If you missed it, the Masaka Kids, comprised of orphans from Uganda who have crazy dancing skills, posted their rendition of the ‘Slide’ on Friday.
Drake took it upon himself to help these kids who had gone viral across Africa for their moves spread even more joy in the world.
When Drake shared their Toosie Slide video on his Instagram Story the following day, it blew up as did the Masaka Kids’ social media following numbers.
Suuna Hassan, founder of the organisation, tells TMZ that the children wanted to partake in the challenge because they love the song and hoped Drake would notice, even though it was a long shot.
Fortunately, the kids’ rendition instantly began gaining traction on TikTok, Twitter and IG, and Drake did notice so he reached out directly to ask if he could post the video, too.
Hassan says he and the children cried tears of joy at the gesture and spent the next day celebrating and doing what they do best -more dancing.
In fact, they’re sharing their most recent performance, which shows they got a lot more grooving to do.
Even more awesome … we’re told since Friday, the Masaka Kids Africana account has gained more than 120,000 Instagram followers and the organisation has received hundreds of dollars in donations.
Hassan says many more have inquired about how to donate clothes and other items … and Drake’s shout-out to his massive following certainly gave them a much-needed boost.
- Social media reacts to how youth hooted at Akufo-Addo during concert
- Apart from some senior players, no one is guaranteed a place – Andre Ayew on Ghana’s World Cup squad
- NDC orchestrated the heckling of Akufo-Addo at Global Citizen Festival – NPP
- 23,495 Ghanaians test positive for HIV in 6 months
- Bagbin has not resigned from Ghana Bar Association – Dafeamekpor
- Black Stars arrive to rousing welcome in Spain ahead of Nicaragua friendly
- Frontiers Contract contains information we cannot disclose – Ghana Airports Company Ltd
- Ghana’s programme will focus heavily on debt sustainability – IMF
- ‘Stop the foolhardiness, Akufo-Addo’s booing at Global Citizen Festival wasn’t orchestrated’ – Stan Dogbe tells NPP
- Parliament approves fees for “access” to information
- Weweso JHS students save up ‘chop money’ to buy sanitary pads
- Global Citizen Festival: Usher, DWP Academy, others wow crowd
- Kenyan accused of ICC witness bribery found dead
- I want to come back to broadcasting – Kojo Yankah
- Mali players fight each other at Basketball World Cup
- Financial inclusion, enterprise development empowering SMEs for sustainable growth
- Government currently has zero equity interest in AngloGold Ashanti – Sam Jonah
- Uganda’s Ebola outbreak: Trainee doctors go on strike over safety fears
- Consensus building is needed at this point – Seth Terkper on Ghana’s IMF negotiation
- Smugglers Paradise: GRA to investigate how custom officials aided in oil smuggling
- We need consensus building on debt restructuring process – Dr. Atuahene
- Release incarcerated KNUST students – Katanga Hall Alumni Association
- Establish a debt limit in the constitution to control borrowing – Dr. Atuahene
- Election 2024: If literates are failing, try illiterates – Kumchacha to Ghanaians
- 14-year-old pregnant girl, 23 others rescued from being trafficked to Côte d’Ivoire