Music certainly has the power to bring people together in the most magical way and as the country enters its fifth day of lockdown, some of the country’s most talented performing artists have come together to perform a beautiful rendition of our national anthem ‘Nkosi Sikelel’ iAfrika’ to illustrate that while alone in self-isolation, we remain united as a country.
Stars from ProVerb to Corlea, Danny K to Zolani Mahola, Busiswa to Kurt Darren and Moonchild to Yvonne Chaka Chaka have lent their talents to the cause with a much bigger vision in mind – 1 000 South Africans performing the largest-ever virtual rendition of the national anthem for the #AnthemChallengeRSA – as the country faces the unprecedented challenge of tackling and defeating COVID-19.
Any South African can submit a video of themselves singing our national anthem in a performance that showcases the powerful spirit of our country, reflecting together on the anthem as a source of inspiration in this very complicated time. To submit a video, simply click on the link http://bit.ly/AnthemChallengeRSA and follow the instructions for performance and uploading by midnight on Monday 6th April 2020.
Once the virtual choir is assembled, we hope that other countries will be challenged to follow suit in creating their own virtual national anthem choirs in a bid to unite the planet.
Submit your rendition of ‘Nkosi Sikelel’ iAfrika’ now and help demonstrate that the unity which has uplifted our country from darkness before – can, again, in the face of a global threat.
List of contributing artists, in alphabetical order:
Bianca Le Grange
Pierre Greeff (Die Heuwels Fantasties)
Yvonne Chaka Chaka