Naked twerking woman dies falling off stage after ‘being manhandled' by men, friend says she was 'electrocuted'
In a sad turn of events, a woman, who was filmed twerking on stage died after she fell off into a crowd at a festival. The young dancer, identified as Maame Ama Broni, was reportedly being 'manhandled' by two men before she fell to her death. She was paid close to $100 to strip from the waist down at the 'Family Street Carnival' at Budunburam Refugee Camp near the Ghanaian town of Kasoa on January 16, 2021. She had come from the Ghanaian town of Akwatia and was living at the refugee camp. She took to the stage after the compere, identified as Original Shana, offered 70 pounds to anyone willing to excite the crowd by removing their underclothes while twerking. According to reports, a man showed interest in dancing naked on stage before Broni appeared and took off her clothes.
One man tried to lower the vest she was wearing on her top half. Someone knocked his hand away and the small crowd closed in on the dancer. According to witnesses, the Slay Queen got overwhelmed by the crowd, fell off the stage and landed on her head. The media said she died instantly and was taken to a hospital in Kasoa for an autopsy. However, a close friend claimed that Broni died of electrocution while leaving the stage. She said she was leaving the stage after the men crowded her and the mother-of-two was electrocuted. She had given birth to her twins about seven months ago.
The friend provided a different version of what happened that night. The report by gossip24s says a close friend of Broni revealed that at the carnival, a challenge was thrown to the crowd that whoever was able to twerk heavily would be given $100. Hoping to make some money, Broni took up the challenge and hit the stage to dance. Her performance on stage was met with harassment by the audience and others around as they tried touching her. She is said to have brought her performance to a grinding halt and headed backstage after collecting the money. Her friend claims the fatal incident occurred while Broni was making her way down the stage to collect her clothes. Broni was supposedly electrocuted and did not get any form of help from the audience, who only looked on till she fell lifeless. She was rushed to the hospital but was pronounced dead.
Speaking in an interview with ZionFelix on the ‘Uncut’ Show, Original Shana said that he wanted to charge the crowd so he announced that he needed someone to twerk. As he was performing his ‘Yiwo Dross’ song which featured Patapaa, he announced that he needed someone who can remove [his/her] underwear and twerk for $100. According to him, a guy first showed up for the challenge before the lady appeared on the stage. Shana mentioned he was shocked when Ama Broni went completely naked to twerk on the stage. He clarified that he was not expecting anyone to go to such an extent. Shana, who was stunned at that moment, said he asked the DJ at the event to “pull up” and made sure Broni was safe on the stage.
However, Shana couldn’t give a detailed account of what really happened when Broni went off the stage — his account was based on hearsay. He added that he was not responsible for her death and that he didn't see anyone sexually harassing her.
The investigation is continuing.