In this short article, we are going to discuss the best dancers in Ghana. We are sure that you’ve one way or the other joined the conversation of who is the best when it comes to dancing in Ghana.
Dance is a form of Performing Arts. It involves a sequence of movements, carefully selected or freestyled. Dance is mainly performed alongside music. Many higher education institutions in Ghana offer dance studies through Humanities and Arts programs.
Ethnic groups in Ghana have their very own traditional dances performed on special occasions. Some are performed during only festivals, funerals, wars, and story-telling. Dances like these are performed to entertain and educate audience.
Dance performed by some ethnic groups are Agbadza by the Ewes, Kpanlogo by the Gas, Adowa by the Akans, Patsa by the Ga-Adangbes, among many others.
Currently, afrobeats and hip-hop dances have become the most popular dances in Ghana. There are several dance schools that coach people to dance professionally. They include Dance Academy Ghana, Vivies Dance Factory East Legon, Toni’s Dance Studio, Kizomba Ghana, Afrodance Academy, Dance With Purpose Academy, and Afrozig Movement, among many.
Ghana has a lot of great dancers doing very well professionally in and outside the country. These individuals have invented viral dances, which some international superstars have used on massive stages. Some of these professional dancers in Ghana include
Incredible Zigi, born Michael Amofa on 17th October 1994, is a professional Ghanaian dance artist and choreographer. He is 27 years old. He started professional dancing on the streets of Accra in 2003. He is a hip-hop and afro dancer. His former dance groups include swap geez, 2tyt crew, one spirit crew, and pipeline dance. Currently, he is in the Afrozig movement, a dance group of which he is the founder. He created the ‘Kupe’ and ‘pilolo’ dances which have become very popular worldwide.
Laud Anoo Konadu, popularly known as DanceGod Lloyd, was born on 25th May 1992. He is a dancer, choreographer, and dance coach in Ghana. He attended Presbyterian Boys Secondary School, popularly known as PRESEC, Legon in Accra. DanceGod Lloyd is a co-founder of the Dance With Purpose Academy in Accra. He created the dance step ‘shoo.’ DanceGod Lloyd featured in the original video of Beyoncé’s song ‘Already’ featuring Shatta Wale and Major Lazor in 2019.
Afrobeast is a famous Ghanaian afrobeat’s dance artist and an afro-pop dancer. His real name is Nicholas Botchey. He is the co-founder of the Dance with Purpose Academy. He invented the afrobeat dance move ‘Guda.’ He has performed on the One Africa Music stage in Dubai, hosted a dance class in Dubai, and choreographed DWP Academy’s performance at Afrochella.
Mr. Drew, born Andrew Nii Commey Otoo on 10th June 1996, is a highlife and afrobeat Ghanaian musician. He also doubles as a dancer in Ghana. He is signed to the Highly Spiritual Record label. He was the first runner-up of MTN hitmaker season 6 in 2017. He draws inspiration from legends like Kojo Antwi, Michael Jackson, Chris Brown, Terebon Chaka, and Slim Buster. He creates dance challenges for almost all his songs and is one of the best dancers in the country.
Real Cesh is a professional Ghanaian dancer and choreographer. He was born on 24th July, and he is a member of the Dance with Purpose Academy.
In this article, we highlighted the best dancers in Ghana.
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