6 African dance moves that are taking the world by storm

Mr Eazi, Kwesi Arthur and Guilty Beat in a visualized version of their hit song, Pilolo

One move, two moves, body movement, timed rhythmic and customized pattern is all you need to be a good African dancer. The art of dancing is based largely on the width of one’s imagination. Just like every other creative piece or adventure, dancing requires precision, timing, mental toughness and an open mind. It is a delicate form of art that is made with the intention of recreating selected sequences acknowledged by performers.

Dance can be performed to serve various functions such as social, competitive, ceremonial, martial and erotic. This, however, differs as we have the theoretic dance in which dancers perform for an audience and participatory social dance which encourages dancing in a group.

Over the years, dance has evolved to become a career and business. Until now, people saw dancing to be a hobby and many wouldn’t have thought that at some point dancing will have so much presence, influence and control of the entertainment sphere as it does now.

The world has advanced so much with the advancement of technology, fashion, music, movies and following closely is dance. In the western world, the OOH Dance Studio charges in the excess of between $60 – $200 per session for various dance types.

You are probably wondering the country with the best dance? In Africa, there is a wide range of dance moves, from Indlamu in South Africa associated with the Zulu tribe, Kpanlogo, a popular dance in Accra, Moribayasa from Guinea and Atilogwu from Nigeria – the list goes on and on. Fast forward 2012 when Azonto started, the dance took the world by storm and since then, Africa hasn’t let its foot off the pedal.

Here are the most recent dance steps you need to perfect.

Last Edited by:Victor Ativie Updated: June 1, 2020


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