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A video of a dancing toddler went viral on Twitter on Wednesday after users noticed a woman in the background who looked a lot like the late South African musician Brenda Fassie.
Walking in the footprints 👣 of his ancestors! This heritage month teach your offspring the essence of who they are, why we do what we do, instil pride in their identity the world will never define it for them. They will be rooted & grounded in themselves. pic.twitter.com/sh01fn3fsZ
— Gogo Dineo Ndlanzi (@gogodineo) September 11, 2019
“Wow I just saw Brenda fassie,” one user said, referring to a moment in the video where a woman picks up the baby.
Wow I just saw Brenda fassie
— Ziyavamu (@buthelezi_romeo) September 11, 2019
Many agreed that the resemblance was uncanny, and the video racked up over 70 000 views by Thursday morning.
That Gogo that picked her up looks like Brenda Fassie🙆🏾♂️I swear🤞🏿
— Justice for Uyinene💐🕊✨ (@_Osmanbantu) September 11, 2019
The lady picking up the baby must be related to the late Brenda fassie
— mays (@mays2020) September 11, 2019
😲😲I had to watch it twice just to make sure it’s not her
— kekeletso Motsieloa (@keke_Motsieloa) September 12, 2019
The lady that picks him up looks like Brenda Fassie😱😱
— Black and Proud.🖤 (@Oratile__M) September 11, 2019
Yes they look alike. She reminds me of Brenda Fassie
— Mother🤵🤵 (@Dikeledi_Rams) September 12, 2019
The woman, however, is actually Metro FM’s traditional healer Gogo Dineo Ndlanzi, who posted the video on her Twitter account with a message for heritage month.
“This heritage month teach your offspring the essence of who they are, why we do what we do, instil pride in their identity the world will never define it for them,” the message read.
Feature image: screenshot, @gogodineo via Twitter