Mama Africa (song)


Mama Africa (song)
"Mama Africa"
Single by Akon
from the album Konvicted
Released United States May 15, 2007 (U.S.)
United Kingdom July 30, 2007 (UK)
Format CD single, digital download
Genre Reggae, R&B, pop
Length 4:25
Label Konvict/UpFront/SRC/Universal
Writer(s) Thiam, Abdulsamad, Browne, Dixon, Dwyer, Elton, Gowdy, Otto, Richards
Producer Akon
Akon singles chronology
"Don't Matter"
(2007)
"Mama Africa"
(2007)
"Sorry, Blame It on Me"
(2007)

"Mama Africa" is the fourth single from Akon's second studio album, Konvicted. The song was written and produced by Hakim Abdulsamad, frontman of R&B 1980s band The Boys. 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 homeland, Africa. The song peaked at #47 on the UK Singles Chart, his second to do so, the first being "Pot of Gold".[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]

Tracklisting

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

Chart (2007) Peak
position
UK Singles (The Official Charts Company)[5] 47
U.S. Billboard Bubbling Under R&B/Hip-Hop Singles[6] 8

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