This Is Africa, hooray
T.I.A, hooray
T.I.A, hooray
T.I.A, hooray
It means, This Is Africa, hooray

from K'naan – T.I.A Lyrics on Rap Genius

Meaning

This line is marks a contrast in the verse, the beginning of the verse was all about the negative aspects of Africa and how violent it is. Then this turns around and ironically celebrates Africa and its violence, showing that the Africans don’t even know or care about how fucked up their continent is.

Also notice that at the same time ‘hooray’ is said there is a sample of the words ‘Simmer Down’, sampled from ‘Simmer Down’ by The Wailers.

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