The ongoing industrial action by the members of the Academic Staff Union of Universities may have given leverage to a dance competition put together by hip-hop music sensation, Davido.
The popular singer had stated on his various social media platforms that he would be giving out a cash sum of $3, 000 (N486,000) to any of his fans or group who can beat his dance moves on his new single, Skelewu.
He had uploaded on his YouTube channel an instructional three minutes, 33 seconds video of the single where he gave tips as to how to make the moves before asking his fans to do same to win the cash award.
But the dance competition is now trending on various social channels. A check on YouTube reveals that dozens of youths have shot and uploaded various versions of the video on the video-sharing website with creative and intriguing dance steps.
Children were also not left out in the race to win the cash prize as some parents filmed their children dancing to the music and uploaded the video on their YouTube channels.
In one of the videos, an adult male was heard on the background encouraging two little girls, who would be under the age of five, to dance ‘’well’’ to the rhythm of the song.
A cursory look at the YouTube videos shows that many participants in the competition simply turned the corner of their sitting rooms, access roads leading to their streets, bathrooms, toilets, garages among others into dance halls.
A particular video published on YouTube on August 21, by a group known as Laughoryarn is one of the most popular, as it has attracted over 56, 000 views. In the video, the members of the group danced in a restaurant, and in a public toilet.
Moving it a notch higher, one of the members of the group also danced to the rhythm while controlling traffic at a T-junction in Lagos.
One Onochie Ojekwe also uploaded his own version of the dance on YouTube showing him dancing in an office setting. According to him, he decided to give the competition a try on August 19, on a Monday morning to ‘’cool off’’ before the start of work. A male colleague of his who was heard speaking in the background filmed him.
However, some of the participants of the competition took their creative ability to a weird level. For instance, one of them who was in company with four of his friends went as far as dancing nude in a YouTube entry for the competition.
An outrage trailed the young chap’s decision to dance unclad as many saw it as a desperate and lazy attempt to cut corners and come out tops in the competition.