Reeling from his recent EFCC stint, one would expect that “Issa Goal” crooner, Naira Marley would get back with a tighter grip on his goals and how to present himself. But in the true fashion of haphazard artistry some Nigerian Musicians are known for, he has decided to drop a song and a dance “Soapy” to go for his ‘Marlians’ (what his fans are called).
Nigerians in regular fashion take on every and any new development on the entertainment scene; from dance moves to fashion trends and even slangs, which Naira Marley has taken advantage of in bringing out a new dance step called “Soapy”, which in actuality is – ‘the masturbation dance’.
Following his release from EFCC Custody, the artiste seemed like he had found the light and with his new found popularity attempted prison reform advocacy and a rumoured Nollywood debut. But ‘you can only force a donkey to the river…’, because his first opportunity to present himself as remorseful for even being connected with such controversy ended up the most delinquent song of the 21st Century with a disheartening public simulation of masturbation, which he calls a dance step.
Nigerian Youth, bothered about nothing else but trends and fun have since caught on the disheartening dance, oblivious of the senile and demeaning appearance it gives to whoever does it. With the alarming increase in sexually related offences in the country, developments like this shouldn’t be allowed to proceed to long before the coming generation think immorality a norm, bearing in mind that silence may also be perceived to be affirmation. A lady recently posted a video of a cab driver masturbating right beside her while driving, an awful sight but now people have a dance that encourages it?
A few concerned Nigerians have advised that musicians undergo mental examination before being allowed to put out anything, but is that enough to stop the scourge of inept musicians? People simply bothered about trends on Twitter and Instagram, not minding what they’re in the news for? Will that put a stop to the normalisation of sexual crimes and attempts?
Some Twitter users reactions:
What the fuck is this new naira Marley dance?
— Abike (@Jollz) June 29, 2019
Naira Marley encourages so much nonsense. The whole thing is so razz but because he’s popular now, you see all these industry people kekeing in his mentions. Can’t stand it
— FK. (@fkabudu) June 29, 2019
Naira Marley is a BAD influence on this generation.
— Tomiwa Immanuel (@TomiwaImmanuel) June 29, 2019
If I see anyone around me doing this soapy dance they might catch these hands.
— Z. (@LadyDonli) June 29, 2019
Oh my goodness I think people are about to “jo soapy” ?
— slim shady (@dewoju) June 30, 2019
The Arubayi Keme is a Writer, Editor, Journalist, Content Revamper and lately, a Social Commentator. Though in his mid-twenties, his media career spans over 8 years; and he prides himself in studying human behaviour and interaction.
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