Trouble started after Childish Gambino released his currently trending “This Is America” music which employed the use of the gwara gwara dance with much vigor and style alongside high school teens.
Riri on her part had used the South African dance move during a performance at the Grammy Awards.
DJ Bongz ins’t about to lay low and he recently revealed to TshisaLIVE that he was considering seeking legal claims as he just wasn’t impressed by their use without due permission or process.
“I have been watching the video and I am busy looking at my legal options because I am not impressed with all these artists using my dance without my permission. I don’t know what I am going to do right now, but I know that these artists must stop using my dance without asking me,” he said.
The Gwara Gwara Entertainment Boss and former chief at Mabala Noise also disclosed that he trademarked the dance move a little under a year ago and was waiting for the documentation to show he had ownership of the moves, which he claims to be due in July.
Whether it is possible to seek legal redress for the dance moves or not, DJ Bongz continues to fly the gwara gwara flag not just in Africa but across the pond as it looks to have become a global hit.
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