Kenya’s Coronavirus dance goes viral.
Tileh Pacbro is, by all accounts, one of the most notable figures on the dance and entertainment scene in Kenya.
The talented choreographer has made a name for himself with exciting, high-octane dance videos that often end up drawing international acclaim. In January 2020, for instance, pop superstar Justin Bieber shared a video of the crew dancing to his song ‘Yummy’, with the dance video racking up over a million views.
The video went viral.
With the Coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic sweeping across the world, Pacbro struck gold yet again with a dance video titled ‘Coronavirus’ which he first shared on Sunday, March 15.
Three days after being posted, the video had racked up hundreds of thousands of views from around the world, further catching the attention of international celebrities including rapper Cardi B who tweeted out the video. Kenyans.co.ke caught up with Tileh on Thursday, March 19 to talk about the Coronavirus dance, his crew and dance in Kenya.
In the trending video, four dancers in white hoodies, white sneakers and protective masks deliver a series of stunning moves that leave viewers asking for more.
Pacbro explained the creative process behind the video, revealing that it was choreographed, shot and uploaded on the same day – Sunday, March 15.
Honestly, I expected the video to blow up because we’ve been building up our audience and it’s growing. We choreographed the dance, shot the video, edited and uploaded it on the same day.
Pacbro noted that the dance was crafted with a message in mind as they wanted to raise awareness about the dreaded virus.