Ghana took the world by storm with their crazy dance moves and the uptempo song they called Azonto. The latter was not a genre but became one among the local people of Ghana.
So for many Ghanaians, a song that could help them move their feet in a certain particular way was called the Azonto song. To give an example will be how Nigerians call some songs Zanku music because it helps you to do the leg work easily.
Even though Zanku is not a music genre on its own, among the populace it’s an easier way for them to identify that kind of music when and where ever they hear it.
Ghana’s Azonto grew so huge, international RNB superstar Chris Brown caught the vibes and during his concert in Ghana, he did choreography with Wizkid on stage.
A certain school of thought believes that Azonto – the music and dance put Ghana on the map more than our indigenous Hi-life music, so much that all over the world people were learning how to dance Azonto.
Even though the success of that music and dance were short-lived, a lot of people still believe it never died but rather the attention shifted to other types of music.
In recent times, a lot of conversations have come up regarding the kingship and pioneer of music and dance-Azonto. The conversation heated up when Sarkodie from Ghana, Africa’s most decorated rapper made a post that azonto should be brought back.
Despite the back and forth, some artists released songs to champion the comeback of Azonto but for some strange reasons it did not pick up as expected.
But recently all the new hit songs in Ghana are songs that actually allow you to do the Azonto dance so easily, so we are predicting that these new songs will bring back the dance and song.