Kafayat Oluwatoyin Shafau, leading Nigerian dancer, is extremely miffed at Nigerian artistes who disrespect dancers, case in point, David ‘Davido’ Adeleke.
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.
ENOUGH IS ENOUGH!!! 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 u are today. Dance is our widows mite to a lot of your careers . All u need to do is respect us. Even other people under you suffer ur arrogance from stylist to band men. This message is for those of you that disrespectfully disregard us dancers especially. @davidoofficial if u don't want dancers express it way before U agree to allow them dance than when u about to climb the stage u decide u don't need us again.or tell dancers not to come near u while u perform .wtf. It's not ur fault we have learnt our lesson and we thank arrogant artiste like u as this will not continue for long. Nowadays artiste take a piss. People pay a lot of money to see u come out and give a good show it requires more than u 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 the Are never tired of doing better than their last. But here most don't care only few like @peterpsquare and @rudeboypsquare @2niteflavour @tiwasavage @efya_nokturnal @iamseyishay @dareydarey even @jidenna a one man performer plans his craft for his fans. (This is to mention a few out of the few) to those who still respect our craft.