Kaffy, Naira Marley in war of words over soapy
Dance Style Earns Lamboginny’s Wrath
The social media was buzzing on Thursday as controversial singer, Azeez Fashola well known by the stage name, Naira Marley, fired back his own venoms against Nigerian award-winning dancer and showbiz personality, Kafayat Shafau Ameh popularly known as Kaffy, who earlier had berated a new dance style, Soapy, which is geared towards promoting his song with the same title.
Kaffy, the Guinness World Record holder in dance, had on Tuesday, reacting to the viral dance videos, disapproved of the dance style, describing it as disgusting and immoral.
Taking to Instagram, the famous Nigerian dancer wrote: ”I am sorry, but I cannot take this. In the history of Nigerian dance, I have never seen a more disgusting, immoral dance like the so-called Soapy. It should never be encouraged. I am really disappointed.
“As dancers, we should speak for what is right. We shouldn’t encourage this for the sake of trending especially when it is not even censored from kids. To an adult, it is even offensive. Rubbish!”
Following dance queen’s outburst, the Naira Marley in a live video counter-reaction, lambasted her for calling him out. In this clip, the controversial singer said Kaffy has no right to condemn his romantically inclined dance move because she is no longer the queen of dance, stressing that her relevance faded during the previous generation.
According to Naira Marley, today’s youths are not interested in dance routines or regimented body moves, adding that in this present world, anyone can dance and teach others to dance as well.
To validate his statement, Naira Marley posted a video of Regina Daniels and her best friend, Cassie dancing to his new song, just as a number of other people have also caught the Soapy fever.
Meanwhile, other music pundits have also lambasted the singer over the song and dance style, as they believe it is an indirect way of promoting masturbation amongst young Nigerians.Given the many romantically related metaphors present in its lyrics, these pundits find the track inappropriate. They also expressed displeasure over Naira Marley’s promotion of such social vices like cyber crime, stressing that it would have been better if the singer was kept in jail for a longer period of time.
One of the pundits condemning the new song and dance step is singer and prison reform advocate, Yinka Lawanson popularly known as Lamboginny. He blasted Naira Marley for releasing such a dance as Soapy soon after getting released from prison.
According to the musician, who is a Global Prisons Ambassador, said the Is A Goal crooner could have addressed more salient issues affecting the Nigerian prison system.A Twitter user, Yacim Emmanuel@yacim986 wrote: “Naira Marley is really an irritant to be honest not one of his song I about the right thing. From cyber crime to masturbating, I don’t know how someone will just say I want to sing about useless things always. Which one be soapy? Rubbish.”
However, one of Naira Marley’s fans, Abou Jamaldeen @mclarry87 did not agree with this viewpoint, as he shared counter view in the comment section.“Since you’re not interested in his music, how do you even keep up with his latest music and know all his playlist? Oversabi Dey worry you, oju aiye dey disturb you. Continue with your Tope Alabi, nonsense,” he wrote.
For FISHO @mcfish10: “In as much as he can influence what’s currently evolving in the society… he’s a big boy and big celebrity to be honest, you can either be good or bad e no matter. We have politicians who are his kind and dem still dey work our brain and dem get followers… like FFK, Dino”
Naira Marley released the controversial song and dance after he was released from prison, following his arraignment in court by Economic and Financial Crime Commission (EFCC) for fraud offence.
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