Dance refers to a styled and patterned bodily movement(s) which is typically performed to music. Dance ought to serve the goal of communication or lively expression. Dance as a medium of art has been evergreen like the cedar. In many components of the globe, dance indicates distinct factors to people. In current decades, the inextinguishable dance-designs have swept across the continents like wildfire.

The African continent has enjoyed its personal fair share of the dance-craze. Considering the fact that it has turn out to be crucial for dance to go alongside with music, dance fairs have been organized in each and every nook and cranny about Africa.

In western Africa, Nigeria has verified to be the center of the dance revolution. Just about every crevice in Nigeria has in current instances come up with a new dance style. The intrusion of a defiant dance culture into Nigeria is not a solution of coincidence. Nigeria as a geographical entity is surrounded by French-speaking West African neighbours on its borders. These French-speaking nations have previously enjoyed a quite steady dance culture. In the late 1990s, a dance named mapouka was banned by governments of various west- African nations for its excessive sexual contents. It is pertinent to note that the mapouka dance originated from Cote d' Ivoire, an additional French-speaking West African nation.

In the late 1990s cum early 2000s, the whirlwind go to of the makossa dance swept via the African continent like a volcano. The makossa dance step conquered practically each and every African nation Nigeria inclusive. The makossa dance which originated from a specific French-speaking West African nation was Nigeria's most imported commodity at that time (late 1990s cum early 2000s). The makossa dance engulfed each and every Nigerian youngster, youth and adult in many strategies. It became so trendy that it eliminated the galala dance step which was the masses' option anytime a celebration was thrown at them.

Prior to the advent of the makossa dance, the galala dance was the official dance in each and every Nigerian ghetto neighborhood. This dance style was hugely promoted by prominent Nigerian acts who occur to be an offspring of the ghetto neighborhood. Some notable acts that stood tall to market the galala result in incorporate Daddy Showkey, Baba Fryo & African China.

When the makossa dance gained an great recognition and loud ovation in the nation, the suo dance started to take its toll. The suo dance progressively substituted the makossa dance which paved way for its entrance into the Nigerian entertainment situation. I believed that the suo dance will take pleasure in a lengthy reign as Nigeria's official ghetto dance style. The suo dance which was flaunted and promoted by artists like Danfo Drivers (mad melon and mountain black), Marvelous Benjy et al. entailed the lowering of the waist and the swinging movements of the hands like somebody about to get started a generator set.

Ahead of I could say 'Jack', my thoughts have been verified to be a mere oversight. The yahoozee era had dawned on each and every Nigerian city. The yahoozee dance style had some unfavorable intonations it was alleged to be a dance style founded by online scammers and fraudsters popularly recognized in Nigerian suburbs as yahoo boys. The reign of the dance poured on each and every Nigerian like a torrential downpour of rainfall. From the kindergarten schools to the universities, the Nigerian persons did the yahoozee dance with a sense of vigour. Nigerian singer, Olu Retain adopted this dance style as a trade mark and re-packaged yahoozee into a brand. The dance which appears quite imbecilic consists of a lot of hand movements even though the feet stay rather stationary.

When once again I believed the Nigerian populace would be out of suggestions, but I was verified to be so incorrect. The Atalanta breeze has gradually but certainly crept into each and every Nigerian social function. Churches, amusement spots, perform locations, and dance shows have all contracted the Atalanta fever. From the rural to the urban locations, absolutely everyone has towed the Atalanta line. The movement of the hands and legs produces a crazy spectacle. In the final African cup of nations (AFCON 2010) hosted by Angola, Nigerian football maestros like Peter Osaze Odemwingie and Obafemi Akinwunmi Martins at many instances did the Atalanta dance as a celebration of their objectives. Nigerian musicians like Artquake, Terry G, Timaya, TuFace Idibia and Ruggedman have also been proud exports of the Alanta culture.

As I create, numerous dance measures are cropping up in many components of Nigeria. I would recommend to the Ministry of Culture and tourism to appear into the dancing market place and attempt to strategize strategies to exploit this market place. If the dancing sector is correctly exploited, then Nigeria may well commence to take pleasure in the influx of vacationers into the nation.

The Nigeria dance culture has certainly verified to be an intricate aspect of the Nigerian entertainment sector. It has come to remain and almost certainly develop.