We’ve been trying to ignore this rising trend, quietly praying it disappears, but it seems the lewd #SoapyDance is here to stay. But Africa Why?

Have you seen the so called #SoapyDance? Not yet… well here you go. Graphic content disclaimer!

Really when one of the GA team members dropped a link to an instagram video of someone doing the #SoapyDance most of us were cringing in utter disgust. Kinda like this:

We as Africa are known for our creative dancing, sometimes infamously so, because of how sexy the moves can get. And then the #SoapyDance happened and we quickly understood the hard line between sexy dance and sex OFFENDER dance. Really, is this something we are proudly letting trend? We are all okay with our children copying this dance? -And you know they will because that’s what they do, learn from adults.

But then there’s people like this…

First of all… did I mention how different this dance is to other so-called ‘sexy’ or ‘suggestive’ dances?

Secondly, if these are the kinds of dances that are shaping the direction we are going, in terms of African Creativity, then we need to chat about the many many things wrong about it; like how chauvinistic it is. The suggestive movements have an aggressive undertone that can make any woman’s spine shiver. Then there’s the fact that it’s actually not sexy. When have you ever heard a girlfriend say “Girl! And then he suggestively thrust his pelvis at me and it turned me on!I think he’s a great man!”

That’s right… never.

Get it together Africa.

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