How Lagos Mad Man Invented 'Shaku Shaku' Dance
The origin of Shaku Shaku is quite interesting.
One of the dance's generals, Slimcase, who has featured on the track of almost every music star who jumped onto the Shaku Shaku train, shares the origin of the dance movement that has taken over 2018, and it is quite interesting.
“What really happened is that there was this mad man on the streets of Lagos that loved to dance with no beat, and anytime he comes around the kids will see him dancing and they will try to imitate him.
''The mad man was the butt of jokes for his disorganized dance steps, which were called ‘Jaku Jaku’ by the people in the area, before someone was trying to pronounce the word and said 'Shaku Shaku'” Slimcase revealed.
He also revealed how his songs provided a platform for the dance.
“When I came with songs like Sheepeteri and Osohozondi, that was the best platform for the dance.
''So, they attached my songs to the dance, and this made it look like I invented it, but no it has been there, my songs only provided a platform for it to be exposed it to the world” he told Bounce News.
The musician who has featured on songs with Wizkid, Tiwa Savage, Olamide, Simi, Falz, DBanj and Mr Eazi said he created the word 'Codeine Diet’,
“I came up with the word ‘Codeine Diet’. When you take codeine it slows you down, so I used it as a metaphor.
''I was not encouraging people to take codeine, if I was encouraging them, I would not have said slow down,” he said
''Anything diet means to ‘reduce’, it’s like calm down and think before you do anything. I am not promoting drugs, if you listen to the song, the chorus and the verses, no one is talking about drugs or promoting drug abuse. It’s just a metaphor” he said to Bounce News.
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