Pioneering Queen of the Nigerian dance scene Kaffy is on tour!
The first stop was a London workshop which held on Friday the 18th of April at the London Dance work studios in central London.
The energetic dancer is in London to promote her dance workshop tour ‘Ijoda’ which aims to highlight the importance of health and fitness and to help participants feel good about themselves through energetic and invigorating dance routines.
“Dance is what we have as a means to change the world.” Kaffy says.
“Dance for health, dance for fitness, dance for unity, dance for empowerment. Because, if I can work on you and make you feel good about yourself when you get to work your productivity levels will be up. Why? Because yourself confidence has increased,” she added.
The mother of one took participants through their paces with great work out sessions that left most begging for more and ready to take on the world.
Kaffy is well-known in Nigeria for choosing a career that was hitherto seen as an option for young people with no ambition.
She now hopes to inspire young people to pursue their dreams, no matter what obstacles they may face.
Speaking at the event, Kaffy said, “I’m not doing this because I’m trying to get my brand out there. Let me tell you something, I started dancing in a country at a time when no young person could go home and tell their parents that they want to dance.”
“I’ve taken the cross for a lot of dancers, I’ve nailed myself to the cross for a lot of dancers. I’ve made some sacrifices, I’ve been called everything, I’ve been called a prostitute and everything.”
She also gave the attendees advice on lifelong decisions;
“I studied civil engineering. I’m a maths freak. My desire is to change the world. I’m now applying what I learned into what I do right now, there’s a lot of what I learned at school that applies right now.”
“I’m not saying education is anything to toy with but just learn to apply what you learn at school. Don’t just go to school because of mummy and daddy. I took the challenge because I wanted to prove to my parents that anything you do in this world you can be somebody from it.”
The ‘Ijoda’ dance tour will be visiting the US next and there are plans to take it to South Africa and the rest of Africa.
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