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This Parody of Toto’s ‘Africa’ About Canada’s Cold Weather is Going Viral

If there’s one thing we Canadians can’t get enough of, it’s talking about the weather.

Or, in this case, singing about it.

Inspired by the recent ice age gripping the nation, Manitobans Robert Thiessen, Jody Kaonga, and Joe Kaonga recorded a parody song called ‘I froze my brain up in Canada’ to the tune of Toto’s beloved track ‘Africa’.

The video has racked up more than 400,000 views since being uploaded on December 30th.

“I was looking out across my front yard feeling miserable and cold, and I’ve had that Africa song stuck in my head this week…  I’m always making up random words to songs and I thought ‘I froze my brain up in Canada’,” said Thiessen, who was battling temperatures around -44 degrees while the masterpiece was being filmed.

“It just kind of hit me, just kind of being goofy and I thought I’d go with it.”

Complete with references to frozen plumbing and drum performances on an empty Tim Horton’s cup, the production has all the makings of a Canadian classic. One scene even depicts Kaonga, who is originally from Zambia, being jump-started back to life amid the frost.

May this bit of cool creativity warm your hearts during another bitter week.

Christian Nathler

Christian Nathler is a contributing writer at Notable Life.