Meet The Girls Who Started John Vuli Gate Dance Challenge
The John Vuli Gate dance challenge has taken Southern Africa by storm. The dance challenge was taken up by South African celebrities and their neighbours in Zimbabwe have also taken up the challenge.
John Vuli gate’ is a new 2020 Amapiano song by Mapara A Jazz ft Ntosh Gaz and Colano. The song started to trend after a group of young ladies stole the hearts of many on social media after a viral clip of them dancing at a Shell service station to the song ‘John Vuli Gate‘. The viral video of the girls sparked a dance challenge dubbed the #JohnVuliGateChallenge.
But just who were the girls in the viral video that was first posted by TikTok user @simpearl2? Daily Sun has traced the girls and found out they are Tshegofatso Maepa, Katlego Mohlahlo, Kgomotso Aphane, Oratilwe Mokwatlo, and Lebogang Motalane. They are aged between 18 and 19 years of age.
The ladies spoke to the publication at length and said they had no idea their video would go viral as they were just were celebrating a friend’s birthday. The ladies have said the viral video has opened doors for them as they are now getting booked for gigs and brands are interested in working with them.
Birthday girl Kgomotso Aphane (19) told the publication they had initially planned on going to Gold Reef City for her birthday celebrations but they decided to go to Kolonnade Mall in Tshwane because of finances. The girls said they decided to dance at a petrol station on their way and filmed themselves on 11 October.
The girls also addressed criticism from people who are against the girls calling themselves stoko. Katlego aged 19 said:
We’re young and had fun without a man around us. That’s why people are bitter. I don’t see the need to explain ourselves.
Tshegofatso Maepa also aged 19 years said the word is normal as boys have been calling women that for ages. Oratilwe Mokwatlo aged 18 said she hoped “bitter” people would stop harassing people online while Lebogang Motalane (19) was indifferent and said people will always talk.
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