Malia Obama shows off her dance moves in indie band 'New Dakotas’ music video

Maria Varela
Oct 02, 2018
10:41 A.M.
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Malia Obama surprises as she appears in an indie music video where she spiritedly dances and plays the harmonica. The 19-year-old who intends to work in the entertainment industry is clearly a natural in the clip.

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It’s no secret Malia Obama has been eyeing a career in entertainment once she’s done with college. And just this week, she tested the waters when she appeared in a music video for an indie rock band.

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In the clip where she appears twice, a sweater-clad Malia plays the harmonica, dances and lip-syncs lyrics from an original song, “Walking On Air” produced by the band, New Dakotas. The 4-member band is composed of seniors from Harvard where Malia is now a sophomore. 

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By the looks of her seconds-long appearance, Malia is a natural in front of the camera, something she probably got used to having lived in the White House for eight years. She’s also dipped her feet into the entertainment industry in the past in preparation for her plans for the future.  

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Before she entered Harvard, the 19-year-old worked as an intern on HBO’s “Girls” and at Harvey Weinstein’s film company. She was likewise a P.A. for Halle Berry’s science fiction drama, “Extant.”

Malia may also have a future working for her parents, Barack and Michelle Obama, whose company Higher Ground Production just signed a multiyear deal with Netflix this year. In May, the streaming giant announced their partnership and revealed the former presidential couple will be venturing into the production of scripted and unscripted series, documentaries and docu-series as well as features. 

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It’s no surprise the Obamas are making new investments, what with their strong influence and a reported increase in their net worth. According to the Business Insider, they’re now worth 30 times more than when Barack first became president in 2008. Their current net worth is estimated at $40 million compared to their $1.3 million in 2008. The rise in their income was reportedly due to their salaries, Mr. Obama’s pension, book royalties and investments. Last year, they signed book deals amounting to $60 million which will most likely spike up their net worth even more. 

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