Nigerian songs that have a signature dance

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Nigerian songs that have a signature dance
Nigerian songs that have a signature dance

Over the years, Nigerian artists have released hit songs that not only got popular because of their lyrics but because they also have a signature dance to go with them.

Songs and dances go together like peanut butter and jelly. However, not every song that is released has a distinctive dance move to go with it. And for those who do, not all the dances are memorable, entertaining, or popular online.

Many artists are using their unique dance movements to promote their new songs in the age of TikTok and social media dance challenges. Some musicians even go so far as to write a song just to make it danceable, in an effort to improve the likelihood that it will become viral.

In this article, we examine certain Nigerian songs, both old and new, that had a signature dance or had one provided to them and was successful in making it viral.


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Shoki

Nigerian songs that have a signature dance
Lil Kesh-Shoki

The top song on this list is Shoki by Lil Kesh from 2014. The song was accompanied by the dance step Shoki. Shoki began a year before the song’s release in 2013. Although there is considerable debate regarding the dance move’s origins, Lil Kesh undoubtedly contributed to its widespread popularity.

Alingo

Nigerian songs that have a signature dance
Alingo

Alingo is a 2013 hit song by the duo P-square. P-square is made up of brothers Peter and Paul Okoye, who have had big falling outs throughout the years but are now back together. Alingo was accompanied by the infamous dance move of the same name. Alingo was popular, although the dance required some serious practice.

Nigerian songs that have a signature dance

Olamide’s 2018 song featured the already well-known dance move Shaku Shaku as an accompaniment. Although numerous songs contributed to the success of Shaku Shaku, Olamide’s undoubtedly holds the top spot. At its peak, Shaku Shaku was a phenomenon that completely overtook social media.

Sekem

Nigerian songs that have a signature dance
Sekem

MC Galaxy’s 2016 banger Sekem came with a signature dance move. Following his victory in Davido’s dance competition for Skelewu, the singer released the song and the dance move that goes with it. For a long time, the song and dance had under its spell. It is still well-liked today.

Legbegbe

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Mr Real’s 2018 smash song, Legbegbe, has earned a spot on this list thanks to its accompanying dance step. Legbegbe was a legitimate party hit, and it contributed to Mr Real’s rise to fame.

Zanku

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Zanku

With its accompanying dance step of the same name, Zlatan’s 2018 hit song Zanku, ushered in a new wave of excitement. Leg Work, also known as Zanku, revolutionised the industry, and Zlatan used it to his advantage at the to achieve maximum growth. Even today, zanku is a popular dance move that has evolved into many others over the years.

Skelewu

Davido - Skelewu
Davido-Skelewu

Without Davido’s Skelewu, this list would be incomplete. Many people are quick to overlook the stand-strong crooner’s talent as a dancer.

The 2016 single popularised a dance that spread not just throughout Nigeria but all of Africa. The dance’s premiere was a pivotal moment in OBO’s career because it is still highly well-liked today. We can safely say that it was a banger.

Bobo

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Olamide, the leader of YBNL, is back on the list once more courtesy to his 2016 hit, Bobo. When Bobo came out, it became an anthem, and the dance move Shakitibobo that went along with it contributed to some of its appeal.

The iconic visual that Olamide released accompanying the song makes it nearly difficult to forget the dance move. Every single the song played, you could not help but perform the distinctive dancing move.


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Ijo (Laba Laba)

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Crayon – Ijo (Laba Laba)

Things for Mavin signee and superstar Crayon have completely changed with the release of Overloading (Overdose). A few weeks later, Crayon released Ijo (Laba Laba), which came with a distinctive dance.

Ijo (Laba Laba) is an upbeat tune that will make you want to shake your body, and the video for the song, which features the new dance move, is evidence of this.

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