Shakira shares Hampshire police officer's TikTok video singing Waka Waka

A POLICE officer singing a hit Shakira song adopted by front-line workers in the pandemic has clocked 6.5m views on a compilation video shared by the star.

Monday, 27th April 2020, 3:42 pm
Updated Monday, 27th April 2020, 8:24 pm

The unnamed Hampshire police officer appears second in the Colombian singer-songwriter’s video posted on Instagram yesterday.

It shows a collection of nurses, healthcare support workers, carers, paramedics and the PC singing Waka Waka (This Time for Africa) on social media video site TikTok.

The PC is featured in a clip from her video singing the lyric ‘choosing your battle’ with the caption: stay home, stay safe.

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A Hampshire police officer's TikTok video singing Shakira's WakaWaka (This Time for Africa) has been shared by the singer on her Instagram page. Picture: @Shakira/Instagram

The song, including the lyrics ‘You’re on the front line/Everyone’s watching’ has become an anthem for those involved on the front line of the coronavirus response.

The Hips Don’t Lie superstar compiled 15-second videos from video-sharing platform TikTok featuring her 2010 song.

In her Instagram post, she said: ‘These videos are incredible and I’m so honored this song of mine that now is yours, can be so uplifting (in such) difficult times.

‘Thank you front-line heroes for all you’re doing!’

Her appreciation has been welcomed by Hampshire Police Federation chairman Alex Charge, who represents the rank-and-file across the county.

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Mr Charge said: ‘It’s great to see the support that celebrities like Shakira give police officers recognising the challenging and key role they are carrying out in this national crisis.’

Lyrics from the song, performed by Shakira at the 2010 World Cup opening ceremony are:

You're a good soldier

Choosing your battles

Pick yourself up and dust yourself off and back in the saddle

You're on the front line

Everyone's watching

You know it's serious we're getting closer, this isn't over

TikTok is donating £5m to the Royal College of Nursing Foundation’s Covid-19 Healthcare Support Appeal.