There have been a range of dance steps that originated from Nigeria going global, we have had Shoki, Shakiti Bobo and so many more. Most people don't care about the origin, they just want to learn the steps.
A recent Nigerian dance step that has gone global is the Shaku Shaku dance. You can't go to a party these days and not see people dancing Shaku Shaku to any song played at the party.
Despite the fact that many people have been doing the Shaku Shaku dance, many don't know it's origin. A Nigerian Twitter account has claimed that the dance steps is one that originated from criminals.
According to the Twitter account, Shaku Shaku is a dance done by criminals when they are in handcuffs. It also alleged that the Shaku is a word derived from the word shackles.
The Twitter account further added three more points to back up the claims. It revealed that the hand on cheek when dancing was formed to describe when a criminal calls his girlfriend for bail.
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"The slay queen at the other end receiving his phone call after sleeping with his friend."
"When the slay queen arrives with the bail money and the criminal happily stretches his hands so that the policeman can remove the Shackles Shackles. This is the truth about the Shaku Shaku dance. Don't argue about this if you've never been arrested. #EndSars #ShakuShaku."
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