‘Shimmy Like A Nupe’ shines

Members of Gamma Psi pose for a picture after the “Shimmy like a Nupe” event.

The Gamma Psi Chapter of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc. at GSU has been full of surprises.

For the OBB and UPhi U Stroll Off, the fraternity showed off some slick cane work. Late last week, they held their annual event “Shimmy Like A Nupe”.

In this event women around campus take the chance to show their talents by imitating the Kappas’ (“Nupes”) strolls.

This time the royal court judged the teams. Each team was led by a different member of Grambling State University’s Gamma Psi Chapter of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity Inc.

Although the teams worked hard in preparation for an entertaining event, the audience got more than what was expected.

The winning team led by captains Ivy Smith Jr. and Anthony “AJ” Gaston included  Shuqunna Mays, Taja Tillman, Addia Hackney, Alishe Sarpy, Shyonna Jones, Nora Day, Alexia Perkins, Kennade Washington, Kamicia Smith, Kamiyah Roulhac, Ceinna Washington, Makayla Mackey, Armani Bowman, Dariel Robinson.

Other mentionable team captains were Nigel Riberio, Jared Turner, Kris Franklin and Roosevelt Smith.

As the contest came out of intermission the girls showered the audience with unique routines, outfits and sex appeal.

After the teams were crowned, Gamma Psi’s President Nigel Ribeiro congratulated them.

“This event was great this year,” Ribeiro said. “I was really excited to see my neophytes teams, I knew they would come heavy because last year wasn’t much competition.”

Ribeiro’s team won last year by a landslide.

The participants deemed the event successful and entertaining.

“This experience was very rewarding for me for more than one reason – it pushed me out of my comfort zone,  got to work with other girls on the routines, bond, and even gained new friends from ‘Shimmy Like A Nupe’,” Addia Hackney from Ivy and AJ’s team, said.

“On top of that we won the competition so all of our hard work and late nights paid off..”