Rihanna, Usher: these are the best international celebrity gwara gwaras to date

Usher performs during the Global Citizen Festival: Mandela 100 at FNB Stadium on December 2, 2018 in Johannesburg, South Africa.
Usher performs during the Global Citizen Festival: Mandela 100 at FNB Stadium on December 2, 2018 in Johannesburg, South Africa.
Image: Kevin Mazur/Getty Images for Global Citizen Festival: Mandela 100

The gwara gwara has officially won 2018.

One stateside celebrity after the next seems to be on a gwara gwara high and we are loving it. Although we should not only appreciate our own dances when American celebrities do them, we should still be proud that our homegrown moves are inspiring the world.

Rihanna

Wild Thoughts was a big hit in 2017 so of course everyone was excited for the live performance at the Grammys. But when Rihanna started doing the gwara gwara, the crowd went mad. After the show, DJ Bongz was even invited to tour America to teach the dance!

Childish Gambino

When Donald Glover, also known as Cildish Gambino, released ‘This is America’, we were excited to see that yet another American musician had jumped onto the gwara gwara train. He might not be the best dancer, but then again, Glover likes doing things a little differently. Who knows, maybe both him and Rihanna will start doing the gwara gwara in their upcoming movie Guava Island.

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Usher

The crowd at the Global Citizen Festival went crazy when Mr. Raymond showed off his South African dance skills. If he only learnt the moves after touch down in Mzansi, we give him big props for even pulling it off, because it’s not easy.

Finally, the international stars might be putting a spotlight on the dance for the world to see, but local stars such as Babes Wodumo and Cassper Nyovest still do the most when it comes to our home-grown dance moves.

DJ Bongz, however, as the “Founder, Father, CEO of the Gwara Gwara” is one showing the world how to do the gwara gwara like a local.

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