Indecent Borborbor Gets Chief Angry; Warns Dancers Against Breaking Tradition

Indecent Borborbor Gets Chief Angry; Warns Dancers Against Breaking Tradition

  • A traditional chief became furious with attempts by a group of young dancers to introduce twerking moves into borborbor
  • Although both dance moves share similar traits, twerking makes heavy use of sensual moves
  • The paramount chief of Anfoegah Traditional Area stopped the twerking at a durbar of chiefs during the Easter festivities

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A paramount chief in the Volta Region became angry when a group of young dancers performed twerking dance moves to portray the popular traditional dance, Borborbor.

Borborbor Dance annoys Chief
Paramount Chief of Anfoegah, Togbe Tepreh Hodo IV (M). Source: Facebook/@Depositphotos
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According to a report by The Spectator, a group of dancers tried to jazz up the borborbor dance moves with a bit of twerking at a durbar of chiefs during the Easter celebrations at Anfoega Akukome on Saturday, April 16, 2022.

However, the paramount chief of the town, Togbe Tepreh Hodo IV, was not impressed and called the twerking moves, ‘profane borborbor’.

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The account of events by The Spectator revealed that the group of young dancers brought on their best twerking performance, moving to the rhythm of the drums and good tunes. Although the MC signaled them to stop because the elders were unhappy with the seductive dance of the ladies in the choreograph, the dancers defied the orders and continued the performance. This prompted the paramount chief himself to step in and ask the dancers to leave.

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“There is something called protocol but I will break it,” Togbe Tepreh Hodo IV said when he grabbed the microphone from the MC. “We don’t accept this type of dance here. Don’t come and perform this kind of dance in our midst ever again,” he fumed in the local dialect while the gathering responded with thunderous applause.

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Meanwhile, in a separate story, reported that fast foods franchise, Marwako, has appealed to the Foods and Drugs Authority (FDA) to open other branches closed down following complaints of food poisoning at its East Legon branch.

PRO Marwako Fast Food Ltd, Mohammed Amin Lamptey, said while the popular food business accepts the decision of the FDA, the industry regulator, it is only fair for the affected branch to be shut down.

“The FDA shut down of our branches is quite unfortunate and it is really something that is going to create another problem for Mawako Fast Foods Limited. In as much as we all know that it is an isolated case…we thought that the FDA will focus on the East Legon branch,” Mr Lamptey told reporters on Thursday, May 12, 2022.

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