Forget the shoki dance, the shaku shaku dance or even the dub. Maybe you have seen people dancing to this new song Malwedhe. Perhaps you have seen this dance move where people keep falling on the ground as they get up.
If you have not, most likely you do not have money to pay OTT. You are probably a descendant of the old men that took to the swamps to escape from graduated tax.
Far from that, the Idibala dance challenge has got people on social media going insane with the aim off pulling off the best version. You would think that it is some cool dance move but the challenge is a shock.
A Limpopo musician king Monada released a hit song Malwedhe. The song which is currently a hit song in the singer’s country South Africa, has found its way to multiple DJ turn tables, house parties, gardens, bars, class rooms and also generated many versions of the dance. Thanks to the power of social media.
The song was recorded in a South African language and is literary translated for “I have a sickness.”
The Idibala dance simulates fainting. Monada sings about getting fainting spells when his lover cheats on him. In the video people sing along and then fall in a hip, as if they just fainted. The singer goes further to explain the extent of his sickness.
Monada in the song confesses to the lover that, ‘If you don’t give me money I collapse, If you don’t return home I collapse, If you switch off your phone, I collapse.” And worse so, “If you break up with me, I will collapse.”
The Road Traffic Management Corporation in South Africa has warned that the dance could prove fatal as some fans simulate fainting behind the wheel and this could cause serious accidents. Also, beware the nest time you faint on campus or in the streets because you may actually need help but the world might think you have chosen to take on the challenge.
Pupils of an unidentified school in Limpopo have been suspended for taking the challenge to the next level. In a phone video shoot filmed secretly by one of the pupils, the students wait for their teacher to enter class and shortly after, they all faint and fall as though struck by lightening.
The angry female teacher who dismissed the entire class agues that school is not a Trevor Noah session. She emphasized that the students will not attend class until the end of the term.
Take caution with the idibala dance or you might as well fall off a balcony, in a fire or even get involved in a fatal road accident. All in the name of the fainting idibala dance challenge. So the next time you feel like putting your head down in class and the lecturer asks what you are up what, just tell them its the Malwedhe challenge.
Follow the hashtags at #Malwedhe and #idibala