A Tafelsig mom has become the latest TikTok sensation with her dance videos in the street.
When Shakirah Jacobs’ nephew Rashaad Slamdien, 16, started a TikTok account for the mom of four six months ago, she had no idea that 44 000 people would be enjoying her entertaining skits.
TikTok users are loving @ShakirahJacobsDancer for her authentic and unscripted content, and dancing in the street.
The 29-year-old even has her own song, produced by the Unknown Dance Crew, called Guess Who’s Back.
It’s inspired by her bekkige catchphrases such as “Guess Who’s Back”, “You Know Mos” and “Love You Guys”.
The crew simply added a lekker beat to her and her followers love it.
The videos are made on Rashaad’s phone and he also manages her TikTok account.
“It started in the lockdown, I asked her if I could film her praatjies and her kwaai dance moves.
“From there on it grew fast, people loved her despite her appearance and that she can’t speak English, but that’s what makes her so special,” says Rashaad.
She loves the positive vibes people give her when she posts her lagbol videos, the self-confessed drug addict says.
“I’m not a perfect mother or wife but I try to be the best I can,” she woman says.
“I’m living in a house with other women where I do drugs almost daily, I am looking for help and I’m on a waiting list for rehabilitation.
“I can’t lie about the fact that I’m still using tik and mandrax, but I desire to be clean and be able to take care of my kids one day.
“They live with their grandparents because I don’t have a stable home.”
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Shakirah says her life took a turn for the worse when her ouma died in July.
“I used to live with my grandmother with my kids but when she died, I ended up on the streets.”
She adds: “I just want people to feel some sort of happiness when they see my videos.
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“I want to make them laugh, it’s all me and it’s all natural.
“I express myself through dance and they love it.”