Dance is a profession on its own and many Nigerians have made name for themselves by their series of steps and movements that match the speed and rhythm of our music. Nigerians are creative people; we have created many dancing steps that has traveled wide.
Professional dancers and music artists are the progenitors of these dance steps that have shaken the world. It is therefore interesting to know the best in this act of dancing from this part of the world.
We have danced to our indigenous dance steps and our artists have also created some dance steps that include yahooze, alanta, shakiti bobo, skelewu, shoki, zanku, and so on. We have all learnt these dance steps through dance instructors, artists (in their music visuals) and personal training. Many of these dance instructor and artists have really shown they are masters of this art.
Best Dancers in Nigeria
King Sunny Ade, Adewale Ayuba, Peter & Paul Okoye, and Bright Chimezie are few of Nigerian musicians that stood out in dancing. Adedayo Liadi (choreographer in Olori-Oko video) and Kaffy are few of Nigerian dancers that have also stood out.
The latter is known as the Queen of dance in Nigeria and has a Guinness World Record under her belt as a dancer. She has really made sure others learn this art through her dance company. The question now is who is the best dancer in Nigeria at the moment?
Who is the best dancer in Nigeria now?
The aforementioned Kaffy is one of the best dancers in this part of the world as she has featured in many of Nigerian musical videos, gave dance instructions to artists (she even tutored some Arsenal football club players) and made sure dancing becomes a movement. But is she the best dancer in Nigeria right now? The answer is NO. The best dancer in Nigeria now is Poco Lee.
Who is Poco Lee?
Poco Lee with the real name Iwe Pascal is a Nigerian dancer, hype man and MC. He is a student of Lagos Student University (LASU). Poco Lee became popular due to his Zanku dance (created by artist, Zlatan Ibile) moves which had earned him lots of followers on Instagram.
Poco lee has used his Instagram page @poco_lee to great effect in instructing followers on new dance moves. Today, the ‘Poco dance’ creator has 1.6 million followers on his Instagram page.
Poco lee is really known for his dance moves which involves body fitness. If you are not physically fit, forget getting along with ‘poco dance’. The sensational dancer has really improved the trending zanku dance. With his signature white handkerchief, Poco lee will keep you in awe with his energetic moves.
He has featured in many Nigerian musical videos since coming to the limelight. Poco Lee can be seen in the works of top Nigerian artists like 2baba (Oyi), Dbanj (Mo Cover eh), Tiwa Savage (49-99 dance tutorial), Naira Marley (Puta), Burna Boy (Killin Dem) and so on.
African giant, Burna Boy is a lover of Poco dance. The Grammy nominee endorses Poco lee as the best dancer. He has been seen learning some moves from Poco lee. At a point, Burna Boy has to say on stage ‘Poco Lee ma pa mi nah’ translated as ‘Poco Lee don’t kill me’, reacting to his awesome legworks.
The energetic dancer is also a member of Naira Marley’s ‘Marlians’. His dance steps in the controversial ‘Puta’ video by Naira Marley has been copied by many entertainers today. You just have to give it to Poco lee as a trendsetter in dance which makes him one of the best dancers in Nigeria today.
Poco Lee following the footsteps of Kaffy has been trying to make his dance a movement. He has toured some parts of the world in recent time and has been a dance instructor for many. Although he’s a student in academics but a lecturer when it comes to his God-given talent.
Best dancer in Nigeria settled now? Well, judging by the trending Zanku dance moves and the number of musical videos Poco lee has featured in the past couple of years, it is safe to tag Poco Lee as the best dancer in the country at the moment.
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