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Nigerian Dancer, Kaffy Bags Honorary Doctorate In The Business Of Dance In Africa



Nigerian dancer and fitness coach, Kafayat Oluwatoyin Shafau, better known as Kaffy, has bagged an honorary doctorate as a ‘pioneer in the business of dance in Africa.

Kaffy revealed this in a series of posts on her Instagram account on Tuesday, November 10, saying that she dedicate it to the entire dance industry.

Reflecting back to how she was told that she can never amount to anything with dance, the dance coach said she has now broken the Guinness book of world records 18 years after with her dancing career. Kaffy encouraged everyone with little beginnings out there to stick while their dreams come through as they have wanted.

Naija News understands that the doctorate award was awarded to Kaffy by the Escae Benin University.

Read Kaffy’s testimonies below as she celebrates herself on Instagram.

“I’m humbled to be decorated this afternoon by Escae Benin University with Honorary Doctorate in recognition as a ‘pioneer in the business of dance in Africa’.

This award is not just for me but for an institution. That institution is the dance industry.

I dedicate this award to every Dancer, Make-Up artiste, Barber, Cobler, Generator boy, painter, Tailor, plumber, graphics artiste, cameramen, journalist, and everyone that can dare to dream.”

“This moment right here brought tears to my eyes as I reflected and had my life do a major replay of all the struggles, pain and negative perceptions I have had to overcome to see this day.”

“As a child, I looked through the Guinness book of world records and 18 years later I broke a Guinness world record. As a teenager, I pictured my face on billboards and on tv and I saw it happen, I lived it.”

“I watch Movies and motivational speeches done in the honorary gown of a doctorate honour and here I am honoured with the least likely career choice.”

“I have heard so many doubts that through dance I can amount to nothing not to talk of being celebrated or honoured on this level In fact on many levels.”

“I am here surrounded by Academics honoring me not for a certificate but for the application of every ounce of knowledge I have acquired in life both in school and on the street. DREAM BELIEVE DARE DO – DR KAFFY ( ALÁJÒÓTÀ)”

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