Hailing from Kohama Island in Okinawa — a region that boasts one of the highest life expectancies in the world — the 33-member group has a median age of 84.
KBG84, a play on the name of Japanese girl group AKB48, has taken the country by storm with their hit song “Come On and Dance Kohama Island.”
The upbeat island tune serves as a reminder that age is just a number when you’re young at heart.
“When I first heard someone call us ‘idols’ I thought an idol meant someone who had lived a long life and was at the gates of heaven,” 92-year-old member Tomi Menaka told AFP. “But in Tokyo they told me it was an entertainer — which was a relief because I thought it meant I was on my way to heaven.”
The pop queens shot the video in their home of Kohama, a small island about 150 miles from Taiwan that has a population of around 600. And the grannies recently got to travel to Tokyo to perform at a sold-out live concert in June.
“Going to Tokyo for the first time, I thought I was so lucky to be born,” Menaka said. “I got to meet my grandchildren. I’ll never forget it.”
But if you want in, you’d better have your birth certificate ready, you must be at least 80 to join.
via adp and nypost.com