Kaffy Dancer: Energetic Performance At The 15th Headies Big Announcement
Ground-breaking, award-winning, world-class Nigerian dancer and choreographer, Kafayat Oluwatoyin Ameh, popularly known as Kaffy, born 30th June 1980 is widely known for her passion for dancing. She has since put this burning passion of hers to great use since 2002 when she decided to pursue it fully.
She is admired by many for the transformation of her passion into an avenue for world-class entertainment and development of both young and old. Although she wanted to become an aeronautical engineer, for circumstances stemming from the hard knocks of life, she decided to focus on dancing and empowering people through it.
Kaffy shot into the limelight after breaking the Guinness World Record for ‘Longest Dance Party’. She is presently blessed with two kids.
Here Are 3 Things You Probably Don’t Know About Kaffy:
- Did You Know She Was “Dis-daughtered” By Her Father?
Kaffy narrated how she was disowned by her father in one of her interviews saying, “It all got to that part where I was dis-daughtered, I lost friends. I had friends who said “My mother said we should not play with you again because you are a dancer” … I chose dance when it was socially, culturally, religiously not acceptable to be a dancer. Dance had almost zero economic value.”
Following the remarkable highlight, she had set foot in since 2006, her dad became proud of her and said, “That’s my daughter!”.
He also encouraged her to keep dancing.
- Did You Know She Battled Depression At A Point In Her Life?
Kaffy has always buttressed on how dance has empowered her and made her into whom she is today. One of the ways is that dance helped her “tackle depression”. With all the family drama she had going on at the time, she fell into depression, but with dance, she was able to overcome it.
She once said, “Dance continues to remind me that you should not let your problem define you”, and she was able to overcome her depression.
This should remind you of the scribe quoted on Headies Secretariat’s wall that says: “Don’t give up. It won’t be easy but it would be worth it.”
This is another reason why Headies has been consistent for over 15 years. The journey has not been easy, but every time we look at the impact it’s having on the youths, our fans, the music & creative industry worldwide, then it is surely worth it.
- Did You Know She Was Separated From Her Sister For 22 Years And Later Got Reunited Through Facebook
In her book, Alajota, she narrated how she was disconnected from the last born of her family for 22 years. At nine months old, the girl was nowhere to be found. They were not together for years but after she broke the Guinness World Record and the news went viral, her sister used Facebook to trail her down and they got reunited after a long period. Kaffy regards Facebook as a tool to bring the world together.
This is also a reminder for you that the 15th Headies is confirmed to be happening at Cobb Energy Performing Centre, Atlanta USA, but that doesn’t stop you as a Headies & Entertainment lover from tuning in & connecting with us LIVE across all our Social Media platformS (YouTube, Facebook, and Instagram) to stream your most-loved Headies Award Event. – @the_Headies on IG