During the time of the COVID-19 pandemic, when we are all staying indoors to stop the spread of the virus, it is easy to feel a little lost and disconnect. This Africa Day [May 25], Brand SA has teamed up with several amazing artists from the continent to help us stay connected with a special song.

Titled “Play Your Part – Africa Unite”, it forms part of a campaign by the same name and highlights African unity.

The track is sung in a number of different languages which include Swahili, Lingala, Zulu, isiXhosa, seTswana, English, Afrikaans, Shona and French.

“This multi-lingual approach is inspired by the bold, vibrant, and resilient African print, which has once again come to the fore during the current Covid-19 pandemic,” Brand SA said in a statement.

South African artists featured include the ever-popular DJ Maphorisa, Rouge, Riky Rick, Dee Koala, Youngster CPT and Kabza De Small. The music video was filmed to mimic a video call, something which almost all of us now use to “see” our loved ones during the pandemic.

Watch it here:

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Lucinda Dordley

Lucinda is a hard news writer who occasionally dabbles in lifestyle writing, and recent journalism graduate. She is a proud intersectional feminist, and is passionate about actively creating a world which is free of discrimination and inequality.