Idibala a South African craze dance which involves pretending to faint has taken the country by storm. All over Instagram and other social media platform, you will see clips of people falling to the ground as they sing.
The song is hitting up the airwaves as Students, footballers, health workers, firefighters and revellers are caught up on the song, sharing videos online of themselves doing the #IdibalaChallenge – falling to the ground as they dance to the song.
The Road Traffic Management Corporation (RTMC) has warned people not to endanger their lives, or those of other road users, as they simulate fainting while they are behind the wheel.
“It is in the same category as texting and driving,” said RTMC spokesman Simon Zwane. “Many fatal crashes are caused by this.
King Monada is the artist behind the hit song known as Malwedhe (or Idibala) which loosely translates as “fainting”, in the Khelobedu language of Limpopo province.
The song lyrics contain this lines:
I have an illness. If you date me, don’t joke about dumping me. I’m likely to faint. If you cheat, I will faint. If you don’t give me money. I will faint. If you don’t come home, I will faint. If you switch off your phone, I will faint.”
from Idibala lyrics King Monada.
Watch the Dance Challenge Clip Below: