- South Africa is currently on lockdown for 21 days and needs all the love, hope and positivity it can get
- Multiple celebs joined together virtually to ding the national anthem to bring hope to our country in these dark times
- Monday saw a video which featured dozens of artists singing Nkosi Sikelel’iAfrika which was the launching of the Anthem Challenge
We can always count on our favourite Mzansi’s musicians. With South Africa entering the fourth day of the 21-day lockdown in order to curtail the spread of COVID-19, these amazing people have taken up the challenge to sing the National Anthem and spread hope and unity.
Monday saw a video which featured dozens of artists singing Nkosi Sikelel’iAfrika which was the launching of the Anthem Challenge.
Briefly.co.za learnt that Moonchild, Busiswa, Danny K, Kurt Darren, Proverb, Tumi Morake, Corlea Botha, Yvonne Chaka Chaka, Zolani Mahola, Juliet Harding and KB Mamosadi, are a few of the talented artists that voices will be heard in this beautiful project. They are encouraging all South Africans to come together and do the same.
The aim of the project is to encourage over 1 000 South Africans to take part and perform the largest-ever virtual rendition of the National Anthem, all while being in lockdown.
Ma Yvonne spoke to TshisaLIVE and told how she jumped at the opportunity to be part of the challenge. She said it will spread hope at a time of uncertainty and now is the time for all of us to stand together.
She explained that the dreadful virus does not have a home and if we do not take heed and adhere to the rules, it will find its way into our homes. She went on to say that this is time for introspection, time to appreciate life, this is why we ask God to bless Africa.
Zolani’s comment was a positive one saying there is joy even where there is shadow. She said it is necessary to see light in each and every situation. The light in what we are experiencing now is for multitudes to come together in song without being in the same physical space, how awesome is that?
KB stated that she wants to make a positive contribution to our nation. She said that our anthem is a prayer and that is exactly what we need in the situation we find ourselves in right now. Regardless of circumstances, we find ourselves in, we are in this together.
Tuni agrees that uniting as a nation, South Africans were opting to protect their country from collapsing under the grips of a global pandemic. The only thing that matters is humanity which is what we custodians of ubuntu celebrate.
She said it is necessary to set aside any difference and focus on the end goal. When it finally comes to an end, history will judge harshly should we disobey the laws that have been put in place. Tuni urged people to stay home.
Let's all join in as South Africans and record ourselves singing the national anthem. Once your video is completed, submit it via Dropbox before midnight on Monday, 6 April.
Once the virtual choir is assembled then phase two will start. Other countries will be challenged to creating their own virtual national anthem choir. This will be able to unite the planet.
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