You know what they say… When in Africa, create a mimed rendition music video of the 1983 smash hit “Africa” by Toto and post it on Youtube?

I actually don’t know anyone who says that, but that’s just what the crew of a Subsea 7 contracted OSV did and their video is making the rounds this week on the internets.

The video was shot by the crew of the Bourbon Peridot while off Equatorial Guinea in West Africa. Why? Because why not?

“I did the first couple of scenes with Subsea 7 guys, and then a couple of other guys on the boat thought it was good so they also wanted in,” Darren Flynn, the ship’s 33yo ROV pilot supervisor who came up with the idea, told the Energy Voice.

“As the thing progressed more and more people wanted in, from the captain to the company representative.”

35,000 views and counting. Where will it be at tomorrow?

H/T Richard Kern for the find

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  • Jason Harris

    Now that’s team-building, very funny, i enjoyed it!

  • Audun Stensland

    Perfect song&video,enjoy it :-) Keep it up, i am ready for the next song!!

  • Damn Yankee

    I’m envious of the camaraderie on that ship. Very funny. Well done.

  • Timbo

    Except it is a gay song

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  • Berndt Akesson

    Gay song or not,it’just wonderful!

  • Anne hazard

    I loved it! Sent it to all my best friends and sisters!


    Parabéns ao grupo e ao idealizador pois foi simplesmente fantástico…

  • David Lyman

    A great piece of filmmaking and collaboration and ideas. Reminds me of the film Mama Mia! These boys could be on their way to music video stardom.

  • ANdy

    How do you know it’s a gay song? Do you listen to it whilst you’re licking your boyfriend’s arsehole?

  • MarkHunter1

    Does Bourbon hire Americans?

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