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2019 Afcon opening ceremony performers

Femi Kuti of Nigeria, Dobet Gnahoré of Ivory and Hakim of Egypt were at their best during the opening jamboree.

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Kuti, the Afrobeat singer with four Grammy nominations to his name — performed the English version of the tournament’s official song.

He was joined by Grammy-winning Gnahoré. The Afrobeat star won her first Grammy in 2010 for Best Urban/Alternative Performance.

Egypt’s Hakim rounded off the trio of headline acts. Hakim is a folk singer who has performed at a number of big events, including the Nobel Prize ceremony in Oslo in 2006.

Opening

The festivities began at 20:30 (SAST) with the opening match between Egypt and Zimbabwe kicking off at 22:00 SAST.

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