Colombia celebrates Shakira's contribution with 21 foot tall Bronze statue

05:24 PM | 28 Dec, 2023
Source: Shakira (Instagram)

When someone said Shakira is an idol, Colombians took it seriously! The global star, Shakira, has been immortalized into a 21.3ft (6.5 meters) bronze statue to celebrate the Colombian diva's contribution to music and culture of her country.

Recipient of multiple Grammy awards, the Hips Don't Lie singer's statue has been erected in her famous belly-dancing pose in her home city of Barranquilla.

Barranquilla's Mayor Jaime Pumarejo unveiled the 21 foot tall statue in a park along the banks of the Magdalena River. Shakira's parents were present at the unveiling of the sculpture on Tuesday.

Shakira's sculpture snows the curly-haired diva belly dancing with her arms over her head, clad in a sheer skirt with shiny aluminium decorations to accentuate her diversity and rich persona.

The statue made by artist Yino Marquez "shows millions of girls that they can, that they can pursue their dreams and any of them can achieve what they want," said Pumarejo.

A plaque celebrating the singer, reads, “A heart that composes, hips that do not lie, an unmatched talent, a voice that moves masses and feet that march for the good of children and humanity.”

Shakira, who resides in Miami, expressed her immense gratitude, stating that she was honoured by the statue and Barranquilla will always be her home.

Taking to Instagram, Shakira shared a picture of her parents posing in front of their daughter's bronzed statue, writing, “It makes me happy to share this with my parents and especially with my mother on her birthday,” 

“My parents, the mayor and I back there watching! Oh and this dedication. This is too much for my little heart,” she shared.

In another post she shared, “I am very excited about this tribute to Colombian women and Barranquilleras inside and outside my land!”

The writer is a staff member.


Currency Rates in Pakistan - Pakistani rupee to US Dollar, Euro, Pound, Dirham, Riyal - 22 June 2024

Pakistani currency rates against US Dollar and other currencies on June 22, 2024 (Saturday) in open market.

USD to PKR Rate Today

US dollar was being quoted at 277.6 for buying and 280.75 for selling.

Euro's buying rate stands at 297 and selling rate is 299.5 while British Pound rate is 350.5 for buying, and 354 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED was at 74.80 and Saudi Riyal at 72.75.

Currency Rates in Pakistan

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)
Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 277.7 280.85
Euro EUR 294.3 297.9
UK Pound Sterling GBP 352 355.5
U.A.E Dirham AED 75 75.8
Saudi Riyal SAR 72.85 73.6
Australian Dollar AUD 182.2 184
Bahrain Dinar BHD 740.98 748.98
Canadian Dollar CAD 202 204
China Yuan CNY 38.4 38.8
Danish Krone DKK 40.15 40.55
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.68 36.03
Indian Rupee INR 3.34 3.45
Japanese Yen JPY 1.9 1.98
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 908.7 917.7
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 59.07 59.67
New Zealand Dollar NZD 170.98 172.98
Norwegians Krone NOK 26.38 26.68
Omani Riyal OMR 723.75 731.75
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.53 77.23
Singapore Dollar SGD 202 204
Swedish Korona SEK 26.68 26.98
Swiss Franc CHF 315.21 317.71
Thai Bhat THB 7.59 7.74


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