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During an interview on The Ellen Show on Monday, host Ellen DeGeneres got John Cena to do the #johncenachallenge in honour of the Sho Madjozi song named after him.
The dance challenge first began in August, after Sho Madjozi dropped “John Cena” and the song hit one million views on YouTube.
John Cena dancing to “John Cena” quickly caught South Africa’s attention and the moment trended on Twitter well into Tuesday morning.
Excited that a local song appeared on an international platform, fans applauded Sho Madjozi’s success as a musician.
— Esethu Sotheni (@SotheniEsethu) September 30, 2019
— ❤ Ree ❤ (@Rebah_Molefe) October 1, 2019
— LL Fool J (@TheNtilo) September 30, 2019
Sho Madjozi is fully international now, all the people that hated her are seeing flames now!
S/0 to John Cena for recognizing love and showing appreciation
— Venda Robocop (@SoSoDeezy) October 1, 2019
Sho Madjozi is out here representing Limpopo and Tsongas, I’m proud ❤ #johncenachallenge
— tlogelang bofebe (@vuswikotiiii) October 1, 2019
— Niekie_Masego (@mogotsi_masego) October 1, 2019
— Benny Mathebula (@BennyMathebula) October 1, 2019
— King Tsonga (@Glen_Lurvchild) October 1, 2019
Sho Madjozi is quickly becoming one of South Africa’s favourite celebrities, and not just for her music. Back in early September, the singer gained even more support after posting her thoughts on xenophobia and gender-based violence in the country.
Feature image: screenshot, TheElllenShow via YouTube