Entertainment of Thursday, 4 April 2013
Source: Alfred Sarpong-Viasat1NewsOnline
American R&B star Chris Brown, who recently performed at the rLG Hope City concert in Ghana, says the famous Ghanaian dance moves ‘Azonto’ is a Nigeria ‘thing’.
Chris Brown, while promoting his new album on BET’s 106 & Park, told the hosts about ‘Azonto’, but gave credits to Nigeria, adding that he learnt it from Nigerian musician Wizkid.
Chris Brown was making a point on how big an influence Michael Jackson had on him and his career, but in answering it, ‘Azonto’ came up. He said “…there’s a dance in Africa…it’s funny but it’s kinda like the Michael Jackson. You wait, you’ll see it in the video…just wait!”
But after several shouts of “Do it….do it” from the crowd, he decided to demonstrate it on state. After that, he said this… “I learnt that…I learnt it from a Nigerian artiste by the name of Wizkid…so I don’t wanna act like I created it…it’s in Nigeria.”
He also gave props to Wizkid, saying “he’s an incredible artiste out there.”
Many questions were raised when Chris Brown introduced Wizkid to stage at the Hope City concert to perform his track ‘Azonto’.
Quite recently, Ghanaian Dancehall artiste Samini released a single to slam Nigerian duo P-Square for copying ‘Azonto’ and just changing it to ‘Alingo’. Nollywood star Tonto Dikeh is said to have replied to Samini’s song, apparently citing her disapproval of the allegation.
The fact still remains though, that ‘Azonto’ is from Ghana, with its roots in Bukom.