Nkosi sikelel’ iAfrika. Maluphakawaka…emmmm DOH!
Well it seems that Ard Matthews has managed to land himself in quite the potential career crusher.
The Just Jinger frontman produced an epic failure of considerable note when he bungled the lyrics for our South African national anthem and on live television no less.
national anthem fail spread like wildfire online. Perhaps it will be the next big South African meem!
Look here people, bad things happen!
Even the greatest musicians have their off days and make catastrophic mistakes. Think about ol’ Amy Winehouse and her disastrous final performance in German…now that was bad.
I love how
instantly there is speculation of whether or not he was drunk or messed up on narcotics when he sang.
Art Matthews replied by saying that he had taken "no drugs" and commented further by saying he, “completely froze, it's that simple. First time ever. No drugs, no alcohol…just the biggest nightmare of my life…"
Honestly I really feel sorry for the guy. This has got to be the most embarrassing thing that can happen to a musical artist…can you imagine choking on a nationwide level, or rather a global level…thanks internet
One thing that I love about situations like this is the fact that, in no time at all, there will be a few hundred jokes that spawn to make the offender sorry they ever took their first breath.
We can always rely on Nandos to be quick on the draw.
However, their latest ‘snipe advert’ was even more amazing and quick-thinking than usual.
Well done guys!
While I don’t condone kicking a man while he is down, this is still sharp as sharp can be J
Nandos were all over the Ard Matthews national anthem fail…like a chunky kid on a cupcake!
Here is the advert below:
We have two words for you…but we forgot them.
Luckily for you, it will take a lot more than a botched anthem to throw our Springboks off their game. Bokke, let’s win this thing
Ard Matthews National Anthem fail is going to stick with him for quite some time methinks. People seldom forget malfunctions like this, especially when it’s something to do with their heritage.
There is also the question of how he initially handled the mistake. If you watch the video you will see that he laughs…which is honestly not the best reaction one can have, it may be a natural reaction, but still not the wisest. Laughter may appear to some as disrespectful, or come across as a lack of seriousness.
Let’s have a good laugh guys and girls, but let’s forgive the guy and move on. Just Jinjer are still responsible for some of the most iconic South African music ever produced. They are actually an amazing band and often spread a message of togetherness.
Don’t worry Ard, just pick yourself up and keep fighting the good fight!
SOUTH AFRICAN NATIONAL ANTHEM LYRICS (just in case)
Nkosi sikelel’ iAfrika
Maluphakanyisw’ uphondo lwayo,
Yizwa imithandazo yethu,
Nkosi sikelela, thina lusapho lwayo.
Morena boloka setjhaba sa heso,
O fedise dintwa le matshwenyeho,
O se boloke, O se boloke setjhaba sa heso,
Setjhaba sa South Afrika – South Afrika.
Uit die blou van onse hemel,
Uit die diepte van ons see,
Oor ons ewige gebergtes,
Waar die kranse antwoord gee,
Sounds the call to come together,
And united we shall stand,
Let us live and strive for freedom,
In South Africa our land.