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What In the World Is the 'One Corner Dance' Craze and Why Is It Even a Thing?

The internet is a weird place.

In case you've missed it—probably for your own good—there's this new "dance craze" that's been taking over the internet in the past few weeks, and we're not really sure why.

The "One Corner" dance, which initially started in Ghana, has celebrities and other folks who must just be outright bored, posting videos of themselves basically just humping whatever corner they can find to various songs.

We're not making this madness up, unfortunately.

The trend has now reached Nigeria. Mega-producer Don Jazzy posted a video on Instagram earlier of his team flocking to various areas of a studio to caress it's corners with their pelvises.

Really wish we were making this up.

Why is this even a thing? Are there not enough problems in the world to keep us occupied? Why are people willingly violating inanimate objects for fun? Nothing makes sense.

We're lost. Maybe someone can explain this to us? Here are more examples:


Once again, WHY?


Interview: Wavy The Creator Is Ready to See You Now

The multidisciplinary Nigerian-American artist on tapping into all her creative outlets, creating interesting things, releasing a new single and life during quarantine.

A trip canceled, plans interrupted, projects stalled. It is six months now since Wavy the Creator has had to make a stop at an undisclosed location to go into quarantine and get away from the eye of the pandemic.

The professional recording artist, photographer, writer, fashion artist, designer, and evolving creative has been spending all of this time in a house occupied by other creatives. This situation is ideal. At least for an artist like Wavy who is always in a rapid motion of creating and bringing interesting things to life. The energy around the house is robust enough to tap from and infuse into any of her numerous creative outlets. Sometimes, they also inspire trips into new creative territories. Most recently, for Wavy, are self-taught lessons on a bass guitar.

Wavy's days in this house are not without a pattern, of course. But some of the rituals and personal rules she drew up for herself, like many of us did for internal direction, at the beginning of the pandemic have been rewritten, adjusted, and sometimes ditched altogether. Some days start early and end late. Some find her at her sewing machine fixing up thrift clothes to fit her taste, a skill she picked up to earn extra cash while in college, others find her hard at work in the studio, writing or recording music.

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