A dance move of African football stars that went viral online: Another measure of ufabet players’ popular celebrity is their occupation of musical space. Drogba had a major presence, but he was not alone. While at Olympique de Marseilles and Chelsea he became well known for celebrating his goals with a dance move that combined a horizontal swipe of the arm with a series of body jerks.
A dance move of African football stars that went viral online
This was part of the repertoire of Coupé-Décalé – a dance and music style invented by Ivorian migrants in the African nightclubs of Paris – which was hugely popular both in the diaspora and back in Côte d’Ivoire. A fan of the genre, Drogba was given its ultimate ufabet accolade by the invention of a dance move, the Drogbacite, based on his movements when playing. This in turn was referenced in dozens of popular songs, from ‘Drogbacite’ by Shanaka Yakuza and DJ Dream Team to DJ Arsenal’s ‘Shelobouka’.
Ghanaian striker Asamoah Gyan, who rapped on three albums with hiplife star Castro, has a similar relationship to Azonto, an Accra dance craze. Originally called Appe or ‘work’, it mainly involved mimicking tasks and chores like driving, ironing, sweeping and washing. Gyan celebrated scoring the deciding ยูฟ่าเบท goal against Nigeria in a 2010 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier with a hot routine that combined short hops and mime.
It went viral online and triggered a craze on the dance floors. Samuel Eto’o and Alex Song have both featured in Cameroonian tunes. Maahlox’s Alexandre Song Dans Ton Dos’ celebrated the latter’s red card that followed a sharp elbow on Croat Mario Mandzukic at the 2014 World Cup. Samuel Eto’o’s old-man celebration – a creaking walk with an imaginary stick – was a riposte to José Mourinho’s criticism of his decline, and became both a dance move and a song, ‘La Danse du Grand Père’, by Le Featurist.
Type the name of African football stars into Google and almost always you will be offered the popular search suffixes: net worth, mansion, cars, wedding. Many are remarkably generous in their donations to charitable foundations. Samuel Eto’o has built an entire hospital; Michael Essien has equipped his ยูฟ่าเบท home town with functioning sanitation. But the African press knows what its public wants, and it is delivering: constructing footballing rich lists, and detailing Obafemi Martins’s investments in the hotel industry; drooling over