“All Over The World People Now Gbe Body E” Says Osinbajo
A file photo of Professor Yemi Osinbajo at an event in Abuja on March 28, 2019.
Vice President Yemi Osinbajo during October 1, 2019, Independence Day Dinner held at the old Banquet Hall of the State House, Abuja took out time to laud Nigerian dance styles and music.
Professor Osinbajo in his address made reference to the popular Zanku dance noting that the dance is widely accepted not only in Nigeria but also outside the country.
According to the Vice President, ‘nobody dances like us.’
“From Skelewu to Sekem to Shakiti Boko to Shaku Shaku and the most recent Zanku, I’m sure you all know how to gbese. Gbe body e.
“All over the world, everybody is gbese-ing now.
“Nobody dances like us. It doesn’t matter whether you are the distinguished Senator Representing Kogi West or the distinguished Senator representing Osun West,” he said.
Osinbajo appraised Nigerian culture and language which has travelled across the border and warmed its way into the heart of many.
“Children are been thought Igbo in kindergarten class in China. Very soon, everyone is going to be speaking Igbo,” Osinbajo said, showing a video of Chinese children in their classroom learning the Igbo language.
Prof Yemi Osinbajo
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”.