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Years after the song "Azonto", see what the artist has been up to and some pictures of him.

Yeah, I still remember the song "Azonto" and also memories of me dancing to the tune. It's been actually 7 years since the song was released and was of no doubt a massive Hit in the market and the song still remains melodious even though it's been a long time since it was released.

The Song Azonto" is a single by British Ghanaian singer-rapper Fuse ODG, featuring vocals from Itz Tiffany . The song was released in the United Kingdom as a digital download on 29 September 2013. The song peaked at number 30 on the UK Singles Chart and at number 38 on the Scottish Singles Chart. The song has also charted in the Netherlands. The song was written by Nana Richard Abiona and Tiffany Hayden.

But actually, The "Azonto" dance is a ghanaian dance, with Several accounts saying Azonto was formerly known as 'Apaa' in these communities (Ghanaian) . The Apaa dance, hence Azonto dance, involves a set of hand movements that either mimic everyday activities especially ones concerning people's livelihoods , or moves that are meant to amuse an audience.It began with one- or two-step movements but has been advanced to more complex and almost acrobatic movements. Just like most African dances, Azonto involves knee bending and hip movements. The dance has effectively evolved from a few basic moves to miming actions such as ironing of clothes, washing, driving, boxing, praying, swimming, and others.

Although, Ghanaian international act Sarkodie did claim to be the originator of the dance and Nigerian act Wizkid went on to sing his own version of the song and a lot of other controversies surrounding the song. Today, we are going to be talking about the man who originally sang the song Fuse ODG.


FUSE ODG

Nana Richard Abiona aged 31 (born 2 December 1988), better known by his stage name Fuse ODG , is a British-Ghanaian recording artist. He is best known for his 2013 single " Antenna" which peaked at number 7 on the UK Singles Chart, and for featuring in Major Lazer's "Light It Up (Remix) " which also peaked at number 7 on the UK Singles Chart and also the famous song "Azonto" which peaked at number 30 in the UK Singles chart. Born in London and raised in Ghana, Fuse returned to London for his secondary education, where he attended the Archbishop Lanfranc School, Croydon. He grew up in Mitcham , South London .On 19 October 2013, he was awarded 'Best African Act' at the MOBO Award's 18th Anniversary. He also won four awards at the Urban Music Awards in 2013 in the category; Best Music Video, Best Single, Best Artiste and Best Collaboration. But since then everything has been calm for the Ghanaian.

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Azonto Fuse ODG Itz Tiffany Nana Richard Abiona Tiffany Hayden

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