Nigerian dancer, choreographer, dance teacher and health coach, Kafayat Oluwatoyin Shafau-Ameh, popularly often known as Kaffy, is well-loved and admired for her dancing talents, and the truth that she efficiently turned her ardour right into a profitable profession.
On episode 7 of Binging with GameChangers, she speaks with present host, Seyi Banigbe, about her journey. She has constructed a strong profession out of latest dance in a society that provides little or no regard to bop professionals, and has attained standing of dance icon regardless of the percentages.
Kaffy had all the time liked dancing proper from her childhood; she additionally participated in loads of sporting actions in her faculties, together with taking ballet courses.
Though born into wealth, she lived in poverty for some time when at at age 11, her mother and father separated. She and her siblings lived with their mum, and life turned so troublesome that they discovered it troublesome to eke out a residing. They actually consumed garri for seven months consecutively. Kaffi catered for herself by and her household by going to the farm – she would harvest greens and promote to earn a living.
In a while alongside the way in which, she joined an aerobics class on the Nationwide Stadium with a purpose to drop pounds and was all the time common and punctual. This prompted her aerobics instructor to nominate her to guide the category each time she was unavailable. Being a dancer, she infused dancing into aerobics and the category liked it, all the time wanting her to guide each time the instructor was absent. She obtained promoted and started to coach athletes.
Throughout one in every of her weekends at Nationwide Stadium for dance rehearsals and exercises, Kaffy was approached by a promoter for a modelling job. A part of the modelling exercise was choreography. Though she didn’t need to do the choreography at first, she later agreed and requested the promoter to permit her to do a solo efficiency. Unknown to her, many artists had been current on the occasion and liked her efficiency. The remainder as they are saying, is historical past.
She is the founding father of Imagneto Dance Firm through which she offers assorted providers round dance, choreography and health to people and company organizations alike.
Kaffy has efficiently constructed a sequence of companies from her dancing that features a health/wellness outfit, a dance conference and an attire enterprise. She is understood for her dance strikes, stamina degree and most significantly, her professionalism.
She has featured in quite a few award-winning musical movies for a lot of A-list artistes in Nigeria and throughout the globe. She received a Particular Recognition Award on the Headies in 2018 for her vital contribution to Nigeria’s leisure.
The company gamechanger on this episode is Tayo Odunsi, an actual property skilled with expertise in Nigeria’s actual property sector spanning effectively over 13 years. Tayo studied Property Administration on the College of Lagos and gained actual property expertise throughout corporations like GT Properties, ARM Funding Managers and FBN Capital. He’s the founder and Chief Govt Officer of NorthCourt, an actual property funding options agency with a workers power of over 30 folks. NorthCourt was awarded by Euromoney for greatest Actual Property Marketing consultant & Advisor In Nigeria, 2017 & 2018. Nigeria’s actual property sector isn’t probably the most structured or regulated however Tayo is bringing his wealth of information/expertise in actual property to bear through the trainings, analysis, transaction structuring and property brokerage providers being offered by NorthCourt.
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