This Is Where That Viral Meme You Keep Seeing About Being Extra Comes From
1 July 2017
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 wonderfully dramatic 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 Kani. The 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 here.