An upcoming singer Olowu Taiwo, who is also known by the stage name, LT has reportedly claimed ownership of the popular dance moves ‘Shakiti Bobo,’ and accused singer Olamide of stealing the dance steps from him.
LT revealed this in an interview with HIP TV:
“After I did my video, a friend of mine told me the dance I did in the video (Yobo dance) was trending on Instagram by Olamide. And my friend told me he had already told someone who is in Olamide’s crew about the dance. I released the audio version of my own song on 22nd April, 2015, and Olamide released his own song on 2nd May.”
He further explained that “during that time, I was working on my viral video which I released on 6th May. It wasn’t up to 24 hours after that, I saw ‘Shakiti Bobo.’ I was like, what’s going on; why is this happening at this particular time.”
The singer concluded by saying “I’m not here to point fingers that someone stole my dance moves, but I feel it’s not cool for you to do something that you knew about from someone else, and pick it up as your own.”
It however appears that the singer really had a similar dance to “Shakiti Bobo” on his Instagram page prior to Olamide dropping the official music video of his smash hit Bobo.
Watch below Olamide’s Bobo and L.T’s Yobo videos below, and let us know if you think there are similarities between both dance steps – which may indicate that Olamide’s video may have been inspired by LT’s or it may just be an absolute coincidence!