There are quite a number of things that make South Africa the uniquely lekker place that it is. Two of them are undoubtedly our selection of unofficial anthems and the other, our signature dance moves – even though admittedly, some Saffas are better than others at getting the moves just right.
One particular South African man has gone viral on TikTok after showing off his entertaining Kwaito-styled moves that not all of us could do as seemingly effortlessly.
Among the great anthemic South African hits like Pata Pata, Weekend Special, Kaptein, Sister Bethina, and the endless amount of yaadt mixes (let’s face it, there’s simply too many to mention), lies Mandoza’s iconic Nkalakhata.
Nkalakhata was released in the year 2000, and for pretty self-explanatory reasons, scooped up the Song of the Year award at the South African Music Awards (SAMAs) the following year.
22 years later, the song’s electronic beats and Mandoza’s husky voice still has South African bodies almost automatically grooving whenever the song comes on – as can clearly be seen in Rojhey Herselman’s viral TikTok video.
Watch Rojhey getting his groove on:
@rojheyherselmanSkill n Litchi… 🤪♬ original sound – Rojhey Herselman
Rojhey Herselman posted the video on Saturday, 3 September and has since gained over 100 000 likes and about two million views.
With over 5000 comments, the video got Mzansi talking as most commenters have been sending him approvals and praises for his dancing skills.
Many commenters approved of his moves on behalf of Mandoza, saying something to the effect that he would be quite proud of Rojhey if he were here to see him.
One user commented: “Proudly South African 😂🇿🇦” with another replying “🤣🤣🤣Mzansi for sure.”
Others felt rather impressed with specific aspects of his choreography.
Machele843 commented: “it’s the little leg throw for me 🤣🤣🤣🤣.”
Ntobeko Cele wrote: “The kwasa kwasa at the beginning 😭😭” (referring to the soft jump and twerk) with Zy’Aire Zehra agreeing, saying: “he kwasa better than me 😂.”
Picture: Screenshot/ TikTok