Photo: Dream Catchers)
Discover The Lagos Dance Crew Adored By Rihanna, Diddy & Naomi Campbell
Over the weekend, a clip of young Nigerian girls dancing to DJ Spinall and Wizkid's new song, "Nowo" went viral. It was shared by Rihanna, who used it to celebrate her Apple Music streaming milestone; and Naomi Campbell, who called them "dancing queens".
The girls are part of a dance group called Dream Catchers, a team of less-privileged children whose welfare — from education to shelter — are taken care of by its founder, Seyi Oluyole. She uses dance to encourage them to stay in school.
The group took to Instagram to thank Rihanna, Naomi and Diddy — who also shared a clip of the dance group over the weekend — for the publicity. "All our lives, people have looked down on us, but an acknowledgement from [Diddy] has given us hope", they said on Instagram.
Speaking about the dance crew, Rihanna said:
"I speak on behalf of the entire social media when I say you really brought pure joy to our spirits just by seeing how happy you are when you dance!"
By Daniel Orubo, published on 13/03/2018