K’naan is a Somali Canadian poet, rapper, singer, songwriter, and instrumentalist. He rose to prominence with the success of his single “Wavin’ Flag”, which was chosen as Coca-Cola’s promotional anthem for the 2010 FIFA World Cup. K’naan performed his hit song “Wavin’ Flag” live during the sponsor’s FIFA World Cup Trophy Tour, which took him to 86 countries around the world.
On 8 May 2011, K’naan performed live at Centennial Olympic Park for Coca Cola’s employees in light of Coke’s 125th anniversary.
He is also involved in various philanthropic initiatives.
On 15 October 2011 at the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles, K’naan was one of eight performers at the “Decade of Difference” concert. The concert celebrated former US President Bill Clinton’s 65th birthday and the 10-year anniversary of the Clinton Foundation. K’naan was the third performer of the evening, following sets by Stevie Wonder and Kenny Chesney and preceding sets by Juanes, Usher, Lady Gaga, and The Edge and Bono of U2