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Davido, Nigerian artistesunder attack from Kaffy for‘disrespecting’ dancers

Published by Dj Kay Y

Kaffy, in a fiery video posted on social media,used profane terms to describe Davido

whom she claimed fired dancers after

already agreeing to work with them.

“This message goes to Davido. Mr Kamal,

please I need you to play this message to

him”, she said, in reference to the singer’s

manager.

She continued: “This is from all dancers

around the country who have sweated one

day or the other when he was still rising up a

star.

“For him to fire dancers and tell them that he

doesn’t need dancers when they are about

to get on stage after he has agreed to put

them on stage, telling them he doesn’t need

dancers when they are already on stage.

“That is unethical and unprofessional”,

Kaffy added.

She noted that dancers would no longer be

trampled upon, especially after contributing

to the development of artistes.

“It’s alright if artiste don’t need us. We are

artistes ourselves. It is very disrespectful for

you to look down at and trample on people

who in one way or the other contribute to

where you are today. Dance is our widow’s

mite to a lot of your careers.

While advocating for respect for her peers,

Kaffy insinuated that Nigerian artistes also

tend to disrespect stylists, band members

and all others beneath them in the music

industry.

The founder of Imagneto Dance Company

advised Davido not to seek the services

of dancers if he cannot show them respect

and honour their contract.

“People pay a lot of money to see you come

out and give a good show… it requires more

than you jumping all over the place with no

content.

“Even some artiste in other countries who

perform alone still plan their craft. They

practice, they rehearse, they are never tired

of doing better than their last.

She also criticised Davido for not taking pre-

performance rehearsals seriously.

“50-60 dancers practice for 2-3 weeks…

only for you to get there and you are

messing up rehearsals as if they are not

human beings.

“The same thing goes to all of you artistes

who think we are nothing. Where was your

guts 5, 10 years ago when you were

supposed to stand on that stage 5, 10 years

ago to perform to people?

“Now that people are screaming your names,

you think you don’t need dancers?”, she

asked.​

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