This week, a statue of Shakira, standing at a height of 21 feet and made of bronze, was revealed in her hometown of Barranquilla, Colombia.
The recipient of multiple Grammy Awards was commemorated with a statue that captures her iconic stance from the music video “Hips Don’t Lie.” The monument features a plaque recognizing her significant contributions.
It stated that it possesses a heart for creating, hips that are truthful, an exceptional ability, a powerful voice that inspires crowds, and feet that walk for the betterment of children and humanity.
I expressed gratitude to the artist, Yino Marquez, and the students of a nearby arts school for showcasing the immense artistic abilities of individuals from my region.
According to Reuters, Marquez stated on RCN TV that a team of over 30 individuals spent five months creating the statue.
According to him, upon closer examination, her dress appears to be made of aluminum waves. These waves represent the message I wanted to convey. They symbolize the river and sea, as Shakira embodies both as she is from Barranquilla.
The mayor of the city stated that the statue serves as more than just a tribute to Shakira, but also as a symbol of empowerment for young girls and teenagers in Barranquilla and the Caribbean.
According to Barranquilla Mayor Jaime Pumarejo in an interview with RCN TV, individuals have the ability to have ambitious dreams and make them a reality. He also praises the accomplishments of a Spanish-language singer who learned to speak English and achieved success, highlighting that great achievements can be accomplished in the Colombian Caribbean region.
Shakira has been awarded three Grammys, twice for best Latin pop album and once for best Latin rock/alternative album. She is known as the “Queen of Latin Music” and holds the second highest number of Latin Grammys among all female artists, with a total of 14.
However, she has recently encountered legal difficulties. In the previous month,
On the first day of her trial for tax fraud in Barcelona, Shakira made a deal to avoid going to prison. As part of the agreement, she will be given a three-year suspended sentence and must pay a fine of 7.3 million euros ($8 million). She also agreed to pay an additional fine of 432,000 euros ($472,000) in order for her sentence to be waived.