OPM Song 'Da Coconut Nut' Is the Newest International Dance Challenge

'Da Coconut Nut' has taken the America by storm.
by Mario Alvaro Limos for Esquire PH   |  Sep 6, 2020
Image: (LEFT TO RIGHT) FACEBOOK/MATT STEFFANINA, SPOTIFY/RYAN CAYABYAB
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Da Coconut Nut by National Artist for Music Ryan Cayabyab has become the latest dance craze to sweep across the world. On Facebook, thousands of users uploaded their videos dancing to a remix of the OPM song with the hashtag #TheCoconutChallenge. Dancer Matt Seffanina, who has over 2 million followers on Facebook, choreographed the dance moves, which quickly became viral after he uploaded it on his social media accounts.

Take a look at some of the videos uploaded on Facebook for #TheCoconutChallenge.

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The Reason Behind #TheCoconutChallenge

American DJ and producer Dillon Francis was behind the remix of the iconic Filipino song. The remix is titled The Coconut Nut Malibu Remix.

#TheCoconutChallenge was initiated by rum company Malibu to raise awareness on the plight of small and medium enterprises in the U.S. that are severely affected by the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

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The rum company pledged an initial $150,000 to the National Urban League to support businesses in the U.S., and also donated $1 for each #TheCoconutChallenge post from netizens in the US and Canada for a maximum contribution of $250,000.

Dillon Francis explains how the Filipino song Da Coconut Nut ended up as the movement’s anthem. “The Coconut Nut is a perfect lighthearted anthem for summer vibes, so I hope my new Malibu remix and #TheCoconutChallenge can provide a moment of reprieve while everything in the world still seems so uncertain,” said Dillon Francis.

For more information about #TheCoconutChallenge, follow this link.

This story originally appeared on Esquiremag.ph.

* Minor edits have been made by the Candymag.com editors.

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