DuckThe Toosie Slide dance challenge brought a lot of joy during the coronavirus pandemic, and he took it upon himself to help a group of African children go viral for their movements … and spread even more joy.
If you missed it … the Masaka Kids, made up of orphaned Ugandans with crazy dance skills, posted their performance of the “Slide” on Friday. When Drake shared it on her Instagram story the next day, it exploded … and so did Masaka Kids’ social media that followed him.
Suuna Hassan, founder of the organization, tells TMZ … that the kids wanted to join the challenge because they love the song and hoped that Drake would notice it, even if it was far away.
Fortunately, the children’s renderings immediately started to gain traction on TikTok, Twitter and IG, and Drake noticed it … so he reached out directly to ask if he could also publish the video.
Hassan says he and the children cried tears of joy at the gesture and spent the next day celebrating and doing what they do best … more dancing. In fact, they are sharing their last performance – which shows that they have a lot more groovin to do.
Even more awesome… we’re told since Friday, the Masaka Kids Africana account has won over 120,000 Instagram followers and the organization has received hundreds of dollars in donations.
Hassan says many others have asked how to donate clothes and other items … and Drake’s cry to his massive audience has certainly given them a much needed boost.