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24/03/2008

REF: RTV2121208

IVORY COAST: "Big bottom" dance craze takes Ivory Coast by storm

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  • IVORY COAST:  "Big bottom" dance craze takes Ivory Coast by storm

    14:18:30:14 - 14:18:47:01

  • IVORY COAST:  "Big bottom" dance craze takes Ivory Coast by storm

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  • IVORY COAST:  "Big bottom" dance craze takes Ivory Coast by storm

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  • IVORY COAST:  "Big bottom" dance craze takes Ivory Coast by storm

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  • IVORY COAST:  "Big bottom" dance craze takes Ivory Coast by storm

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A new dance style that promotes big bottoms and breasts has taken dance floors in Ivory Coast by storm. But as Bobaraba has grown in popularity, so has a black market for treatments purporting to help increase womens' bottom and breast sizes.
Most West African dance styles are well known for their dynamism but Ivorians have taken it to another level.
A new dance known as Bobaraba has taken over the country's dance floors. It was inspired by DJ Mix and DJ Eloh's hit song Bobaraba.
In the song, women are encouraged not be ashamed of their big bottoms and to shake them enthusiastically instead.
During one of their routine performances at a popular night spot last year, DJ Mix noticed that women with big bottoms tended to shy away from the dance floor, so he decided to encourage them to come out of their shell.

"In our Dioula language, the Bobaraba means 'big bottom' and that's how it started at "The Cour de Grands". I started singing 'Bobaraba eee Bobaraba', all the women were relaxed, but then they got up and started to move, that's how it all started."
Men are also encouraged to participate in the lively dance. Even Ivory Coast's national soccer team has been known to break into short Bobaraba sessions when celebrating their goals.

"I adore the Bobaraba because it's an important dance and highlights the value of women," Bobaraba fan Marie-Jeanne Kouame said.
Bobaraba has become more than a song and dance. It's now also a social phenomenon as more and more women are trying to find ways to increase their bottom and breast size.
Botcho, a cream that vendors claim stimulates extra growth of bottoms and breasts, is readily available in Abidjan's markets.
The cream is sold either in small pots or customers can purchase small vials containing a fluid that they inject into their bottoms. The small pots and vials cost about 2 US dollars each.

"Very often, after buying a small pot, the women go and don't come back again, that means they obtained the result they wanted, so they don't need more. Other women, when they take their small pots they say the process has started but not finished yet, and ask for a medium-sized pot, which could help them more. That's when we give them the medium-sized pots," said Ciryl Dokpa, a Botcho seller.
Aminata Dosso, who also sells "bottom enhancers", says she can personally testify to their efficacy.

"I didn't believe in the product when I first started to use it, but when I saw it was starting to make my breasts too big I stopped."
The lack of scientific information regarding the enhancers and their possible effects is raising concerns in some circles about the safety of the concoctions on sale, which are sold without the usual preemptive testing.

"We have noticed particularly back problems, which means the added weight on the bottom can cause a certain deformation of the spine and sometimes the women come with back pain complaints. Also the enlarged breasts can have an effect on the spine," said Dr. Laurence Camara, who has already treated some Botcho users.
But at the Le Cour de Grands nightclub, the concerns of Dr. Camara are far from the minds of Bobaraba dancers as they prepare for another night of enthusiastic bottom-shaking under the expert guidance of DJ Mix.

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    14:18:30:14 - 14:18:47:01 REUTERS

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    (AD1) ABIDJAN, IVORY COAST (RECENT) (REUTERS)
    VARIOUS OF DJ MIX AND DANCERS REHEARSING

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    14:18:47:02 - 14:18:59:18 REUTERS

    (SOUNDBITE) (French) ENTERTAINER, DJ MIX, SAYING:
    "In our Dioula language, the Bobaraba means 'big bottom' and that's how it started at "The Cour de Grands". I started singing 'Bobaraba eee Bobaraba'. All the women were relaxed, but then they got up and started to move, that's how it all started."

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    14:18:59:19 - 14:19:12:13 REUTERS

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    MORE OF DJ MIX WITH DANCER

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    14:19:12:14 - 14:19:19:13 REUTERS

    (SOUNDBITE) (French) BOBARABA FAN, MARIE-JEANNE KOUAME, SAYING:
    "I adore the Bobaraba because it's an important dance and highlights the value of women."

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    14:19:19:14 - 14:19:30:11 REUTERS

    VARIOUS OF STREET SCENE / WOMEN WALKING

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    14:19:30:12 - 14:20:03:12 REUTERS

    VARIOUS OF TRADITIONAL MEDICINE VENDOR DISPLAYING POT OF 'BOTCHO' CREAM (BOTTOM ENHANCER) ON TABLE
    NOTICE READING: "THE MIRACULOUS PRODUCTS OF ABIDJAN - BOTCHO - HELPS IN GROWING THE BOTTOM AND THE BREASTS"
    BOTCHO CREAM ON THE TABLE

    (SOUNDBITE) (French) TRADITIONAL MEDICINE VENDOR, CIRYL DOKPA, SAYING:
    "Very often, after buying a small pot, the women go and don't come back again, that means they obtained the result they wanted, so they don't need more. Other women, when they take their small pots they say the process has started but not finished yet, and ask for a medium-sized pot, which could help them more. That's when we give them the medium-sized pots."
    MORE OF CREAM ON THE TABLE

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    14:20:03:13 - 14:20:13:12 REUTERS

    (SOUNDBITE) (French) VENDOR, AMINATA DOSSO, SAYING:
    "I didn't believe in the product when I first started to use it, but when I saw it was starting to make my breasts too big I stopped."

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    14:20:13:13 - 14:20:46:07 REUTERS

    VARIOUS OF DR. LAURENCE CAMARA IN HER OFFICE

    (SOUNDBITE) (French) DR. LAURENCE CAMARA, SAYING:
    "We have noticed particularly back problems, which means the added weight on the bottom can cause a certain deformation of the spine and sometimes the women come with back pain complaints. Also the enlarged breasts can have an effect on the spine."

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    14:20:46:08 - 14:21:21:00 REUTERS

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    EXTERIOR OF '' LA COUR DES GRANDS'' NIGHT CLUB
    DJ MIX PERFORMING
    YOUNG GIRLS DANCING
    YOUNG GIRLS AT THE COUR DE GRAND BALCONY LOOKING AT DJ MIX
    VARIOUS OF DJ MIX WITH A DANCER

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TECHNICAL INFO


Category
Arts / Culture / Entertainment / Showbiz

Reference
21212/08

Tape
12913

Timecode
14:18:25:14 - 14:21:21:00

Duration
00:02:55:11

Sound
NATURAL WITH FRENCH SPEECH

Copyright
GRAPHIC / REUTERS

Feed
News

Syndication
AFRICADAILY1-MAR24-IVORY COAST-DANCE CRAZE

AFRICADAILY1: STORY A656

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