Kenyans Featured Heavily on Angélique Kidjo’s New Covid-19 Video 

Angélique Kidjo’s is known as Africa’s premier diva that has the perfect touch on her 
music. 
She is the UNICEF goodwill ambassador and she just redid Miriam Makeba’s 1967 hit 
song once called ‘world’s most defiantly joyful song’ – Pata Pata. 
 
Pata Pata has been re-recorded to spread information about coronavirus with a focus on
hundreds of millions of people in remote communities around the world. The video features clips of different people from different countries dancing to the music while observing COVID-19 containment and lockdown rules.
Kenyans have featured heavily on the 3-minute video among other nationalities. The 
lucky Kenyans are taped dancing, gardening, gaming, washing hands, trimming bushes,
and more dancing on the viral video. Among the recognizable faces are Elani’s Maureen
Kunga and former Tv star Elayne Okaya.

From the submissions, different colors, races and nationalities from young and the young
at heart were received from Australia, Austria, Cameroon, Ethiopia, Kenya, Uganda, 
Tanzania, Burundi, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Mozambique, Eswatini, Malawi, UK, Italy, Spain, 
Portugal, Russia, Nigeria, Slovenia, Slovakia, USA, India, UAE, Japan, Senegal, and of 
course, Makeba’s homeland of South Africa.  

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