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The #DrogbaChallenge Is the Latest Dance Craze You Need to Get Into

These young dancers' take on the #DrogbaChallenge has too much sauce, too much juice.

It's high time you get hip to the #DrogbaChallenge if you haven't already.

The artist behind the backing track, "Drogba (Joanna)," is Ivorian-British artist Afro B, a pioneer of AfroWave—a sound from the UK that blends dancehall, afrobeats and rap. Those said elements can be seen in the dance moves these talented folks share with the world.

Just like Niniola's "Maradona" and when Davido laments, "I don't want to be a player no more/'Cause my friends call me Cristiano" in "Fall," there's an organic blend of football references in popular African music. In Afro B's track, his nods to the Ivorian living legend, Didier Drogba.

Ever since "Drogba" dropped in the middle of last month, there's been a plethora of cool kids from the diaspora vibing to the track in viral dance videos—and we had to share our favorites with you all.

Here's 10 of them.


1. Her facial expressions are everything—she's essentially saying, "Having this much finesse is nothing."

2. Effortless swag.

3. There's no way dance moves this fly come this easy.

4. Even Afro B himself had to get into his own challenge.

5. Yasssss sis!

6. Uncle's got all the moves.

7. Obsessed with how they include the 'shaku shaku' in their routine.

8. Make sure whoever's recording you dance gasses you up like she does.

9. The end blows the whole room away.

10. They kill it all the way from France.

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The best music of the week featuring Sade, D'banj x Tiwa Savage, FOKN Bois, Busiswa, Mr Eazi, Wizkid, Cassper Nyovest and more.

Every week, we highlight the cream of the crop in music through our Best Music of the Week column.

Here's our round up of the best tracks and music videos that came across our desks, which you can also check out in our Songs You Need to Hear This Week playlists on Spotify and Apple Music.

Follow OkayAfrica on Spotify and Apple Music to get immediate updates every week and read about some of our selections ahead.

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Diamond Platnumz & Rayvanny’s 'Mwanza' Has Been Banned In Tanzania

It's been deemed "too vulgar" to be played in the country.

Tanzania's national arts council, Baraza la Sanaa Tanzania (BASATA) has banned Diamond Platnumz and Rayvanny's latest single "Mwanza," and slapped the artists with a hefty fine due to its sexual content.

The board has ordered the label Wasafi Records to remove the track from all digital platforms, and it will no longer be played on the radio or in clubs in Tanzania, reports Kahawa Tungu. The popular song has over 2 million views on YouTube.

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Watch Sola's Striking New Video For 'Save Yourself'

We premiere the new visual from the British-Nigerian artist.

Sola is an exciting new act coming out of the London scene.

The British-Nigerian artist makes music that she calls 'warped soul'—a blend of her deep vocals with experimental electronic production and influences from afrofuturism and her Nigerian heritage.

Sola mentions Nina Simone and Sade as her main vocal influences and credits the likes of Burial, Arca and Massive Attack as inspirations behind her dark and lush beats.

Today we're premiering the new Savannah Setten-directed music video for her single, "Save Yourself," which takes viewers through a black-and-white battle with ones inner demons, eventually coming out on the other side in renewed color.

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