I Am Proof That Success Cannot Be Boxed – Kaffy


Nigerian dancer and choreographer Kafayat Oluwatoyin Shafau known as Kaffy has said creativity is a tool to empower Nigerians.

Kaffy who is celebrating her 20th year on stage told Channels TV that the creative sector can do this if the government and, individuals invest in it, as she revealed her desire to empower Nigerian youths using dance.

According to her, the sector which is the second largest employer of labour in Nigeria has not been given the needed attention, urging governments and corporate bodies to take it seriously.

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“We need to focus on that sector as much as other sectors. Don’t think it is not serious,” she said, adding that “If empowered enough, it would do better and a great deal for the economy of the country.”

Also, she said she wants to use dancing and choreography to empower the younger generation, admitting that many Nigerian youths have not been given the platform to tap into opportunities in the creative sector.

She said: “I am one person that is taking an unlikely craft to prove to you that success cannot be boxed. Success is determined by the power that emanates from your mind.

“And how many young people in this country have been given opportunities to express or harness that power? Very few!”

Kaffy further explained that “Dance has that capability and I am here to use it as a tool to empower young minds in Nigeria and in Africa and empower the economy,” expressing optimism that she can “be scaled into the lives of many more people.”

Nigerian Dancers Can’t Continue To Blame The System – Kaffy

The Guinness world record dancer, Kafayat Oluwatoyin, popularly known as Kaffy, has called on Nigerian dancers to take on their act and welfare seriously.

Kaffy in interview with Channels Television lamented that despite the huge contributions of dancers to the entertainment industry, the industry has failed to reward them even has it continues to recording impressive growth.

“I feel we as dancers actually have a lot to do, we can blame the system for not giving us but we also need to continue to prove to the system that we deserve it.”

The choreographer however advised dancers to start looking internally and understand what the economy can provide for them rather than depending on music videos and shows.

“I think we should live above the survival mode and live for the essence of the growth of the industry,” she said.


Ciara Dances To Duro, Kukere In Lagos

CiaraAfter a stunning performance at Darey Art-Alade’s “Love Like A Movie 3”, American singer, Ciara, took to the streets of Lagos to perform choreographed dance routines to two of Nigeria’s hit songs.

The 30-year-old record producer and dancer shared the video clips of her distinctive dance steps to Duro by Tekno and Kukere by Iyanya.

Nigerian choreographer, Kaffy, as well as other dancers featured in the videos.


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Face Off 2015: Nigerian Celebrities Set For Basketball Friendly

Face OffTop Nigerian celebrities are teaming up to play basketball and compete with a top Nigeria Basketball league team in a friendly game.

The annual event tagged Face Off is a creative blend of basketball, music, dance and all round entertainment facilitated by intensive media coverage as a medium to drive key social values among young Nigerians.

The organisers say it is also a movement to revive Nigerians’ interest in basketball as an
“absolute urban sports genre”.

The 2015 edition of the basketball event would feature a host of A-List Nigerian celebrities vs. the popular basketball team ‘Lagos Islanders’ on November 27, at Landmark Centre, Lagos.

Celebrities that will be playing include, Sound Sultan, Tuface, Darey, Burna Boy, MI, Peter (PSquare), Kaffy, Iyanya, Jimmie, Praiz, N6, Vector and many more.

Although the main ‘Celebrities vs. Islanders’ game is scheduled for 7PM, the event starts by 5PM and will also feature other games like, Celebrities vs. Basketball Veterans, 3-point shooting competition, free throw competition, and a Slam Dunk contest.

Fans of Face Off have been encouraged to purchase tickets online. Free tickets will also be won in a competition on the official Facebook and Instagram pages of the event.

Face Off is a product of Playcenter Ltd in partnership with Lagos Islanders and produced by Tobems Media Ltd.


Hot New Videos From Yemi Alade, Burna Boy, PSquare, Others

yemi aladeJohnny singer, Yemi Alade is out with a new video for the French remix of her hit song ‘Kissing’ featuring Afro-Caribbean music star, Marvin.

Directed by Ovie Etseyatse and co-directed by Taiye Aliyu, the video was shot in the city of love, Paris in France during Yemi Alade’s “King of Queens” European tour.


For this new work, Burna Boy teams up with renowned video director, Mattmax to present the pictorials of the afro-beat tune.

Nigeria’s biggest pop duo, PSquare has released a behind the scenes video showing them working with congolese music legend, Awilo Longomba on a new music video for the song, Enemy Solo.

The song which is off Psquare’s Double Trouble album is produced by Vtek and will also feature in Awilo’s forthcoming album, which will be released later in the year.

The video was shot in Lagos, Nigeria by the renowned director Clarence Peters and was choreographed by top shots in the African dance industry -including Kaffy, one-third of the famed CEO dancers, Ezinne Asinugo and Congolese UK based choreographer “Sir Loui”.

Timi Dakolo’s video for the song ‘Wish Me Well” has been shot and is expected to drop really soon.

The talented singer gave fans a sneak peek of the video on instagram while announcing that the full body of work will be released in a short time.


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J. Martins Releases “Faro” Video

j.martinsJ.Martins has released the video for his single Faro.

The video features dance queen Kaffy and her crew.








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Tiwa and TunjiNews of a-list artiste, Tiwa Savage’s Dubai white wedding to Tunji Balogun is top story on Entertainment News, as the love birds said ‘I Do’ over the weekend.

Tiwa and Tunji, both decked out in beautiful wedding attires exchanged their vows in an outdoor ceremony, which was followed by a lavish reception and an after-party at the Armani Hotel in Burj Khalifa.

Nigerian super stars, including the mavin records crew led by Don’Jazzy, Eku Edewor, Toke Makinwa, Toolz, Dj Xclusive, Kaffy, N6, Designers Bridget Awosika, Toju Foyeh, Eme Boss, Banky W, Tunde Demuren, Seyi Shay, Lola Omotayo-Okoye, and many others, graced the occasion.

Also, top Nigerian acts including 2face, mi, Kcee and rapper Phyno headlined the trek concert in Orlu, Imo State over the weekend. The concert provided high octave performances from the artistes including a collaboration of heavyweights MI and 2face.

In Nollywood, Nigerian movie maker, Jeta Amata in conjunction with the United States government has debuted three films from the forthcoming TV series, dawn in the creeks, which tells the story of some Niger Delta youths as they strive to create Nollywood movies to promote non-violent transformation in the region.

The TV series, dawn in the creeks, aims at forging a legacy of peace and transformation, in the Niger Delta.

Pepsi unveilsTiwa Savage and Wizkid as Ambassador

EME singer Ayo Balogun popularly known as Wizkid and Mavin Records first lady Tiwa Savage, have officially been unveiled as the Ambassadors of Pepsi.

The announcement was made during the week at popular club Liquid Lounge in Victoria Island. The event drew fans and friends of the celebrities, including dance queen Kaffy, Vector, Durella amongst others.

The two celebrities have joined Ashionoye and Lynxx who are also Ambassadors of Pepsi.

Wizkid will also be representing the brand for its Blue, Bold & Beautiful campaign.

Reports say they are both currently working on the TV commercials.

Photo Gallery:Darey’s video shoot of ‘Sisi Eko’

Popular musician Darey Art-Alade , took to the streets of Lagos Island to shoot the music video for the remix of his hit track ‘Sisi Eko’ which features Flavour.

Darey brought comedians, OAPS, dancers and musicians to Broad Street Marina, alongside Flavour.

The video is directed by South-African, Mark Hofemeyr.

Shooting in progress
Darey and Model
Ali and Julius Agwu
When comics and musicians tango


Darey and Flavour sure enticed a lot of Sisi Eko on the streets with his moves.
DJ Jimmy Jatt was also on the set cruising
The publisher was also not left out. Publisher of Hip-Hop Magazine Ayo Animashaun and Ali Baba
Seun Kuti and Darey
Darey, Dr Sid, Funmi Victor Okigbo and Ayo Animashaun
Flavour and a Sis Eko
Mark (Director)
Waje, Tosyn and Kaffy
Waje, Omawumi and Tosyn
Mo'Eazy and Mode9


Skales and Flavor


The making of Kosoro by Mo’Eazy

Upcoming artiste Mo’Eazy is working on the creativity towards his new single and  video which he titled “Kosoro”

The video was directed by South African Director Mark Hofemeyr of Trademark pictures and was shot at Koga studios.

The video features  stars like Darey, Kaffy, Tymix amongst others.

Mo' Eazy and TY Mix
Darey and TY Mix
Mo'Eazy, TY Mix, Zaina and Darey
Mo' Eazy
Mo' Eazy's video shoot
Mo' Eazy's video shoot
Mo' Eazy's Video shoot

Mo' Eazy's Video shoot