Oil-ship crew makes most of Africa with 'Africa' music video

  • Article by: RANDY SALAS , Star Tribune
  • Updated: October 22, 2013 - 1:28 PM

A worker on the Bourbon Peridot oil ship "plays" a wrench xylophone in a music video for "Africa."

Talk about having fun on the job.

The crew of the Bourbon Peridot, an oil ship stationed off the coast of West Africa, is lighting up the Internet with a fun music video in which they lip-synch to the '80s power ballad "Africa," by Toto.

The workers use the tools of their trade to create the fun video. That includes "playing" wrenches like xylophones, beating on liquid containers for drums and even a chef keeping tempo with knives on a fish. Clearly, the men are having fun, but it's their frequent awkwardness and the kitschiness of some scenes that has endeared the video to viewers.

"I don't know why I am not dating every man on this ship," says one YouTube commenter.

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