The Member of Parliament of Tempane and a Deputy Attorney General, Hon. Joseph Dindiok Kpemka has strongly disapproved of the ‘One Corner Dance’, saying it is a ‘demonic’ invention, destructive enough to derail Ghana’s future.
The popular dance in which the dancer withdraws to an open corner and clings to anything whilst unrelentingly thrusting the hip back and forth as though they were copulating has infectiously taken over the whole world in the past few months.
Mr. Kpemka, a celebrated legal expert, is the latest to condemn the dance craze after famous actress Grace Omaboe, known in the theatre as Maame Dokono, only four days ago adjudged the artistic creation as “a bad influence” only fit for the wastebasket.
Thirteen students at the Islamic Senior High School (ISSEC) in the Ashanti region were made to face disciplinary actions for performing the “One Corner” song inside a classroom October of 2017. The same month saw two teenagers in the Brong Ahafo region, doing the dance together on a moving motorcycle, killed in a sharp-curve crash with another motorist. A young woman with an alleged history of seizure disorders was also reported in 2017 to have died in the Central region whilst twirling to the “One Corner” jingle.
“It is a demonic dance,” the Deputy Attorney General moaned. “I have watched several videos in which children engage in this dance in a manner as to tell me that the future is bleak for us. And I’m saying this because the young ones are easily influenced by some of these things. Especially when it happens in the night— they engage in all sorts of vices that are detrimental to their growth and progress”.
He put this concern across when he undertook a donation tour of his constituency where he offered two motorcycles each to the Tempane Health Centre and the Kpikpira Health Centre, a motorised tricycle to the Tempane Senior High School and five exercise books to every child in all 22 Junior High Schools in the constituency.
By: Gabla Godwin/ Showbiz Network Ghana
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