On Freedom Day – Monday, 27 April 2020 – a video went up on YouTube of 1000 people singing the national anthem under lockdown. CN&CO helped with the PR for the project, which was shared far and wide on social media by celebs, corporates and politicians (including health minister, Zweli Mkhize!).
Watch as more than a thousand South Africans perform the “largest-ever” virtual rendition of the national anthem while in lockdown. #anthemchallenge #freedomdayhttps://t.co/9I5hekEAOV— Dr Zweli Mkhize (@DrZweliMkhize) April 27, 2020
Check out #AnthemChallengeRSA to see all the amazing posts, especially on Twitter, but also on Facebook and Instagram.
WATCH THE VIDEO HERE – see if you can spot anyone you know!
It was also shared by a host of media, including eNCA, SABC news, Expresso, Mnet, Good Things Guy, Jacaranda FM, Chai FM and East Coast Radio. Here are a few links to some of the online coverage:
- TimesLive: WATCH | Mzansi unites around #AnthemChallengeRSA
- Good Things Guy: 1000 South Africans perform the national anthem under lockdown
- eNCA: The Anthem Challenge
- Expresso: https://youtu.be/r60TuAwPDeo
- Cape Talk: [WATCH] Biggest virtual rendition of anthem for Freedom Day #AnthemChallengeRSA
- SABC: South Africans come together for remote national anthem
- The South African: Watch: Over a thousand South Africans sing the national anthem
- The Lowvelder: WATCH: Laudate Choir celebrates Freedom Day by taking part in the #AnthemChallengeRSA
- CN&CO: #AnthemChallengeRSA: 1000 South Africans celebrate unity in diversity
- MSN news: Watch: Over a thousand South Africans sing the national anthem
- The Star (Kenya): South Africans come together for remote national anthem
- BizNews:A 1,000-odd Nkosi Sikelel’ iAfrika acapella
- SA People News:WATCH Over 1000 South Africans Proudly Sing Their Anthem Together Apart
- awsum news: SCHOOLS, CELEBS & ORDINARY SOUTH AFRICANS PART OF 1000 VOICES PERFORMING NATIONAL ANTHEM
- ZAlebs: Celebs Join Mzansi In The Anthem Challenge – ZAlebs
- My Joy Online: South Africans come together for remote national anthem
Watch the Expresso clip below: