One of Nigeria’s leading dancers and choreographers Kafayat Shafau a.k.a. Kaffy is launching her music career, after over a decade of her reign as the music industry’s number one dancer.
The gifted dancer, who won the Silverbird-Nokia Danceathon in 2006 after dancing for 55 hours and 40 minutes, told us early this week, that she’s now ready to pursue a career as an artiste, with the release of her debut singles ‘Omo Lasgidi’ and ‘What U Got’.
The singles were produced by TK and EL Emcee.
Just like DJ Jimmy JATT, who fought hard to gain recognition for DJs, Kaffy, 30, is respected by her peers for earning the Nigerian dancer some respect. Gone are the days when the dancer was an ordinary side-kick; a side attraction. Today, many dancers and their crews are hosting performances on their own; hitting stages all over the world as independent acts, and getting paid in full. And now, Miss Shafau is taking it further – becoming one of the few in her industry to add a recording career to their portfolio.
‘Well I’m just recording for now’ Kaffy tells us. ‘I need a lot of music for my projects – DVD, Films, and my stage performances’.
‘I’m also working with producer Sossick on other stuff’ she told us.
Kaffy is also a fitness instructor and the founder of Imagneto Dance Academy.