'Street Woman Fighter': NOZE's viral 'Hey Mama' dance is a hit with celebs
Fans of Mnet's 'Street Woman Fighter' have more and more to talk about lately. With Jessi announcing the release of her new music video 'Cold Blooded' that features six of the crews from the show, 'Street Woman Fighter' is turning into one of the most popular survival shows from 2021. After being called out by fans for its evil editing, the show is now making a name for itself as a dance performance from the show has gone viral.
The performance which went viral online for its choreography was one where Way B's Noze performed the David Guetta song 'Hey Mama.' Noh Jihye is a 26-year-old dancer who is better known as Noze, stylized as NO: ZE. She is a South Korean model, dancer, and member of the dance group Way B.
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2021 marks a breakout year for her as a dancer as Noze was first appreciated for her performance as she served as a background dancer in EXO's Kai's music video for the song 'Mmmh'; and then she was later seen in the music video for SHINee's Taemin last track, 'Advice'.
SHINee's Key was the most recent idol that featured Noze as a backup dancer in a live performance of his 2021 song 'Bad Love'.
As the show 'Street Woman Fighter' gets popular by the day, more and more idols and actors participated in the viral 'Hey Mama' dance challenge by trying their hand at Noze's stellar fun choreography. As the performance gained popularity, many idols performed it on different social networks like Tiktok, Instagram as well as in their live videos on VLive.
Celebs perform the #HeyMama challenge
Popular idols like The Boyz's Q, Stray Kids' Hyunjin and Seungmin, TXT's Yeonjun, Cravity's Hyeongjun, Golden Child's Jangjun as well as former members of girl-groups including GFriend's Yuju and IZ*ONE's Hyewon were among the many South Korean celebrities who tried giving their own takes to the viral performance as they sang or danced to it while on live streams with fans.
Here are 10 of the many unique performances from celebrities who hit it out of the park as they performed their own versions of the challenge and posted them on social media. Note that these rankings are in no order of hierarchy but are listed for their own uniqueness.
Hanbin or B.I made the challenge his own as he posted it on TikTok.
Y'all Kim Hanbin joined the HeyMama challenge!! @shxx131bi131 #HANBIN #HeyMama pic.twitter.com/STWKlhu8Z6— 이든💎 ✌-☝️ (@edenindaeyo131) September 28, 2021
Seventeen's Seungkwan gave a new hanbok version to the dance as he performed it impromptu in front of fans.
'Squid Game' actor Wi Hajoon also participated in the challenge, and which was posted on Netflix Korea's official Instagram story.
Wonho took the challenge in his own way when he quickly performed during a live stream.
Ateez's Wooyoung performed the dance challenge for a fan who requested for it during an online fan meet.
wooyoung hey mama dance fancall noze ateez pic.twitter.com/sCZ1s0YZRa— ً (@vroec) September 28, 2021
Ryujin from ITZY performed the challenge on SBS Radio's 'Watching Radio'
#ITZY #ryujin dancing— COCOSA (@ITZY_COCOSA) September 28, 2021
Red Velvet's Wendy performed the challenge on the street as the paparazzi snapped pictures of her.
Former IZ*ONE member Choi Yena took the challenge as well.
TOI's Kyungho performed the 'Hey Mama' challenge featuring Noze herself.
noze and kyungho ate this #TO1경호 pic.twitter.com/Gh6dyhC8ci— 드라마 (@papapagima) October 4, 2021
Red Velvet's Selugi also posted her version of the challenge