Ghanaian market women dancers have taken the internet by storm with their latest dance move, catching the attention of Nigerian superstar Burna Boy. In a video that has gone viral, these enthusiastic women joined the “City Boy” challenge, dancing to the hit song by the acclaimed Nigerian singer. The video, initially shared by popular Ghanaian dancer Official Starter, has garnered over 750K views and more than 1000 comments on TikTok within just 24 hours.
Official Starter, renowned for his viral videos featuring the market women dancers, couldn’t contain his excitement as he shared the dance video. He captioned the video on TikTok, saying, “As I dey for market e dey give me joy.” His post quickly gained traction, reflecting the enthusiasm and energy displayed by the talented market women.
The unexpected twist to this story came when Burna Boy himself stumbled upon the captivating dance performance. The Grammy award-winning artist, who boasts a staggering 15 million followers on Instagram, was so impressed by the video that he decided to share it on his Instagram story. This gesture not only acknowledges the talent and creativity of the Ghanaian dancers but also brings their art to a global audience.
Burna Boy’s Instagram story featured the dance video along with a caption adorned with love emojis, expressing his appreciation for the dancers’ interpretation of his song.
“City Boy” is one of the standout tracks from Burna Boy’s latest album, “I Told Them,” which was released on August 25, 2023. The album, the artist’s seventh studio release, has received critical acclaim and features collaborations with several renowned artists, including 21 Savage, Dave, Seyi Vibez, J. Cole, GZA and RZA of the Wu-Tang Clan, and Byron Messia.
The City Boy Challenge is just one of many instances where music transcends borders, cultures, and languages, bringing people together in celebration of art and creativity. It is a testament to the power of music and dance to unite individuals from different parts of the world, sharing their joy and passion with a global audience.
As the video continues to circulate and Burna Boy’s endorsement shines a brighter spotlight on these Ghanaian market women dancers, it is clear that their unique blend of talent and cultural expression has resonated with people worldwide. Their spirited dance moves have now become part of a global phenomenon, showcasing the universal language of music and dance.