5 Challenges that went viral in SA – from Matorokisi to Woolies water

5 Challenges that went viral in SA – from Matorokisi to Woolies water

Time and again, South Africans have proven that they're capable of rising to any challenge. Briefly.co.za takes a look at 5 social media challenges that had a substantial impact this year.

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South Africans are known for their fighting spirit and this could be the reason why so many social media challenges are well received.

5. Matorokisi

Limpopo-born artist Makhadzi had South Africans jiving with her Matorokisi challenge.

The dance craze was inspired by the hit song with the same name.

Even EFF leader Julius Malema couldn't resist joining in on the festivities.

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4. Pool challenge

The Idabala dance challenge took South Africa by storm towards the end of 2018, but still had an impact at the turn of the year.

One video saw a group of people taking things to the next level as they fainted together while swimming in a pool.

3. Woolies water

Arguably, the most memorable social media challenge of the year was the woolies water one.

In the initial video that sparked the frenzy, a group of boys were seen walking while speaking in Zulu.

After sipping on water purchased at Woolworths, the youngsters suddenly boast impressive English accents.

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2. Woolies water inspires Afrikaans

The original video inspired numerous other funny clips and social media users were drawn to one other in particular.

In the video, Tsholofelo Ditshego Mathibe is initially heard speaking in her mother tongue, but then switches to fluent Afrikaans after a sip of the famous water.

1. #Umlilo vs #JohnCena

Two of the biggest dance hits of the year also inspired dancing challenges.

Sho Madjozi earned global fame for her hit song John Cena and even had the famous WWE star busting a move to the catchy beat.

Dj Zinhle enjoyed similar success with her smash hit Umlilo and the popular producer also shared a video of choreographer, Matthew Carter Poole, participating in the #UmliloChallenge.

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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