MARLIANS!! See Two Reasons Why Naira Marley’s Soapy Dance Is Legit!
Much have been said about the newly introduced ‘street dance’ by fast-rising music act Naira Marley, and the song titled “Soapy” has been topping chart since its release couple of days ago.
But more buzzing has been the related dance to the song tagged ‘Ijo Soapy’ meaning ‘Soapy Dance’. All over social media it has been attracting huge reaction – expectedly, there were negative reviews to the dance, among such have been comments from Joey Akan (entertainment writer) and dance crooner Kaffy.
It could be recalled that Joey Akan had just few days ago described enthusiasts & lovers of the ‘soapy dance’ as “Donkeys” for “following blindly to encourage doing masturbating gesticulations that the dance seems to depict”. And now Kaffy commented that such dance isn’t worthy for the public, and according to her, she was “disappointed”.
However, here are two (2) reasons why the ‘Soapy Dance’ is legit for the streets:
(1) Creativity knows no bound – interestingly, amidst all the negative protest, the dance is a ‘creative product’ of the artiste’s experiences while he was in prison during his charge over alleged internet fraud, and formulating the dance routine was the best way for Naira Marley to bring the discussion to the fore.
(2) Freedom of expression – every individual, every citizen has a right to express his of her thoughts regardless of another person’s predominant perception – though such expression doesn’t tolerate hate or violent thoughts. Naira Marley has put his thoughts on a song and highlighted it with a dance expression – everyone is entitled to their diverging opinions but it DOES NOT and CAN NOT discredit the artiste’s thoughts.
While Kaffy and other persons have lent their views, the most important take remains that ‘Soapy’ is a legit song & dance catchy…the streets can judge!
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