We grew up listening to the Swedish pop band, Abba. Remember “Dancing Queen,” about the teenager having the time of her life on the dance floor? Dancing is a good way of having fun but the youth seem to enjoy it more. Shouldn’t be so.

W-e-l-l, what am I saying? Was yours truly trying to change the staus quo in this pic? Was Aunty getting down, displaying some cool dance moves?

I wish! Who wouldn’t want to have the lithe body and the grace to dance as well as our own Celine Opuwari and others like her. But there was no music or dancing going on here. This was the handwork of my young friend, Dare Adodo.

I was in Lagos for a workshop in 2015, after which I decided to visit some precious folks. Dare came to see me and was asked to take our pix and take pix he did! Thank God for digital cameras. If it was in the analogue era, he would have exhausted close to two rolls of film. He was just tapping away on the capture button and this was one of the hilarious results.

Seeing it brings smiles to my face and I hope it does to yours. Wish you a joyful and restful weekend. Cheers! ???

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  • Truly, you need. It’s not just for youths alone. Some say dancing is a part of exercise. We bless God all the same.

    • Edith Ohaja

      Yes, aerobics is done with music. And today, I watched a viral video of a guy walking the treadmill. When a Michael Jackson song came up, he began to show some pretty amazing moves right there on the treadmill.

  • UKALINA Celine Opuwari

    Lovely! I appreciate! Well just to add, if you can walk then you can dance! Cheers

    • Edith Ohaja

      Well, that’s good to know! But one would need instruction to do it with finesse like you and those folks you dance with. Thanks for dropping by and keep doing us proud.

  • Joy

    I like dancing and I enjoy it alot,may be you will need me for tutorials… Lol. Remain blessed ma

    • Edith Ohaja

      If I find the time, I’ll be sure to take you up on that but remember Uman Skinnyboss and Amacutiex are still around. Lol!

  • Ogechi

    Lol,very funny! Mama looks like she’s about to dance ‘shoki’.Dancing is for anyone whose got flesh on.My mother dances when she feels like so it’s has nothing to do with age.

  • Ahuekwe Chioma

    Lool nice move ma, i love the band Abba although i was very young then i remember some of their songs: “Chiquitita tell me whats wrong…”,”knowing me, knowing you”… and some others..

    • Edith Ohaja

      Not sure you were born in the heydays of Abba but the songs are pretty well known. Did you watch the musical, “Mama Mia”, starring Meryl Streep? Great reminder of Abba songs.

  • Ugwu patience

    Wow! Before reading through I thought you qere actually displaying a new dancing step that I have to learn. But I strongly feel that Aunty can dance, just try it or try again if you have tried already

    • Edith Ohaja

      I do dance, at home and sometimes, in church. It’s regular stuff, though, no fancy foot work. Bless you, Patience!

  • Asogwa Ruphina

    i love dancing a lot. i even dance while praying and it makes me more happier

    • Edith Ohaja

      Bless you, Ruphina! Ummm, dancing is good but I think you should be in a different mode while praying unless it’s just worship you’re doing. Can’t imagine someone dancing during serious intercession.

  • Ifeanyi Ekwegbalu

    I like to dance in front of my mirror.

    • Edith Ohaja

      That’s easy! I think many dance when there’s no audience. Kinda like singing in the bathroom! Have a great weekend, Ifeanyi!

  • Odigbo Chidinma

    Dancing is one thing that uplifts my spirit. It’s fun and exercise in one package, all the same that was one nice move ma!

  • Ifeanyi Ekwegbalu

    All the times I’ve danced in front of my friends, they’ve been utterly shocked! Most don’t believe till this day that I’m capable of busting some moves LOL!

  • Ishiwu Victor Chinonso

    it seems you were not expecting the shot…

  • Obetta Collins Odinakachukwu

    Unexpected shot, right? But still a nice posing for the “photogenic”. I mean the selfie addicts.

  • Research shows that dancing can improve our mental health by boosting our overall happiness.

  • Ahubaraezeama J.C (sirchuks)


  • covenant

    Dancing is another form of exercise dat keeps d body and mind together. nice one, Aunty…

  • Achebe Winifred

    It did bring smiles my face
    Nice move aunty edith

  • Ezenwa Obinna Grant

    I do like dancing but i dance only when am inspired and moved to dance. Nice one ma!

  • Amoke chinasa

    This is what is called unaware picture,guess u don’t know wen d picture was taken.looking very good

  • keswet mercy

    lolz i admire your strength and vigour, ma. it would be awesome to actually watch you dance

  • Oparaugo shalom

    dancing is not really my thing, but aunty i would love to learn from you. this pix shows you got lots of moves

  • Chukwuma Nkemjika

    Lol… Will like to ve u as a coach

  • Henrietta Okoye

    Dis woman u no dy gri… Always ever young… But leave the dance floor for me now I know the dance moves better your time has gone… Sit down let me show you the in steps

  • Adamu Micah

    Henriet biko hapun mmaka Aunty she is doing the best she could there……lol… But the truth is that our dancing steps these days are really amazing and this generation is taking over the dancing floor with new styles.

    • Edith Ohaja

      Micah is trying to write in Igbo, lol! You guys want me to throw you a dancing challenge? Hahaha!

  • Hephzibah

    Haha. Dancing is for everyone. If you’ve got the moves, flaunt them.

  • Analike Vivian U

    This is nice ooo, seeing u dance is one of my dreams but I know u will surely do that on my wedding. But it’s quite good at times to dance. It’s part of exercise and a way of reliving stress and boredom. Nice steps u got sha
    Until I see u dance actually

  • Jeremiah Chioma Juilet

    LOL. I thought you were actually dancing. Your writting skills make up 100%for the dancing part

  • thelma Ideozu

    Hahaha! What a great picture of you, to be honest. This was a funny write-up with a little​ twist.

  • Asogwa Emmanuel C

    From what am seeing Mummy has moves that I bet we can’t take her on saddled with her dancing shoes

  • Akumambila ijeoma Winifred

    Wow. Auntie that was an unaware shot. I think you will make a good dancer.

  • Njoku Chimamaka Elizabeth

    Lol..its obvious you’re having so much fun here. Nice one!

  • Attih Faith Etim

    Hahahahaha, its quite hilarious, cant stop looking at your legs. I love the way you have fun because you’re not limited by the fact that your older unlike most persons. Ride on ma

  • Music is ageless. I believe fun is not tied to an age bracket and definitely not for an exclusive few.

  • Chukwurah Nnenna Chisom

    Hilarious!!! Having fun is unlimited and I believe that dancing is a great exercise that keeps the energy burning. Nice post ma

  • Nnachetam Favour

    You don’t cease to amaze me ma, you really know how to have fun. I can’t help but imagine how much fun you had during your youthful age.

  • Ochei Anthony Arinze

    To me its not only the youths that enjoy dancing
    Even the old ones do enjoy dancing
    Like my mum upon her age
    She still enjoy dancing especially when she attends her age grades activities

  • ifunaya chukwuemeka

    Music is a trans-generational stuff, and so is that pose for girls!!! lol as it transcends age among the womenfolks, and dancing is also a form a exercise good working out.

  • Ezike winifred udochukwu

    Lol ma …its not only the youths that enjoy music…just that each generation has the genre of music that entices them. my parents kind of music would definitely not be my type of music…anyways u look great ,,ur friend dare actually did a great job for me i will call it an unaware pix…???

  • Chikodi Obu

    Truth is spit here, dancing shouldn’t be restricted to the youth alone. Adults like you still deserve to shake it off once in a while LoL. God bless you ma ??

  • Oshana Oyaku Endurance

    Haha, I love the pix ma, yeah… Sometimes adults needs to have the youthful feelings. We don’t need to have an exact reason to dance, we can just dance, sing and praise God at anytime. Even in the Bible David sang and dance unto God…… Still, I love your style ma,

  • Ajibe Chinonye

    Dance is not only meant for the young but for every body to ease off tension and stress.
    We need to thank God at all times with our dance moves.
    And another thing,unaware pictures are always the best!!

  • Janefrances Nwaduche

    You are the dancing queen, young and sweet only seventeen…wow I love Abba songs, they’re always as good as new. And aunty, I love your pose, kudos.

  • Amuzie chioma Esther

    From the look of your position I can conclude that you are a dsncer. I love dancing. It gives joy and it help to relax the muscles.

  • Michael onyedinma

    That’s a nice pix MA. I bet you MA you can really dance more than me.I really try to learn, I can only move my head and than mark time. It really pain me especially when dancing for the lord. But am trying to learn to move my waist at list.

  • Duru Joselyn Amarachi

    It indeed brings smile to my face and I love it.
    Your comparison of analogue using films is indeed funny. Ma, the pix is pretty,nice and also very simple. No make up application or online editing.
    Ever young. God bless you.

  • Uzoma chidera

    Dancing really makes one happy and its part of our youth life, I hope to keep dancing happy even in my old age. lol!

  • Abah Okpe Gabriel

    It really pains me that I can’t dance again, I was once an awesome dancer at a tender age, the most hurtful thing is that I got all the moves in my head but can’t manifest it, very bad, can only tap my feet and shake my head like a lizard that fell from a tree and here Aunty gat the moves like a jaguar, lolzzzz

  • Emelife Assumpta M

    Wooow……Lol, this got me laughing so loud… Seriously, aunty can bust a move.?? I Love that, Dancing is fun and it is also good for the health because it helps to burn calories. Also, it makes the body physically fit. I suggest you enroll in my class, I need to lecture you on some dance move…. Lol??

  • Assumpta Anachu

    So aunty did really burst a move??
    This was fun to read.

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