South Africans are having a ball on social media with the newly emerged “John Vuli Gate” challenge by creating videos of themselves dancing to the song by Mapara A Jazz featuring Ntosh Gazi and Colano.
The Mapara Tshwane A Jazz crew is from Atteridgeville, Tshwane. Their song “John Vuli Gate” belongs to the Amapiano genre, which has been popular with South Africans this year.
The challenge was sparked by a video that went viral on social media.
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It was posted by a group of girls who were reportedly on their way to their friend’s birthday celebration when they stopped at a garage and recorded a video of them dancing to the song.
On a Twitter post, one of the girls in the video said they had no idea their video would trend as they were just having fun.
Videos of people dancing to the song have since been doing the rounds on social media.
Even some celebrities have joined in the fun, including the likes of house DJ Lamiez Holworthy and singer Busiswa.
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“John Vuli Gate“ is gaining traction, sitting at the number one spot in the Shazam Top 200 South Africa.