THE WOMAN WHO BIRTH TRANSFORMATION IN THE DANCE INDUSTRY

SHINE THE SPOTLIGHT

 

When dance is mentioned what comes to your mind, as for me I can only think of one person and that is the dance queen herself Kafayat Oluwatoyin Shafau Ameh (Kaffy).

Kaffy is a dancer, instructor and fitness coach, she is also the founder and owner of Imagneto Dance Company, the dance queen actually studied Data processing at the olabisi Onabajo University Ago-iwoye.

In 2006 she broke a Guinness world records for the longest dance party ever at the Nokia silverbird dance –a-thon where she led her team on a dance performance that lasted 55 hours and 40 mins that must have taken a whole lot. She is accredited as one of the few to commercialize dance in Nigeria when it was relatively unknown and unappreciated.

Kaffy is a frontier in the dance industry, she has done her best to give dancers a voice, that is a big deal, in a world where people feel dancers are jobless people some even go as far as tagging them as prostitutes but this woman has singlehandedly given us reasons to believe in dance, she arose and brought a change. This woman sure deserves some accolades.

What is so thrilling about her is even with the demands of her job she is a happily married woman and a mother of two, which is a big deal. Age, demands and challenges has never stopped her from shining, she keeps breaking out, taking new adventures and gaining new grounds.

She has featured in award winning musical videos for artistes like Seyi Shay, D’banj, P-square, Tiwa Savage Rugged man and some other international top acts. She recently performed at the big brother grand finale on Sunday 22nd April and she brought in fire, the performance was thrilling, entertaining and in my words Awemazing.

In 2017, she created ‘The Dance Workshop ‘ a dance convention aimed at training and mentoring professional dancers as well as promoting cultural exchange within the Nigerian dance industry. The 2017 Edition featured America’s leading choreographer, AY Hollywood. She is happily married to Joseph Ameh the music director and drummer for P-square.

Kaffy is the definition of strength, Commitment, Dedication, Talent and passion which explains why she is standing before kings and queens.

Today we shine the spotlight on this amazing entrepreneur, dancer, wife and mother. Kaffy we celebrate you and all you do for the dance industry, thank you for helping our young ones find their path and thank you for being an amazing role model to many.

image source: @kaffydance

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