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|Top 10 Nigerian Dance Styles Of All Time. by sentee(f): 6:32pm On Jun 11|
Nigeria, known for its rich culture and diversity, has a plethora of captivating dances that have captivated audiences for generations. Nigerians love to dance . Many Nigerian artists know this, so they are always making songs for the hottest dance, or – for the more creative ones – creating a new dance move for fans to rock to and increase the shelf life of their songs. Some of these dance steps were not invented by Nigerian artists, but the moment they crossed into our airwaves, we made them our own, and created mad jamz around them.
1. Zanku Dance. It was introduced by Zlatan Ibile in late 2018, The Zanku Dance involves quick legwork, often performed with hands raised in the air. Its infectious rhythm and captivating moves have made it a staple in clubs, parties, and music videos
2. Shaku Shaku Dance. This street dance originated in the streets of Lagos and has taken the Nigerian music scene by storm. With its unique leg movements and shoulder shrugs, the Shaku Shaku Dance has become synonymous with the Afrobeat genre and has even garnered international recognition.
3. Azonto Dance. Originating from Ghana but adopted by Nigerians, it was originally created by Ghanaian singer Fuse ODG when his hit song of the same name was released in 2011 the Azonto Dance quickly became a sensation. Wizkid stepped in to show his patriotism by doing a freestyle on it. The new video went viral and gained more views than even the original video from Fuse himself. The dance incorporates a variety of moves, including hand gestures, footwork, and body isolations. Azonto Dance is known for its fun, freestyle nature, allowing dancers to showcase their creativity.
4. Alanta Dance. This energetic and humorous dance took Nigeria by storm. Alanta became a house hold name in the dance moves trend in. Nigeria around 2007/2008. The dance is Credited to music duo ArtQuake, The Alanta Dance involves exaggerated leg and arm movements, often imitating the actions of a drunk person. It gained massive popularity, with people of all ages joining in the fun.
5. Etighi dance also known as Kukere dance. Hailing from the south-south region of Nigeria, this dance style blends traditional movements with contemporary flair. It became mainstream popular when Nigerian Singer Iyanya; who is from this region released the video for his hit single, Kukere in 2012. It features graceful steps, hip swings, and hand gestures that create a visually captivating performance. The Etighi Dance is commonly performed during cultural festivals and social gatherings.
6. Sekem dance. This dance style was popularized by Nigerian artist Mc Galaxy, and it became a viral sensation. The Sekem Dance involves rhythmic body movements, including twisting, swaying, and shaking. Its catchy music and easy-to-follow steps make it a favorite choice for parties and celebrations.
7. Galala Dance. This dance step is associated with “the ghetto” or Ajegunle, Lagos. It originated from the pseudo-reggae sound made popular by artistes like Ras Kimono, Blacky, Fada U Turn, etc. the Galala Dance was a prominent dance style during the era of Nigerian music legend Daddy Showkey. This energetic dance involves fast footwork, waist rotations, and arm movements. The Galala Dance was a symbol of street culture and self-expression.
8. Makossa Dance. Originating from Cameroon but widely embraced in Nigeria, the Makossa Dance is a vibrant and sensual dance style. It combines quick waist movements, hip rotations, and footwork. Makossa means “dance” in the native tongue of Douala in Cameroon, makossa was probably the first dance trend of the 2000s. With it, artistes like Awilo Longomba and Koffi Olamide toured all over Africa, and Makossa soon spread like wildfire, becoming one of the most popular Nigerian dances, even till date. The Makossa Dance has been featured in numerous Nigerian music videos, showcasing the nation's love for this dance.
9. Skelewu Dance. Created by Nigerian music superstar Davido, in the music video for his 2013 record of the same name. In a much more concerted effort to create a dance hit, the release of the song was coupled with a social media competition for the most liked rendition of the dance. Fairly simple, the dance is comprised of a backwards rolling of the shoulders with one arm continually extended and the other arm placed either on your waist or on your chest.
10. Shoki dance. Shoki is a Nigerian street dance by Lil Kesh. This particular dance was one of the biggest Nigerian dance trends to ever sweep through the country this popular dance gained massive popularity in the early 2010s, and the good thing is that it is still popular now. The Shoki involves a series of sharp and precise movements, accompanied by a signature shoulder shake. It's energetic, fun, and a favorite at parties and clubs.
|Re: Top 10 Nigerian Dance Styles Of All Time. by Rubyjade: 2:00pm On Jun 13|
1) FOCUS DANCE. : Street Pop Producer , Ajinomoix beat produced the viral instrumental beat titled “Focus”. The dance was popularized by dancers , hagmandc and abatiade on the social media platform – Instagram.
The song has achieved critical success and entered the top 100 trends on TikTok as well as getting endorsements from stars like Micheal Blackson, Davido, Pogba, Burna Boy and many more. The Remix of the song with Dice Ailes has amassed over 500k views on YouTube . The focus dance remains one of the most successful dance styles to come out of Nigeria this year.
2 ) ANOTI DANCE : Wizkid released the deluxe version of his Critically acclaimed Made in Lagos album in August , 2021. A standout from the deluxe album is the Afrobeats tune and P-prime produced single “ Anoti” which also came with a new dance step . Wizkid teased the dance step on his IG almost two months before the deluxe release and the dance became quite popular upon release leading to anoti dance challenge on social media platforms Instagram and TikTok.
3) CHO CHO – Zlatan Featured Mayorkun and Davido on the single “ Cho Cho “ released in April , 2021 . The P prime produced joint is an uptempo joint that also came with the energetic cho Cho dance style which was quite popular in the country . The Winner of the Cho Cho Dance Challenge went home with a Million Naira .
4 ) PERUZZI STAMINA DANCE – Peruzzi Created the Stamina Dance which mirrored the strength of an ape and connotes stamina . The dance was featured in some of Peruzzi’s singles released in 2021 including Lagbaja, Somebody Baby and Sweetah .
5 ) AMAPIANO/ HAPPY FEET – As the popularity of the South Africa Originated music style “‘Amapiano “ grew, so did a couple of dance styles . The Happy feet dance and other dance steps generally associated with the Amapiano genre were also quite popular this year .
|Re: Top 10 Nigerian Dance Styles Of All Time. by WiszyFraud: 2:00pm On Jun 13|
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|Re: Top 10 Nigerian Dance Styles Of All Time. by RawSex(m): 2:01pm On Jun 13|
Manhood dance nkor?
Is a dance pioneered by derange Obidients
|Re: Top 10 Nigerian Dance Styles Of All Time. by Ugaboy: 2:01pm On Jun 13|
I no just get time for dance, nah football I come watch
If you no fit dance gather here
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|Re: Top 10 Nigerian Dance Styles Of All Time. by IamdbuII: 2:01pm On Jun 13|
Dbull on this one!
Can wait to have a global hit that will have its own viral dance steps, what can I call the dance oooo
|Re: Top 10 Nigerian Dance Styles Of All Time. by osuolale95(m): 2:01pm On Jun 13|
|Re: Top 10 Nigerian Dance Styles Of All Time. by 5OOO: 2:02pm On Jun 13|
|Re: Top 10 Nigerian Dance Styles Of All Time. by SangoOlukosoOba(m): 2:02pm On Jun 13|
You did not add the Woo dance
|Re: Top 10 Nigerian Dance Styles Of All Time. by N3TRAL: 2:03pm On Jun 13|
9. Shaku Shaku
11. One corner
|Re: Top 10 Nigerian Dance Styles Of All Time. by erai30(m): 2:03pm On Jun 13|
Kpolongo Dance.... Some of this dance be like when evil spirit enter body
|Re: Top 10 Nigerian Dance Styles Of All Time. by N3TRAL: 2:03pm On Jun 13|
|Re: Top 10 Nigerian Dance Styles Of All Time. by laurel03(m): 2:03pm On Jun 13|
Ijoyoyo?....The writer could hv said for their own generation
|Re: Top 10 Nigerian Dance Styles Of All Time. by Lhimeet(m): 2:04pm On Jun 13|
I no sabi how to dance
|Re: Top 10 Nigerian Dance Styles Of All Time. by Bucky001(m): 2:05pm On Jun 13|
Etighe dance with Keke napep style is my all-time most funniest dancing step
|Re: Top 10 Nigerian Dance Styles Of All Time. by loosecanon50(m): 2:05pm On Jun 13|
I remember when all these dance dey drive person crazy that year...If you no Sabi dance am, you no follow for promo be that
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|Re: Top 10 Nigerian Dance Styles Of All Time. by tiswell(m): 2:06pm On Jun 13|
Of all the pressing concerns we face in this country,na dance steps we wan learn now
|Re: Top 10 Nigerian Dance Styles Of All Time. by GeneralPula: 2:06pm On Jun 13|
Makossa Dance Isn’t from Congo?
|Re: Top 10 Nigerian Dance Styles Of All Time. by Mandygees(m): 2:06pm On Jun 13|
Atlanta nah very stupid yeye dance.. I like makossa more
|Re: Top 10 Nigerian Dance Styles Of All Time. by Petersamuel8(m): 2:06pm On Jun 13|
Alingo by P-Square
|Re: Top 10 Nigerian Dance Styles Of All Time. by GeneralPula: 2:07pm On Jun 13|
IamdbuII:Bull on dance
|Re: Top 10 Nigerian Dance Styles Of All Time. by Nonso92(m): 2:08pm On Jun 13|
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|Re: Top 10 Nigerian Dance Styles Of All Time. by ipobarecriminals: 2:09pm On Jun 13|
|Re: Top 10 Nigerian Dance Styles Of All Time. by Shigishege2: 2:10pm On Jun 13|
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|Re: Top 10 Nigerian Dance Styles Of All Time. by garfield1: 2:10pm On Jun 13|
My best is galala. believe I am the best in Nigeria when it comes to galala.i am also good at azonto
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