Azonto is the dance craze of the day, spreading like wild fire across the African continent and beyond. It is the latest and the most popular dance among the young and old folks, but the reverend minister has strong opposing views about the dance, which moves he described as suggestive, opting for it to be banned in the church.
He told DAILY GUIDE (DG) in an interview on Easter Sunday that Christians needed no such dance to glorify God. Making a few azonto moves, he stressed, “I will not encourage my members to dance azonto in church.”
DG: What is it about this dance?
Reverend: I have not seen much of it but the little I have seen is not too good. (Rev Ekor rises and folds his fist to demonstrate the azonto dance). What is this? He quizzed.
DG: I still don’t get it, are you suggesting it is sexually suggestive?
Reverend: (Pastor giggles) Yes, yes! I think so aside that we don’t know the meaning of azonto and we are not sure about the source. We don’t need to manufacture all sorts of dances to glorify God.
DG: But King David in the Bible I’m told danced until his cloth fell off, so why are you saying your members should not dance azonto?
Reverend: I am not sure it was the azonto dance David danced. (He laughs and rises to mimic the azonto dance once again, shakes his head to connote the negative effect of the dance) No! This is not right, he said.