The Nigerian Music Industry in 2021 has witnessed a lot of growth and progress in terms of lyrics , Production quality , global audience acceptance etc . The year also witnessed the creation of new and exciting dance steps that became popular and the go to dance routines for the numerous hit songs released this year .

We briefly take a lot at the top five dance styles that evolved in the year 2021

1. FOCUS DANCE. : Street Pop Producer , Ajinomoix beat produced the viral instrumental beat titled “Focus”. The dance was popularized by dancers , hagmandc and abatiade on the social media platform – Instagram.

The song has achieved critical success and entered the top 100 trends on TikTok as well as getting endorsements from stars like Micheal Blackson, Davido, Pogba, Burna Boy and many more. The Remix of the song with Dice Ailes has amassed over 500k views on YouTube . The focus dance remains one of the most successful dance styles to come out of Nigeria this year.

Ajinomovoix Focus Dance

2: ANOTI DANCE : Wizkid released the deluxe version of his Critically acclaimed Made in Lagos album in August , 2021. A standout from the deluxe album is the Afrobeats tune and P-prime produced single “ Anoti” which also came with a new dance step . Wizkid teased the dance step on his IG almost two months before the deluxe release and the dance became quite popular upon release leading to anoti dance challenge on social media platforms Instagram and TikTok.

Wizkid Made in Lagos

3. CHO CHO – Zlatan Featured Mayorkun and Davido on the single “ Cho Cho “ released in April , 2021 . The P prime produced joint is an uptempo joint that also came with the energetic cho Cho dance style which was quite popular in the country . The Winner of the Cho Cho Dance Challenge went home with a Million Naira .

Zlatan Cho Cho

4 PERUZZI STAMINA DANCE – Peruzzi Created the Stamina Dance which mirrored the strength of an ape and connotes stamina . The dance was featured in some of Peruzzi’s singles released in 2021 including Lagbaja, Somebody Baby and Sweetah .


5 AMAPIANO/ HAPPY FEET – As the popularity of the South Africa Originated music style “‘Amapiano “ grew, so did a couple of dance styles . The Happy feet dance and other dance steps generally associated with the Amapiano genre were also quite popular this year .

Amapiano Dance

Which popular dance steps that originated in 2021 do you think we missed ?

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