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Sadio Mane, Akon, Chelsea Legends Filmed Dancing to Magic System ‘1er Gaou’, Video

Raphael Abiola

October 20, 2023 at 8:40 AM

  • Sadio Mane, Akon, and some Chelsea legends have been spotted dancing to Magic Systems’ song 1er Gaou
  • The Al-Nassr winger and others showed off their dancing skills in a viral video seen on social media
  • Salif ‘A’Salfo’ Traore performed the song at the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations draw in Abidjan

Al-Nassr winger Sadio Mane was spotted alongside Akon, and Chelsea legends Didier Drogba and John Mikel Obi showing off their dancing skills as they vibed to ‘1er Gaou’ by Magic System.

The track off the album ‘1er Gaou‘ was released in 1999. It was a major hit in their native country, Ivory Coast, and other African countries that same year.

It became a global hit three years later when the group did a remix of the song in 2002.

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Sadio Mane, Akon, Didier Drogba, and John Mikel Obi dancing as Salif ‘A’Salfo’ Traore of Magic System performs ‘1er Gaou’. Photo: Issouf Sanogo.
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The Ivorian group was led by Salif ‘A’Salfo’ Traore, who was the brain behind the song, as it was based on his autobiographical experiences.

During to 2023 Africa Cup of Nations draw in Abidjan, A’Salfo was present to perform the song at the event.

In a viral video on social media platform X (formerly known as Twitter), Mane was seen with popular music icon Akon, and former Chelsea players Drogba and Mikel dancing as A’Salfo performed the Magic Systems’ hit song.

The former Liverpool star was part of the draw assistants alongside Paris Saint-Germain defender Achraf Hakimi and the two Chelsea legends, according to a report by Vanguard.

The draw for the 2023 tournament was successfully conducted, with the 24 qualified nations finding out their opponents at the group stage.

Mane and Akon perform Senegalese dance

Sports Brief earlier reported that Mane joined Akon in performing a popular Senegalese dance on the stage for the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations draw in Abidjan.

Akon, a Senegalese-American singer, was the host of the draw at the Parc Des Expositions in Abidjan on Thursday, October 12, 2023.

In a video shared on social media, Akon invited the player on stage, and while he took his position behind his pot, the duo spoke in Senegalese slang before briefly dancing together.