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Man uses rubber chicken to perform a hilarious cover of Toto’s “Africa”

July 27th, 2020

We’ve seen people trying to entertain an audience using various everyday objects and transforming them into musical instruments plenty of times before.

But just as we thought we’ve seen it all, a guy with rubber chicken appears.

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He also has a real chicken in the video, and together they’ll do a cover of Toto’s “Africa.”

We’ll admit, it’s a pretty unusual concept… but the results are pretty hilarious.

This is probably the most interesting version of “Africa” we’ve ever seen.

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The American rock band Toto released the song in 1981, for their fourth studio album “Toto IV.”

“Africa” reached number one on the United States’ Billboard Hot 100 chart and later peaked in the top across the globe, from Australia to Canada. We were surprised to find out that in 2019 a sound installation was set up in an undisclosed location in the Namib Desert.

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The installation is powered by solar energy, which allows the song to be played indefinitely.

So, is there any other information that could impress you more than what we’ve already mentioned? You think not? Wait after you see the video—you’ll be impressed, shocked, entertained and intrigued at once.

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It is an interesting “Africa” version where an Asian young man holds rubber chicken on the improvised stage and tries to serenade a real chicken with it.

We have no idea what kind of message is he trying to send, but it’s hilarious.

The funniest part is that the guy seems to be scared of the real chicken!

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Do you remember those rubber chicken toys?

They scream and produce funny noise after you press them. A rubber chicken has been part of numerous memes on the internet, and that’s probably why Big Marvel decided to use it and put on a show for his 7.9 million YouTube subscribers. Hwang Myunghun, better known as Big Marvel, is a Korean YouTuber and a musician.

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He plays flute and has a channel full of videos of him doing chicken covers, interviewing people, performing with his colleagues, beatboxing and experimenting with sound effects.

There is a hilarious video of him talking to a parrot. He also does a cover of Camila Cabello’s “Havana” on mini drums and a lot more!

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Let’s go back to the chicken cover of “Africa.”

The video is filmed in a close-up style, it’s well-lit and you can see a real chicken on his desk. He is in the background, holding a rubber chicken in front of the mic while the song plays in the background.

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His hesitation to move, and the twitching every time the chicken moves are hysterical.

It could be part of the show, or it could be that he’s really afraid of chickens. Either way, it’s very funny.

Most people would probably burst out laughing, but Big Marvel’s chicken manages to hit a few notes decently.

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It’s hard to explain that the sounds he produces with his rubber chicken are pretty similar to the way the song sounds.

If there was no “Africa” in the background, we probably wouldn’t have guessed the song this rubber duck’s singing.

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On the other hand, when we know the song, rubber duck blends quite well with it.

It’s not a masterpiece, but no one could expect it. It’s meant to be hilarious, and it is. We think that the chicken version served its purpose.

In 2012, “Africa” was listed by music magazine NME in 32nd place on its list of “50 Most Explosive Choruses.”

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We’re talking about a song that has been extremely popular upon its release, and it has been used in so many internet memes.

“Africa” has also appeared on many TV shows, and CBS used it during their coverage of the funeral of former South African President Nelson Mandela. We’re glad to see that the song hasn’t lost its charm!

Check out this hilarious performance in the link below:

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Source: YouTube/Big Marvel

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