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This Is Where That Viral Meme You Keep Seeing About Being Extra Comes From

This hilarious clip from a Kenyan parody of "Sarafina!" is the best thing on the internet right now.

DIASPORA—You may or may not have seen the following viral clip of a young man's wonderfully dramatic death scene, floating around your timeline in the past few days.


If you have not, you need to stop whatever you're doing right now and watch it, because nothing you could possibly be doing is more important than this.

It's seriously golden:

The astounding level of excessiveness in the young man's performance has the internet cackling, and many are curious as to what movie this unforgettable clip is from.

We now have the answer.

After some very intense and thoroughgoing research, we've discovered that the clip is from a parody of the peculiar 1992 South African apartheid-themed musical Sarafina!, starring Miriam Makeba, Whoopi Goldberg, Leleti Khumalo, and John KaniThe parody called Saratina, hit YouTube last December and stars Kenyan comedian Eric Omondi.

The 10-minute video is hilarious the whole way through. You can watch it below.

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The ‘Coming 2 America’ Original Motion Picture Soundtrack & ‘The Rhythm Of Zamunda’ Are Out Now

Featuring Tiwa Savage, Tekno, Larry Gaaga, Alpha P, Davido and many more.

It has been more than 30 years since the premiere of the beloved classic comedy Coming to America. Its highly anticipated sequel promises to be greater than its predecessor. The film will be accompanied with two albums—Coming 2 America original motion picture soundtrack and Rhythms of Zamunda, whose tracklist is inspired by the movie. Both albums, which are currently available on all major streaming platforms, feature African music royalty Tiwa Savage, Tekno, Larry Gaaga and Alpha P, who joined a select group of artists from around the continent to produce these tracklists.

Still blazing charts after the success of his debut album Old Romance, Tekno has a growing list of impressive collaborations with artists like Davido, Drake, Beyonce, to name a few. The singer does not have not one, but two of his hit songs featured; "Waka Waka" is featured on the official soundtrack and "Skeletun" on Rhythms of Zamunda.

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