HIPS DON’T LIE STATUE
Written by Ella Melake on January 1, 2024
The hometown of ‘Hips Don’t Lie’ singer, Shakira has immortalized her in a big way.
Officials of the Colombian town of Barranquilla unveiled a giant bronze statue of the music diva known around the world for her catchy tunes and exhilarating moves.
The giant 20-foot-tall (609.6 cm) bronze monument depicts the multiple Grammy and Latin Grammy winner in one of her famous belly-dancing outfits, with her hips swaying to her right and her arms raised gracefully toward the sky.
A plaque under the statue says that on Feb. 2, 1977, the town of “Barranquilla and the world witnessed the birth of a heart that composes, hips that don’t lie, a voice that moves masses and a pair of bare feet that walk for the good of children and humanity.”