NNAMDI NWEKE ( AKA ICE )
Executive Director of DCDE
He is a Creative Director, Set designer / Motion Graphic, Animation, VFX and a Film director.
A Professional Dancer, Choreographer and Creative Director with over 15years of Production experience in Nigeria and abroad , the first Certified Latin and ballroom instructor in Nigeria and a Graduate of Visual Arts and theatre arts in the University of Port Harcourt.
He presently holds a Master Degree in International American Latin dance in California under Dance Vision, ProDVIDA & ISTD Syllabus. Also trained in Argentine tango, tap dance, Cuban salsa, ballet and contemporary and a degree in Theatre Arts as a Set designer .
He is also a former Creative Director of Society for the performing Arts in Nigeria (SPAN), a charity based foundation with the mission to empower the Nigerian youths in music, dance and drama.
Paige Fraser is a professional ballerina with the versatility of a backup dancer and the hustle of an entrepreneur. With Beyoncé on her resume, she has choreographed personal bodies of work, landed commercial gigs (with companies like BET and EMPIRE) and scored a spot at dance company Visceral Dance Chicago.
SHE IS ALSO A SCOLIOSIS ACTIVIST
CHLOE & MAUD ARNOLD
Emmy nominated Choreographers, Actress, director and stage and Film producer. They are both sisters and they founded the company; SYNCOPATED LADIES.
They have worked with BEYONCE, WILL SMITH, FOX – SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE, HBO’S HIT SERIES BROADWALK EMPIRE, P.DIDDY
Angel Kaba, International Creative & Artistic Director, has been collaborating with artists such as Coolio, Orishas, Kaye Styles, Rihanna, Kayne West, Taye Diggs and others. Further notable experiences involved stage/ television/commercial performances and dancing for world renowned brands like Coca Cola, Levi’s, Fructis by Garnier, Nutella, Universal, RocNation, MTV, NBC, and SNAPCHAT.
She is an American hip-hop dancer, YouTube star, Instagram star, and social media personality. She is unarguably best known for participating in MTV’s ‘America’s Best Dance Crew’ as a member of the all-girl crew 8 Flavahz. A California native, Glass began dancing when she was two years old. Four years later, she appeared on ‘America’s Got Talent’ and in 2010, at the BET Awards. In 2011, she performed on an episode of ‘So You Think You Can Dance’, ‘MTV Video Music Awards’, and an episode of ‘The Fresh Beat Band’ before being chosen as a contestant on ‘America’s Best Dance Crew’ in 2012. Glass was one of the few dancers who performed with Missy Elliot at the 2015 Super Bowl. In 2019, she appeared as a guest in an episode of ‘To the Pointe with Kristyn Burtt’.
Denisa “Mzungu” Mrvova – the joyful creative soul sharing her passion worldwide. Dancing since childhood, Denisa globally contributes to dance education especially with modern african dance styles. She teaches, performs, organizes events, creates digital content and most importantly inspires other to dance MICHAEL
He is the CEO of Inspiro Consulting, a Career Services & Human Resource Management firm located in Lagos, Nigeria. Inspiro Consulting enjoys a strategic partnership with CareerLeader, a Global Career Coaching firm based in Boston Massachusetts. Jimi has a hard-to-find track record in his varying background experiences in two consulting firms, a non-profit-organization and two banks. Due to his rare blend of professionalism and excellence, he became a Senior Manager of one of Nigeria’s top five banks in only 5 years after NYSC (a feat which usually takes up to 13 years of regular career progression).
She is a professional Master of Ceremonies, a senior trainer at the prestigious Dale Carnegie and Associates, and a budding entrepreneur at her own “TAKADEMY” – Africa’s Premiere Training School for Masters of Ceremonies. With all these accomplishments under her belt, Joyce is a force to reckon with. Through her passion for speaking, Joyce has turned her skills into a profitable business hosting events and training others in the field. Despite a degree in Human Anatomy, she has excellent skills in communication and event planning. These skills have enabled her to work with clients from multiple industries and high net-worth individuals. Through her work, Joyce hopes to inspire others to stay in their line and develop their passions and skills. In this interview, Joyce Daniels talks about her passion and how she’s managed to build her brand.
VZHUN EMEM EME
Creative Entrepreneur and Strategist.
Media and Entertainment Entrepreneur whose drive and desire to contribute to the growing global media industry beginning with the Nigerian Entertainment industry; creating a professional experience that cuts across all media and locations.
Providing wholesome and thought provoking entertainment channels, using unconventional platforms and promoting the Nigerian culture through same. Her experience includes work in music, events, print, TV and film.
Specialties: Creative Content creation, Consulting, Strategy and Provision. Branding & Identity, Liaisons & Negotiations. Film making, Marketing, Creative Strategy and Marketing.
DIRECTOR GENERAL AT RIVERS STATE TOURISM DEVELOPMENT. A creative and innovative individual with a strong academic and professional background in the dramatic arts. Experienced in initiating and managing highly successful events including those designed to raise awareness of cultural and development issues. Possesses excellent interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to develop and maintain positive internal and external relationships. Enjoys being part of, as well as managing and motivating, a successful and productive team and thrives in highly pressurised and challenging working environments.
Caitlin Camarda grew up with a passion for dance, fueled by her ballroom dance champion parents – Robert and Jennifer Foster. Caitlin has been performing for over 25 years and teaching for 15 years all over the United States. She’s danced various styles including Latin, Ballroom, Rhythm, Ballet, Jazz, Hip Hop and has received numerous awards including Minnesota Salsa Champion and Top Teacher. Caitlin brings a holistic approach to dancing – focusing on partnering, musicality and telling a story through dance. She’s based in Minnesota, U.S.A. and continues to help students all over the world through her online dance programs.
The only African holding Five United States of America Regional Professional Ballroom Showdance Championships and a Fifth Place World Showdance Finalist position. Early 2010, with the help of Sony Meme (CEO of Sony Meme Agency Company Nigeria), Michael Adegoke became a household name in Lagos Nigeria after appearing on the cover of a top ranking newspaper titled “The Guardian”, The magazine is distributed daily to over 50 million readers and subscribers across Nigeria.
Late 2010, Michael collaborated with Nigerian Breweries and served 3 consecutive years as a lead judge on Nigeria’s most popular family TV show titled Maltina Dance All (A Nigerian version of ‘So You Think You Can Dance’) and as a guest judge on Celebrity Takes Two (A Nigerian version of ‘Dancing With The Stars’)
VICTOR EREBIFA PHULLU
Teacher, Performer, and Choreographer .
– Swing dancer in the world number one broadway show “THE LION KING MUSICAL” . MADRID.
– Ambassador at “Che21 fashion” , Dance and fitness model In Madrid Spain.
With his unique style of dancing, Peter James has been selected to perform on different stages and worked with several professional companies, producers, choreographers, including TV commercials, and broadway theaters in West Africa, Europe and Asia. He is also vastly trained in these renowned dance schools in Europe and in the US.
• Alvin Ailey American dance theater
• Studio Hart Point . Paris
• Georges Momboy dance center . Paris
Peter believes body language is limitless. Come prepared to improve and explore the limitless of your body in movement.
BRYAN “SUPERSUN” PETERS
She is the founder of Smart Money Africa which is a personal finance platform tailored to the African millennial. She is also the author of a book called The Smart Money Woman: An African Girl’s Journey to Financial Freedom.
When she is not dealing with her finance platform she serves as an independent director on the boards of House of Tara, the Nigeria Higher Education Foundation, and Partnership Investment Plc. She is an associate member of WIMBIZ (Women in Management Business and Public Service) and has served on the planning committee since 2015.
With an MSc in Economic Development graduate from University College London and a BSc in Business and Management from Aston Business School in the UK, Ugwu is a phenomenal woman with a drive that has put her in a dominating position in the financial scene in Nigeria and Africa at large.
NAS & SMACK
One of the leaders in the krump community Nigeria.
Winner of the preselection international illest battle Krump Senegal.
Featured on the The first ever Dance movie in Nigeria (TDMP)
One of the Pioneers of the AfroBUCK movement
The leader and the founder of the Bullys krump Fam
First runner-up in the FCDKRUMP WORLD ONLINE TOURNAMENT @fcdkrump @international_illest_battle 2019.
World nomination for KRUMP video of the year 2019, KRUMP revelation of the year 2019.
Been Krumping for more than 7years now. One of the Major Pioneer of the KRUMP STYLE #AFROBUCK and also a pioneer of the Nigerian KRUMP movement.
She was born and raised in Poland. She begin to dance at the age of 10. She begin her career in both styles; International Latin and Standard. She has achieved many titles in her early age, with several different partners.
Izabella started dancing with her now husband Thomas Lewandowski 23 years ago, and have decided to continue her training and competitive career in International Latin Style. In 2000 they moved to the U.S. and began their professional career together. Thomas and Izabella have traveled the world competing, performing shows and teaching. In 2011, while living in Los Angeles, they have decided to retire from competitive dancing, and have now focused their passionate love for dancing on their studio, teaching and mentoring others, performing and judging competitions.
– Classical dance teacher and classical floor barre
– Representative of Maison Béjart (Brussels)
– Doctoral student in philosophy of art
Emmanuelle Klein was trained at the Atelier Rudra school of Maurice Béjart, where she practices classical dance, modern dance (Martha Graham style), Indian dance, percussion, singing, kendo, theater. She then joined the Béjart Ballet Lausanne with which she danced in particular Le Sacre du Printemps …
She then danced in New York with Gelsey Kirkland of the New York City Ballet.
She now teaches classical dance and classical floor barre and continues her career as a performer in Paris. She works with “neoclassical” companies like Karma Dance Project and contemporary choreographers like Larrio Ekson. She also works as a Sophrologist. She also gives sophrology training at the IFHS. She works at the University of Paris 1 Sorbonne where she will defend her thesis on “dance and thought in the work of Maurice Béjart”.
Chiamaka Immaculata Oragwu is the Founder and CEO of Green Essence Healthy Lifestyle, a wellness center whose sole focus is to help clients achieve optimum wellness, as well as prevent, manage and reverse lifestyle diseases, using cold-pressed juices and a variety of all-natural wellness solutions thereby reducing the dependence on drugs or supplements.
Green Essence has recorded several successes in healing clients and received testimonials from clients who got cured of serious medical conditions such as Gallstones, kidney stone and Retina growth.Gallstones, kidney stone and Retina growth.
Prior to founding Green Essence Healthy Lifestyle, Chiamaka was an Accountant with many years worth of knowledge acquisition, a decade of working in leading organizations in the investment banking and treasury sector. She holds a bachelor’s degree in Accounting from the University of Port Harcourt and an MBA from the University of Port Harcourt Business School.
Chiamaka has held several leadership positions amongst which are; Vice President, Professional Women’s Network (PWN), Junior Chamber International, University of Port Harcourt Chapter amongst others.
She is a member of several professional associations including the Nigerian Institute of Management (Chartered), Women in Business & Public Sector (WIMBIZ),Professional Women in Business (PWN). She has been recognized with awards from Junior Chamber International (JCI), etc.
Chiamaka is very filugent in all she does thus even when not hard at work, she enjoys playing Chess which she once played professionally for both University of Port Harcourt and Delta State, and won a Chess Gold medal at the Nigeria National Sports Festival.
She also loves traveling, reading and networking.
DR. FOLAKEMI COLE-ADEIFE
Dr. Folakemi Cole-Adeife is a multi talented physician with over 14 years experience.
She is a consultant physician and dermatologist at the Lagos State University Teaching Hospital and a few private hospitals in Lagos. She is an active researcher in her field – dermatology and skin health.
Folakemi is also a wellness expert, a trained dance fitness instructor, dancer, dance minister, performer and choreographer and a life time member of Spirit of David Gospel dance club and the Society for the Performing Arts in Nigeria (SPAN).
She is the founder of Ayuna group, a social enterprise that promotes health and wellbeing using the creative arts and technology. Ayuna has worked with several event companies, government parastatals, NGOs, and FBOs to enlighten people about health and society using entertainment and the creative arts.
Esta Richards, also known as StaRichards is a Creative entrepreneur and Lifestyle Fitness coach and Consultant with over 5years of leadership and management experience in the Health and Fitness industry and over 16 years in the creative space.
Esta is the founder of AINESIS: A platform that focuses on Dancers health, contributing to the future of dance ; the dancer and the global dance community.
Esta sees Dance as a powerful tool that can change the world; break barriers and create sociocultural experiences, bond families, promote health and fitness,amongst others.
She is passionately committed to improving the quality of life for young creatives as well as bridging the gap in the health sector in Nigeria.
A Dancer turned Lifestyle fitness coach and Consultant, Esta is driven by the mission of helping women and professionals simplify fitness, healthy living, save time and manage stress through her signature lifestyle management programs. She also uses dance to improve the lifestyle and well-being of the women and professionals in her community,
She recently took keen interest in the wellbeing of creatives and is focused on helping them be the best version of themselves and lead healthy lives.
Esta holds a degree in Environmental Protection and Resource Management and is currently pursuing the OPEX Coaching Certificate Program (CCP), a high valued international fitness coaching education and certification program in Scottsdale, USA.
Esta is a renowned change advocate in the dance industry, passionate about creating awareness for dancers health and lifestyle.
She is an award winning author, business coach and life mentor. She is the Founder of Gazzelle Academy, a technical and soft skill vocational centre, where she has trained over 2000 Nigerian youths. She is known as the Startup Doctor for her work in helping small businesses operate more optimally.
Muna is also fondly called the Accountability Queen and has recently launced the Frantic-to-Freedom community where she helps truth seekers, Leaders and their teams become more productive and accountable to the daily process of achieving success in work and life.
Muna has spoken on diverse international platforms such as The United Nation’s side event in New York, ASCU Conference Cambridge, The CEO Summit in Imperial College, London and The Women Economic Forum, India.
Muna sits on several boards where she contributes in driving the economic growth of her country Nigeria through entrepreneurship.
As the convener of The F2F community, she has championed and coached many individuals in pursuit of success.
Muna is currently the Senior Technical Adviser to the Honorable Minister of State for Education.
JEMIMA TALATU ANGULU
Jemima Talatu Angulu Aka Mima is a Dancer, Choreographer and Artistic Director and Founder of The Krump Dance Studios Abuja. She works as a Dance Consultant as well as producer focused on creating programs and building creative structures for organizations.
As a choreographer, she infuses her Knowledge of Hip-hop and Other Contemporary dance styles to tell stories through her productions and has worked with Various Creative artists and
Organizations such as Dike Chukwumerije, Davido, Clarence Peters, The American Embassy Nigeria, The French Institute Nigeria, The German Embassy.
Her training Background includes Nigerian Cultural dances, Ballet, Jazz, Salsa, Hip-hop, and contemporary dance. Mima is also a graduate of the ISVP program at the Broadway Dance Center New York, a Graduate of Entrepreneurial Management at The Pan Atlantic University Nigeria, A Next Level Global Alumni, and a recipient of the arts in Public space Culture program.
As a producer, her work includes Grease “the Naija mix”, For the love of hip -hop, Love and jazz, Omo Naija Expressions of the soul, texture, and Abuja the Musical. She is also the Initiator of “Creative Connect” a creative learning experience class and Krump Studio’s ‘’contemporary Dance incubator” a project for building young contemporary dancers in the city of Abuja.
For her, the krump dance studios is a place to be inspired, To Create, To train, and where dance is used as a tool to change lives.
In 1997, Segun Lawal was called to begin the first ever, gospel dance club whose primary goal would be to redefine dance, while glorifying God. Since then, he has led Spirit of David to 99 shows staged in 48 cities around the world…reaching millions with a deep and expressive style of movement, while mentoring thousands of youths to develop their God-given talents…honing their creativity to the glory of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ.
Segun is also a Fellow with the John F. Kennedy Centre for the Performing Arts, Washington D.C, a trained African Business Manager and a Chaplain with The United States Chaplain Organisation.
He is particularly distinguished as the leading authority in advanced arts management techniques and content development with over 23 years experience, raising well over 230 trained professionals operating in four continents around the world.
KAFAYAT OLUWATOYIN SHAFAU
Popularly known by her stage name, Kaffy is a Nigerian dancer, choreographer, dance instructor, fitness coach and a business entrepreneur. She is also the founder and owner of !magneto Dance Company.
She is best known for breaking the Guinness World Record for “Longest Dance Party” at the Nokia Silverbird Danceathon in 2006.