The African Union has today announced that in a bid to create more unity between African nations, they would be changing the national anthem to each nation in the continent to Toto’s ‘Africa’.
“It’s certainly a bold move, but it’s a move that we believe will definitely pay off in the long run,” said African Union Assembly Chair Paul Kagame.
“The healing power of Toto’s music has helped millions of people the world over, so it should certainly help the continent from which it takes its name.”
“Plus it’s an absolute BANGER.”
The change is expected to occur in late September this year, with little to no disagreement from any government involved.
“I still remember the first time I heard that magical song,” said Ivorian president Alassane Ouattara.
“Who doesn’t have chills run up and down their spine when those drums come in just before the chorus?!”
The global response to the announcement has been swift, with several petitions quickly gaining traction in seeking to change other national anthems to the 1980’s pop-rock classic.
The leading petition, already with over 35,000 signatures, aims to have the United Nations declare it to be the song to ‘represent the entire planet’ and be the song that any alien lifeform hears first as they approach Earth.