Jerusalema and JohnVuliGate: Dance challenges that rocked SA's 2020

Jerusalema and JohnVuliGate: Dance challenges that rocked SA's 2020

- This year has seen two dance challenges that South Africans simply could not get enough of

- While one was the child of Nomcebo and Master KG, the other was born after a few ladies were seen fiercely dancing to a song

- The two dance challenges that came about subsequently, were the #JerusalemaChallenge and the #JohnVuliGate challenge

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South Africans and having fun are like two peas in a pod - never too far apart - even when a worldwide pandemic threatened to wipe away everything in its path, South Africans were coming up with dance challenges.

Because of Mzansi's determination to never have a dull moment, #Jerusalema challenge and #JohnVuliGate was born. Soon timelines were flooded with the hashtags as celebrity and fan alike jirated as best they could while being recorded. Some of the best Jerusalema moments are:

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When a proudly South African grandfather took to Facebook to share with the world how his grandson Teddie chooses to enjoy the song - by singing it. In the video, Teddie can be seen with his eyes glued on the TV that is playing the song, waiting patiently to sing along while a baby boy dances around in the background. Teddie, who is only five, sings along to the words pronouncing them as accurately as he can master.

Jerusalema and JohnVuliGate: Dance challenges that rocked SA's 2020

John Vuli Gate and Jerusalema helped make 2020 a better year in Mzansi. Images: @Lissah97/New Africa Women's mag
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Another great #JerusalemaChallenge moment happened when two adorable little boys have gone viral for dancing to Master KG and Nomcebo's hit song - Jerusalema. The 58-second clip starts with a boy in a blue long sleeve t-shirt dancing on his own before he is joined by a friend in red. The two boys show off their amazing synchronization and dance skills with each having a solo at different times. At the 30-second mark a third boy, with a white t-shirt, joins in but doesn't stay for too long.

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Meanwhile #JohnVuliGate started after some attractive Mzansi ladies were seen doing their thing, it resulted in new dance challenge in South Africa after a video of a group of ladies dancing at a petrol station went viral. Some of the ladies have a bottle of alcohol in their hands as they're dancing to John Vuli Gate.

The video was initially uploaded to TikTok by @angel737277 and was then shared to Twitter by various users. The video sparked the beginning of a new challenge as others started uploading videos of themselves dancing to the song. also reported how the ladies from the viral Vuli Gate Challenge seem to be getting the short end of the stick when it comes to impressing locals. This after they were invited to Idols to remake their viral dance moves on the show.

The girls received instant fame after the video started circulating on social media. Soon they became very sought after, even creating a hefty priceless to show up at Mzansi's most popular events and shows.

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Their most recent appearance was on under the bright lights of the Idols SA stage. While they had the opportunity to shine, Mzanians were left disappointed and unconvinced by what they had to offer.

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