CBS Uses Toto’s ‘Africa’ Music to Segue to Mandela Funeral

By Lex December 10, 2013 @ 5:37 PM

I guess somebody at the CBS news department typed in music of Africa when searching for bumper music for the Morning Show teaser on their Mandela coverage. They got Toto’s insipid 80′s ballad Africa about a white dude who has to choose between relief work in Africa and some hot chick he wants to bang. Which is perhaps why it’s actually appropriate for Mandela who didn’t shy away from loving a few ladies himself while struggling to end Apartheid. Not sure about the decades in Robben Island, but if he was listening to Toto in lockup, he probably had a prison wife too. Way to go meta and save a few bucks not licensing Peter Gabriel, CBS.

(3) Comments

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    DrainBammage 12/10/2013 18:03

    We didnt give a fsck about Mandela when he was in jail and we sure didnt give a fsck about Mandela the past decade when that uppity black man was telling the US when it was doing immoral shit like bombing people so lets not pretend we give much of a fsck about him now.

    Toto, on the other hand, will always represent the 80′s music scene.

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    Maybe_Observer 12/10/2013 18:11

    I wonder if CBS knows the difference between “Africa” as a continent…..and “South Africa” as a “nation”…

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    Beylerbey 12/10/2013 21:33

    I meant to honor Mr. Mandela as well, but then I accidentally googled South African Farm Murders.

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