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Nigerian Soldiers Dance ‘Skelewu’

first_imgSoldiers in Maiduguri, the embattled capital of Borno state, which has been under constant siege by Boko Haram, celebrate Nigeria’s election to music by Nigerian recording artist DavidoSoldiers, doing their own line dance, celebrated Nigeria’s successful democratic election, in which some 30 million people cast ballots, with a spirited moves to the music of popular recording artist Davido – a 2013 song called “Skelewu”. The song took off after Davido announced a dance competition, endorsed by footballers Emmanuel Adebayor and Samuel Eto’o and rising to the top rungs of African music charts.Despite what analysts say were minor flaws – a few malfunctions of fraud-prevention voting technology – and scattered intimidation and violence, the voting in Africa’s most populous country and largest economy defied predictions of chaos. This clip was provided by a contact in Maiduguri.The meaning of the slang word ‘skewelu’, debated among Nigerians, is variously said to refer to money, love or elation. Whether the soldiers elated version sets off a new dance craze or not, it indicates the high expectations that the incoming administration of President Muhammadou Buhari will face, amid a sea of challenges.https://youtu.be/LIKH0IlBGdc.last_img read more

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