Drake’s “Toosie Slide” dance challenge has brought some happiness to people during the coronavirus pandemic as they logged on to various social media accounts to choreograph to the song. Drake, however, took it upon himself to help a group of African kids go viral for their moves.
The Masaka Kids, comprised of orphans from Uganda who have crazy dancing skills, posted their rendition of the ‘Slide’ on Friday.
After the rendition, they 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.
Hassan, who manages the kids says he and the children cried tears of joy at the gesture and spent the next day celebrating and dancing more.
When Drake shared it on his Instagram Story the following day, it blew up, as did the Masaka Kids’ social media following.
As reported by TMZ, the Masaka Kids Africana account has gained more than 120,000 Instagram followers and the organization 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.