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Some people are just naturally blessed with ability to move their body especially the legs to the rhythm of songs.

It’s a one thing to be a gifted dancer and it’s another thing to be perfect in legwork.
Legwork dance is a dance stepping the emerged in Nigeria some years back and it has evolved to the mainstream dance and music industry.
Many people do legwork dance in Nigeria but some people are just too good at it.

Below Are Our Top 10 List Of Best Dancers In Nigeria With Fantastic Legwork:-

10. Destiny Boy

He is a young talented singer from Agege Lagos Nigeria.
Destiny Boy‘s is no doubt a skillful dancer which is a great addition to his music talent.
As young as he is, the energy he brings on stage whenever he is performing is second to none.

9. Lartyf

Lartyf is another young talented dance artiste popular among Nigerians on Instagram.
At a very young age, he has made a name for himself as he has been spotted with some A-list artistes like WizkidOlamide and lots more.
He is a great dancer and very skillful with legwork

8. Blessedson Tunmise

Tumise seems to be the youngest dancer in Nigeria.
His legwork dancing talent caught the attention of Poco Lee and some other Nigerian celebrities on social media last year.
The service of Tumise has been employed on many musical videos.

7. Sydney Talker

He specializes in comedy skits making but it is a known fact that Sydney is a mad ass dancer.
Dancing constitute more than 40% of his social media activities when he first started building his brand.
His eye-catchy legwork dance moves has help in giving a good number of Nigerian songs massive publicity.

6. Naira Marley

Nigerian artiste, Naira Marley does legwork dance with no stress.
Many of his stage performances are characterized by his own special kind of legwork dance which many people, Marlian Dance.
It’s always a burst brain thing whenever Naira Marley do that legwork dance with hand demonstration of rolling weed.

5. Pinkie Debbie

She is a Nigerian professional dancer and Guinness records breaker of longest dancing marathon in 2017.
When legwork became a popular dance style in Nigeria, Debbie was one of the first set of Nigerian dancers that were so good at it.
She has worked with several music artistes on musical videos and in many occasion she will showcase her dance skills on IG for her fans delight.

4. Zlatan

He popularized the Legwork dance in Nigeria with the song, Zanku.
Zlatan is a very good dancer and a multi-talented artiste. His skill set in dancing contributed to his fast growth in the music industry.
If you ever wondered why Zlatan suddenly rose above Oladips and other talented acts he started with, don’t stress yourself, it is his ability to “Gbese” and “Gbebody”.

3. Lil Smart

This is another talented dancer in Nigeria’s music scene.
He was first discovered by Naira Marley on social media because he always rep the Marlian President in every of his dance activities on social media.
Lil Smart is no doubt one of the best when it comes to legwork dance.

2. Rahman Jago

It’s amazing how someone like Rahman Jagowho is neither a professional dancer or singer has a better legwork skills than most professional dancers.
Anytime you hear, “Jago Ma Pa Mi Now“, just know that Rahman Jago is killing it somewhere with some fantastic legwork movement.

1. Poco Lee

You can describe Poco Lee‘s legwork dance skills as when legwork goes from LASU to Harvard University and then relocate back to Nigeria.
Whenever you see Poco Lee dancing, you may not be able to help but ask yourself how the hell does the timing of his leg movement to create the most fun-to-watch legwork dance ever.
No doubt, he deserves the number 1 spot on this list.
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2021 like its predecessor (2020) was an eventful year through and through, from the advent of the streaming platform, Spotify, to the breath-taking world tours of two of Africa’s finest, Burna Boy and Wizkid, thanks to limiting the hardcore COVID-19 restrictions worldwide, to “Essence” and “Love Nwantiti” takeover and many more. This is a recap of some notable moments of 2021 in the Nigerian music industry. 

Spotify in Nigeria:

 Spotify, one of the most used digital streaming platforms (DSPs) since its invention in 2006 in Sweden, finally made its grand entry into the Nigerian space on 23 February 2021 but streaming commenced in early March. Apart from its appealing UI/UX design, it edges over its competitors like Apple Music and Audiomack in all or some of the below stated reasons: 
Spotify provides real-time information on the number of streams of songs and the average monthly listeners of the artists.
The built-in podcast feature also gives it an edge over its various competitions. Apart from the available podcasts which can be found on other podcast streaming platforms, Spotify also provides exclusives, available only in the app, financially supporting the hosts of these exclusively owned podcasts. 
The Spotify annual Wrappedgives a more detailed insight into what each listener has been up to year-round, not only his/her most listened songs, albums, artistes and hours spent listening to music, it goes further to dive into genre breakdown of each listener and provides a listener-to-the-world-listenership, a primetime comparison in percentage as to where the listener stands in streaming their favourite artiste(s) and song(s), etc.
In less than 3 months, Spotify was able to amass thousands of streams and subscribers in the country, even having those who used other services switching to theirs in the blink of an eye. What a nice investment, a profitable one at that.

Essence Global Acceptance:

Wizkid and Temshad a surreal year in 2021. Not that Wizkid’s stance on the music scene was not acclaimed pre-2021 but thanks to the commercial success of track 11 off of 2020 released “Made In Lagos” album, it helped elevate his status and introduced the already blooming talent, Tems, to the world’s music stage.
Yes, the foresight of Wizkid to have tweeted that he and Tems created magic months before the song’s release should have given fans a clue into what he had planned for the mid-tempo pop song but no one could have predicted it magically transforming into the wonderful track that it is today; fast forward to June 2021, Essence became the world’s favourite song, even being tipped as the ‘Song of the Summer’. 
Not only is the “You don’t need no other body” chorus well-known and publicly hollered at festivals, shows, concerts, parties, clubs, and so forth but we need no other body to tell us how grand the track is, breaking records almost every other day. The remix with Pop superstar, Justin Bieber, assisted it to become the first song by an African act to debut on the Billboard Hot 200 top 10, peaking at No. 9.
The certifications of Essence is mind-blowing: Gold in Canada and New Zealand, Silver in the United Kingdom, and Platinum in the USA (to name a few), in essence, becoming the Nigerian song African originated song to go Platinum in the States, selling 1 million copies; Essence nomination for the newly carved “Best Global Music Performance”for the 2022 Grammy Awards is a nice icing to the delectable hotcake the song is.

Fireboy DML’s Peru Record-breaking Year: 

When R&B star, Fireboy DML, said on the Afro-fusion track—Peru: “Wo ni won wa mi”, translated to “I’m being sought after” or “They are looking for me” in English, he was not lying. Immediately Peru dropped, it almost immediately became a fan favourite due to its easy-to-learn lyrics and enigmatic third verse which drew a lot of comparison to Wande Coal’s vocal texture.
Peru provided Fireboy DML with his first-ever No. 1 on the 
Nigerian Apple Music Top 100 and iTunes, it peaked at No. 1 on the UK Afrobeats Chart, eventually breaking the record as the song to have spent the most weeks at the summit of the chart, 4 weeks in total; the remix with global music icon, Ed Sheeran was released on Christmas Eve and immediately rose to the peak position on the UK Apple Music Top 100, becoming the first-ever Nigerian song to achieve such feat.
To think of the fact that Peru would have remained in the hard drive, never to be released until Fireboy’s label honcho, Olamide, took matters into his hands and leaked the song is still mind-boggling to date. A record-breaking year for Peru and Fireboy DML at large!

Love Nwantiti Resurgence: 

2021 was undoubtedly one of the best years for Nigerian music traversing to an international audience. The mysterious humming buzzing “Ahh, ah-ah-ah-ah-ah, ah-ah-ah, ah-ah, ah-ah-ah” sound by CKay proves that distinctly. Allow me to explain.
Never in the history of the African music industry, probably the world’s, have a song released 2 years prior (2019), and its remix a year after (2020) trended as Love Nwantiti did, having the whole world at a chokehold. Thanks to TikTokand human’s inquisitive nature which transcended to the song being looked on Shazam, Love Nwantitiresurgence became a global phenom in the global music mainstream.
The streaming numbers are ridiculous! On Spotify alone, Love Nwantiti is the most streamed Afrobeat song, occupying the Top 2 spots via its original and DJ Yo! &AX’EL (remix) versions. The certifications CKayaccumulate because of Love Nwantiti’sgrandeur is too many to count but to state a few: 2X Platinum in Canada, Platinum in Portugal, Gold in the UK, Austria, Australia, and Spain. Not forgetting that each official music video shoot for the original and its many remixes crossed the 50M views mark on YouTube. 
What a comeback Love Nwantitihad in 2021, a beautiful sight to behold. A win for the “Afrobeat to the world” mantra and African music as a collective. 

Burna Boy’s World Tour

Arrogant, proud, egotistical, boastful, and many more qualifiers are available to describe the personality of Ogulu Damini—popularly known as Burna Boy. But one can’t deny that he makes great music. And in 2021, the African Giant went as far as expressing himself, his art, and his music on International stages. 
Burna Boy came packed. Each show came with its tale, its own definition. From stepping out of a spaceship to his irresistible performances on stage, his flow with the melodies and harmonies of the live band, to the transitioning from one hit song to another, Burna Boy brought it all. From the sold-out show in the O2 Arena in London to selling out a 20,000 capacity in Bercy, France, having the people of Stockholm sing word for word his song, Burna Boy made sure the world heard him, see him and know him. 

Amaarae x Moliy

Known for her otherworldly voice and her calm likewise soothing type of songs she makes, Amaarae has fast become one of the most promising female acts on the African continent. In 2021, The Ghanaian act went as far as breaking into the Billboard Hot 100 alongside countrywoman Moliy and Kali Uchis with the remix of her amazing song ‘Sad Gurlz Luv Money’. The song peaked at no.80 on the Billboard Hot 100, making her the first female Afrobeats act to debut a solo single on the chart. 

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Wizkid is Africa’s Apple Music Artist of the Year award recipient for 2021

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Wizkid (sobriquet Big Wiz or StarBoy) receives the honour as Apple Music Artist of the Year (Africa) for 2021. The annual award held by the premier streaming platform praises individual artites for having a stellar year on its music platform both through streams and culturally.

On Wizkid winning, an excerpt from Apple Music reads: ” In October 2020, he released “Made in Lagos,” his critically acclaimed and most commercially successful album, which included his hit song “Essence,” a track that gained 125 million plays on Apple Music and over 2.8 million Shazams. This past year, he’s been the most streamed African artist on the continent on Apple Music and ranked on the Daily Top 100 charts in 60 countries, in addition to his monthly plays on Apple Music growing by more than 250 percent outside of Africa.”

“Thank you to Apple Music for this award”, Wizkid said, continuing, “It’s a blessing to get to do what I do, and I’m proud to be representing for Africa.”, Ayodeji “Wizkid” Balogun says in thank you speech. The Apple Music Award, the third annual series will air on Apple Music and Apple TV starting Tuesday, December 7, 2021.

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