Kaffy apologizes to Davido, insists dancers not well treated

Popular Nigerian dancer, Kaffy, has apologized to musician, Davido, for her early morning outburst on Instagram.

Kaffy had earlier accused Davido and some Nigerian musicians of treating indigenous dancers badly.

She alleged that several dancers had trained and rehearsed with Davido for the Three Kings concert, only for him to say he no longer wanted them to perform with him at the last minute.

The mother-of-two apologized in a lengthy Instagram post this afternoon.

She wrote, “ I want to start by apologizing profusely for my profanity. It’s not how I roll. I am one person who promotes discipline and respect among dancers towards their clients and one another. However this issue is real. We matter and deserve respect, as we have become part of the building block of the entertainment world.

“We communicate with our bodies what words and sound can’t express. We paint a picture that defies laws of nature and produce masterpieces beyond mere imaginations. It requires a lot of brain power to begin to be a dancer not to talk of the ability to command muscles people can’t imagine using and that is still underrating the Power of the Art of Dance.

Speaking further, she added, “I can categorically tell you that a lot of lives have been changed for the better because we danced. So, we matter beyond the dance floor we matter against all odds of societal definition of success we matter, thrive and we rule. So it is time we take control and have a voice. Create structure that will protect us from further disrespect and I will do all in my power to continue to protect dancers.

“I know great minds out there in our world that will rise up too. It’s been years and I have been quiet for too long. And this is not just in Africa it’s everywhere. Davido was just the last straw. It didn’t start with him but we can put a stop. Thank you to all who support this fight and God bless dancers.

Kaffy shot to limelight in 2006 after she broke the Guinness Book of Record Nigeria for the World’s longest dance. The dance lasted 52 hours and 3 minutes.

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