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