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Olamide's #WoChallenge Is Nigeria's Latest Dance Craze

Olamide's #WoChallenge is the newest dance craze sweeping over Nigeria.

One thing's for sure, Olamide's new single "Wo!!" will definitely get you moving.


The Nigerian rapper teamed up with his in-house producer, Young John, to create his latest club-banger.

To celebrate the single's release, the rapper's started the #WoChallenge on social media hoping to spark a dance craze that will sweep across the continent.

It's working! People are posting videos of them dancing to the song' s infectious beat in hopes of winning 1 million naira and feature in Olamide's new music video.

Below, we've compiled some of our favorites #WoChallenge videos— the good, the bad, the funny, and the downright weird:

Oya baddo WO! @baddosneh #wochallenge

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Wo ! 👀 #WoChallenge

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Fucking hell 🔥 !!! Wo !! 👀 #WoChallenge

A post shared by Olamide Adedeji (@baddosneh) on

Wo!! @vidivodka Pure Street finess! 🤓🤓 Entry for @dreamcatchersda cc @Baddosneh #WoChallenge

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#wochallenge

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Lmao... Oya Wo 😁 😁 😁 😁 😁 😁 😁 😁 😁 😁 #WoChallenge @baddosneh @baddosneh

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No vex @baddosneh i had to do this 😂😂😢😢 #wochallenge

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