Three weeks later the song triggered a TikTok dance challenge after a group of young men were spotted coming out of a minibus taxi at a filling station and performing the now famous John Vuli Gate dance challenge.
“There is a little war between the minibus boys and Limpopo Boy (a social media star). Limpopo Boy claims to have started the dance; while those minibus boys also claim the same,” Colano explained.
“But we first saw it with those boys dancing outside the filling station. So, we don’t really know who originated it, because no one registered it as their trademark. We don’t want to be caught in the middle of that fight.”
Colano admitted that the biggest impact has come for the five Mpumalanga women.
“The girls took it to another unimaginable level. After their dance video it just exploded. When we first saw the video we thought ‘this is the end’,” Colano said. “Yes there were other videos, but they took it to another level. They surpassed expectations."
Colano explained that the song’s catchy phrase is inspired by the line Nambitha Mpumlwana delivers out in the rain in the Oscar-winning film Tsotsi before she gets hijacked by Presley Chweneyagae’s character.
“We interpreted it differently. The meaning of the song is simple. We are saying the ladies are here, so John we don’t need much from you,” Colano said.
“Open the gate, let them into the yard and let’s have fun. We want to come into your house and party – it’s just the ladies and we are harmless.”