6 Most Popular African Afrobeats Dance Steps

Get Exposed To Some Of The African Afrobeats Dance

Look… I’m a horrible dancer myself.. No doubt.. But I make African afrobeat sounds that make you dance! Hehe… Just thought I’d Share this piece for y’all to nibble on in case you wanna know how some of these African Afrobeats Dance Steps came into Existence.. So.. Read On…


The Azonto Dance Originally Originated from Ghana,

The azonto dance burst prominence in 2011, and is believed to originate from the traditional kpanlogo dance. Azonto dance moves imitate our everyday activities and often it represents the intentions of the dancer whether that be grooming oneself, swimming, etc. Azonto has become increasingly popular, helped along by various artists such as Wizkid, Iyanya, R2bees, and more.


The Agahu Dance Originated from Nigeria

The Agahu dance is believed to come from the Nigerian town Badagry, and is a popular dance throughout West Africa. During the African dance, two circles are formed, one for men and the other for women. Drums and other percussion instruments provide the rhythm and soul of the agahu dance, with the agboba barrel-shaped drum as the focal point.

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The Makossa Dance Originated from Congo

Makossa, also known as soukous or the African dance rumba, caught on in the 1990s and remains extremely popular throughout the African continent. Originating in the Congo, makossa involves a lot of thrusting hips, and was made a lot more popular through artists such as Koffi Olomide and Awilo Longomba.


The Kizomba Dance Originated from Angola

Originating in Angola, Kizomba is a mix of samba, merengue, and traditional Angolan music. It is considered a very sensual dance, set to unique African rhythms, often of a romantic nature. Kizomba music is usually sung in Portuguese, reflecting the colonial history of Angola, and the partner dance has become extremely popular throughout lusophone African countries, Europe, and the U.S.


The Suo Dance Originated from Nigeria

The Suo dance, particularly popular in West Africa, has very unique body movements that occasionally resemble somebody attempting to start a lawnmower or generator… Hehe.. The lowering in the waist and pulling and stretching hand movements became extremely popular in Nigeria, thanks to African Dance musicians such as Danfo Driver and Marvelous Benji.


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The Alingo Dance Originated from Nigeria’s very own P-Square

Lastly… Thanks to P-Square’s hit song, “Alingo,” the African Afrobeats dance craze has entered into the mainstream consciousness of African / foreign dancers around the world, and the fast-paced beat inspire an energetic and fun dance. Though it is somewhat controversial for its sexual nature, the alingo dance remains popular throughout Nigeria and the rest of the African dance continent despite the fact that it’s definitely not the easiest dance to do for the untrained…

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7 years ago

[…] The continent had first experienced the reshaped Cuban sounds into Rhumba from the Congo, then Makossa was being distributed from Cameroon, Highlife from Ghana, and Kwaito from South Africa. Afrobeat, […]

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