Mama Africa (song)

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"Mama Africa" is a song by Akon, released in 2007 as the fourth single from his second studio album, Konvicted (2006). The single was released to radio stations on May 15, 2007, before being officially released in the United Kingdom on July 30, 2007. The official remix of the track features 50 Cent. The lyrics are written as a homage to Akon's ancestral homeland, Africa. The song peaked at No. 47 on the UK Singles Chart, and No. 5 on the UK R&B Singles Chart.[1] The track was B-listed upon its first airplay on BBC Radio 1. The single's artwork was designed by Chris Jarvis. A video for the song was filmed in October 2006, however, due to licensing issues, was not released.[2] The video was later leaked to the internet in February 2009.[3]

"Mama Africa"
Single by Akon
from the album Konvicted
ReleasedMay 15, 2007 (U.S.)
Songwriter(s)Thiam, Abdulsamad, Browne, Dixon, Dwyer, Elton, Gowdy, Otto, Richards
Akon singles chronology
"We Takin' Over"
"Mama Africa"

Track listing edit

UK CD single
  1. "Mama Africa" - 4:25
  2. "Kill the Dance (Got Something for Ya)" (feat. Kardinal Offishall) - 2:58
European CD single[4]
  1. "Mama Africa" - 4:25
  2. "Mama Africa" (Instrumental) - 4:25
  3. "Don't Matter" (Calypso Remix) - 5:38
  4. "Don't Matter" (Calypso Instrumental) - 5:38

Charts edit

Chart (2007) Peak
CIS (TopHit)[5] 197
Scotland (OCC)[6] 33
UK Singles (OCC)[7] 47
UK Hip Hop/R&B (OCC)[8] 5
US Bubbling Under R&B/Hip-Hop Singles (Billboard)[9] 8

References edit

  1. ^ "Akon UK Chart Positions". Retrieved 2007-08-05.
  2. ^ Video information for "Mama Africa" from Video Static Archived 2009-06-02 at the Wayback Machine
  3. ^ "Mama Africa" video information from Music Video Base.
  4. ^ "Akon – Mama Africa (2007, CD)". Discogs.
  5. ^ Akon — Mama Africa. TopHit. Retrieved May 9, 2022.
  6. ^ "Official Scottish Singles Sales Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company.
  7. ^ "Akon: Artist Chart History". Official Charts Company.
  8. ^ "Official Hip Hop and R&B Singles Chart Top 40". Official Charts Company.
  9. ^ "Mama Africa". Bubbling Under R&B/Hip-Hop Singles. Billboard. June 23, 2007.[dead link]