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

December 11, 2013 | celebrity | Lex Jurgen | 0 Comments

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.

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