Nigeria’s viral Shaku Shaku dance features on NBA’s 2K19

Following the huge success of the NBA Africa Game since 2015, a new feature has been added in its latest update.

According to reports, developers of the NBA 2K19 game featured the popular Nigerian dance, shaku shaku in the game which allows characters to celebrate after scoring points; and players can choose from a range of celebratory dance moves.

The dance which grew out of the streets of Lagos, Nigeria, took the world by storm after being made popular by Nigerian artiste Olamide on tracks such as Wo and Science Student. In the game, artiste Mr. Real’s Legbegbe hit single featuring Slimcase is the soundtrack to the celebratory dance. Prior to this latest edition of NBA 2K, basketball players in the game had the option of picking celebratory dance moves from the “Milly Rock”, “Nae Nae”, or “Dab”.

The indigenous dance move made its debut on the football pitch first by Paul Pogba and his teammates at the World Cup; and then Alex Iwobi after scoring against Chelsea.

NBA 2K19 is the 20th installment in the NBA 2K basketball simulation video game. The game will be officially released today, 11 September.