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Weezer Has Finally Covered ‘Africa,’ Proving That Tweeting a Lot Is Not Entirely Useless

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It’s finally happened. Weezer has, at last, covered Toto’s smash hit “Africa.” The campaign to make this happen began last December, when a 14-year-old named Mary set up @weezerafrica, a Twitter account dedicated to asking Weezer, the band, to cover “Africa,” the song.

Soon, dozens, if not hundreds, of people were asking Weezer to record a version of the song, originally released by Toto in 1982. Mary told Vice last year, “With everything going on, politically, and net neutrality, there’s just a lot of stuff going on, and everyone just agrees this would be fun. I think it’s good that people all seem to enjoy this.”

She’s right.

Last week, Weezer finally responded … with a cover of Toto’s “Rosanna.” Weezer said little else on the matter, only quoting a @weezerafrica tweet along with a link to the song.

And then, this morning, it finally arrived … a cover of Toto’s “Africa” by famous rock-and-roll band Weezer.

Through hard work and determination, and many users tweeting the hashtag #WeezerCoverAfrica, they’ve done the impossible. They got Weezer to sing the song “Africa.” Is there anything tweeting constantly and repeatedly at celebrities can’t accomplish? The answer is no.

#WeezerCoverAfrica Concludes With Weezer Covering ‘Africa’