Skelewu, as far as Nigerians are concerned is a meaningless term. Well, that was before Davido released a song and titled it just that – SKELEWU. The term has come to stay however, as the song turned out to be a hit, with its lyrics qualifying Skelewu as a superb, extraordinary dance step. To further add to the hype surrounding the song, the self-proclaimed Omo Baba Olowo invited fans to submit their dance steps to the Skelewu song after releasing an instructional video and announcing a $3,000 cash prize for the winner as if to justify the line of the song where her sang “…oya fijo gbowo…oya so ijo di owo” translated; ‘earn money by dancing…turn dancing to money’.
Davido, Moe Musa & B-Red
The song/dance created a social media frenzy, as nobody wanted to be left out of the Skelewu fever. Even a good number of celebrities joined in too. It even extended beyond Nigerian shores as a video of international football star, Samuel Eto dancing to Skelewu surfaced online.
While a leaked version of the video surfaced online during the week, the official video is scheduled for a Monday release. In the meantime, here are some shots from the video shoot in London, directed by Mr. Moe Musa.
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