Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo threw his audience in a mood of uncontrollable laughter as he makes jocular commendation of Nigerian dance, referencing the entertainment slang ‘gbe body e’, among a few others.
Gbe Body E’ which literally translates to ‘lift/move your body’ was created by indigenous rapper Zlatan as a call for everyone to get off their feet and hit the dancefloor. It has been one of the trendy dance steps in the waves of pop culture within Nigeria.
Speaking on Tuesday at a dinner organized in commemoration of Nigeria’s 59th Independence Anniversary at the State House Banquet Hall, Abuja, the professor of law validated the nation’s dances, remarking them to be outstanding even in the global sphere.
One of the attributes of the Nigerian people is the uniquely confident way we stand out – what many call the Nigerian swag.
With dance, whether it is skelewu, shakitibobo, shaku-shaku or zanku, every Nigerian can dance and where necessary “Gbe body e”
The video is available on the vice-president’s verified Twitter handle here.
Osinbajo also motivated the guests with the international acceptability of Nigerian indigenous languages.
With a previewed video that lasted a few seconds about the learning of Igbo language by kindergarten in China, Osinbajo said:
“the Nigerian Spirit is indomitable and our languages are taught in countries around the world.
“Here is a kindergarten class in China learning the Igbo language”, he said as he previewed the video for few seconds”.