Karabo Mokoena
Content producer
2 minute read
2 Jan 2020
5:00 pm

WATCH: 5th graders party with Lil Nas X

Karabo Mokoena

Forget Baby Shark, Old Town Road is the song of the year for these preschoolers.

Lil Nas X shared a video on his Twitter that got over 24 million hits in less than 24 hours. Lil Nas X captioned it “favourite moment of 2019”.

Here, he starts by introducing his song Old Town Road to the kids, and when the chorus starts, they hysterically burst into song. The verse comes, and they sing it lyric for lyric.

Some of the kids are seen having the time of their lives, dancing and singing as they will not have this moment ever again.

This video was taken when he surprised the kids of Lander Elementary in Mayfield, Ohio.

The screaming 5th graders were all in the gymnasium when they were surprised by Lil Nas X singing what was, clearly, their favourite song.

If you ever wondered how fun a preschoolers’ party or concert is, it gets pretty wild. These kids were losing their minds.

Some of the kids could not even contain their excitement as they recited the lyrics. They were also wearing cowboy boots and hats just to complement the theme of the song. They partied cowboy style.


Karabo Parenty Post BioKarabo Motsiri is a first-time mom, over-sharer, lover of life, chronic napper and married to her best friend. She loves a good party because the dance floor is her happy place. She enjoys good food, good conversations, laughs a little too hard, and cries during every episode of Grey’s Anatomy. She started her blogging journey because she wanted to share all the ups and downs of being a young modern mama in South Africa. Her blog Black Mom Chronicles has been featured on Ayana Magazine & SA Mom Blog. She has enjoyed airtime on Power FM and frequently writes for the parenting section of Saturday Citizen. She also works with MamaMagic on their Product Awards, Milestones Magazine, Heart to Heart blog, and the Baby Expo, which is South Africa’s biggest parenting expo. 

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