An American Is Taking 'Shaku Shaku' To The World
Sherrie Silver seems to be living a choreographers’ dream.
She was responsible for the viral music video for Childish Gambino’s, "This Is America”, which has helped house orphans in Rwanda; provided sewing lessons for ex-sex workers in Kigali; as well as given art and dance workshops to homeless and less privileged children in Lagos.
Now she is teaching the rest of the world how to dance 5 popular African dances, including Nigeria’s Shaku Shaku.
In the video which she created for a popular fashion and lifestyle magazine, the 24 year old activist who is originally from Rwanda breaks down the dance to "Tribal Mix" by Ugandan singer, Faizal Ddamba Mostrixx.
This makes it official that one of the biggest dance trends out of Africa, and Nigeria, would be introduced to the world by an American choreographer.
Super Eagles star, Alex Iwobi had promised that he would introduce Shaku Shaku to the world during the World Cup in Russia, when he scored a goal.
He unfortunately did not score, and the players who hit the back of the net did not dance Shaku Shaku before Nigeria left Russia in the group stage.
A dance that started from the streets of Agege, Shaku Shaku has become one of the most viral steps that have taken over the way Nigerians groove.
Since the dance flows better with a specific type of sound - a distinct bass-heavy, distorted beat, Nigerian musicians have found new ways to incorporate the dance into their songs and videos.
Now that Shaku Shaku has met the world, what next?
See the video below: