White boy dreams of being a Zulu sangoma

Ten-year-old Keegan Baker is so passionate about the Zulu culture that he wears his traditional attire as often as he can, his mother says.

A video of Keegan has gone viral on Facebook. In it he is seen dancing and singing to two Zulu songs for his mother and her friends at their home in Nottingham Road in the KwaZulu-Natal Midlands earlier this year.

When asked what it is about the isiZulu culture that attracted him to it, Baker said simply, “I just like the language and how they do things”.

He said he had been speaking the language since he was 2 and that he was taught by the family’s domestic worker. She even gave him the name Sandile, he said.

“I know it has a meaning but I don’t know the meaning.”

On weekends, Keegan  who is at boarding school during the week  can be found sitting at home watching the Shaka Zulu series, over and over, said his mother, Sarah Finlay.

Keegan said he watched it that often because it taught him the history of Zulu people.

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