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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.

Music

The 8 Songs You Need to Hear This Week

Featuring Rema, BLK JKS, Tkay Maidza, Ayra Starr and more.

Every week, we highlight the top releases through our best music of the week column.

Here's our round up of the best tracks and music videos that came across our desks, which you can also check out in our Songs You Need to Hear This Week playlists on Spotify and Apple Music.

Follow our SONGS YOU NEED TO HEAR THIS WEEK playlist on Spotify here and Apple Music here.

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