I also have a few non-Ghanaian (and some older Ghanaians) asking what "the azonto" is all about. I will now proceed to kill two birds with one stone.
I have done some careful research and I have the answer to the interviewer's question. Take notes, in case anyone else wants to make it big in that field. I am proving my hypothesis with video clips (yes,any excuse will do)
You need shades! The more the merrier. This is also especially helpful if you're not very good looking, your expensive, designer [looking] shades will dazzle the masses. But if you wear them as visual appeal enhancers please remember not to take them off for interviews etc after you make it big.
- The Azonto beat and/or Azonto moves
Please note that this is what is currently hot, so jump on the bandwagon Now or engineer The Next Big Thing.
The Urban Dictionary defines it as: An original Ghanaian dance in which involves rigorous hip movement and silly facial expressions.
I must add: It may also involve mock punching motions, kicks, jerky neck motions among others. Thrives on embellishment, so "feel free"
for further practice, any of these will do:
- Be as cute as a button, it helps.
For some of you it is too late as your gene pool may have already conspired against you. Don't panic, refer to step 1.
It might also help if you get a trendy hairstyle and make friends with musically-inclined athletes.
- The tune must be danceable!! WE WANT TO DANCE!!! we don't care what you're saying.
- If you don't av a signature move get a Catch phrase or a killer chorus! that might just do the trick
Ajeii - R2Bees
Bossu Kena! - Five5
Dance like a butterfly - Xigi
The point of this is that the rest of the song becomes...well, irrelevant to a large extent. They'll chime in at the chorus eg
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