COME DANCE WITH Elizabeth Agwe ( @elizabeth_agwe )

COME DANCE WITH Elizabeth Agwe ( @elizabeth_agwe )

‘I am fearless when it comes to facing the odds to actualize my dreams. Sometimes shades thrown at me might ruffle my feathers a bit, but I always get up, dust myself up and keep going’ – Elizabeth Ugi Agwe

The music industry is not just all about artistes; there are a bunch of other professionals making things thick. Gone are the days when artistes are the only ones stealing the spotlight. Things are a bit different now. Stylists, photographers, hip-hop models and dancers are also sharing in the limelight. Let’s have a chat with one of the top hip-hop dancers in the country. You all just need to tune to your favourite music channels and I will guarantee you that before you are done watching about three music videos, you will see this lady in at least one of them. She’s that relevant.

Elizabeth Agwe / Idris Dawodu / Mystreetz Magazine

Elizabeth Agwe / Idris Dawodu / Mystreetz Magazine

‘I’m Elizabeth Ugi Agwe, from Cross River state, Obudu local government. I was born in Lagos in October 18th 1993. I’m the last of five children; I attended Sunny Bright Nursery and Primary school and had my high school at Height Achievers College. Much later I did a diploma course in desktop and data management for six months, which allowed me to get a job with LG for two years. Presently, I am in my final year studying Mass Communications at National Open University. My dance career started out in 2013. I’ve always loved dancing since I was a little girl. I used to dance in my church, Saint Mary’s Catholic Church. A big sister of mine named Cynthia who was a video vixen guided me and showed me the path to transform from a girl that just loves to dance in church into a professional dancer. Through Cynthia, I met professional dancers like kafayat Shafau a.k.a Kaffy during Calabar Carnival, and as God would have it, I started working with her.

Elizabeth Agwe / Idris Dawodu / Mystreetz Magazine

Elizabeth Agwe / Idris Dawodu / Mystreetz Magazine

‘With help from some industry friends like Cynthia, Esteem, Ifeoma, Roseline Afije, Creamy to name a few, I quickly learnt several things about this sector and with those know-how, things turned out great. I have worked with some of the best video directors and artistes. I have danced and sometimes double as a video vixen in some of the top music videos in the country. I dance at some of the best concerts like Darey’s Love Like A Movie and the Headies. For me, achieving my goal as one of the top listed dancers is a priority. I am fearless when it comes to facing the odds to actualize my dreams. Sometimes shades thrown at me might ruffle my feathers a bit, but I always get up, dust myself up and keep going. No one said it was going to be easy; all they said is never give up. Sometimes, apart from dancing, I do styling to keep body and soul alive. I love to enjoy life, love watching movies and seriously, laziness or being broke is never an option for me. I am a very interesting person but if you doubt it, you can come have a dance with me.’ – Elizabeth

Elizabeth Agwe / Idris Dawodu / Mystreetz Magazine

Elizabeth Agwe / Idris Dawodu / Mystreetz Magazine

Some of the videos she has been involved in includes: Double Wahala – Oritsefemi, You are in love – Oritsefemi, Sisi – Praiz, Jaiye Jaiye – Wizkid, Bombay – Wizkid, With Love – Lk Kuddy featuring Wizkid and Yung6ix, Yawa Dey – Burna Boy, Jealousy – Burna Boy, Raga Raga – Seyi Shay, Murder – Seyi Shay, Don’t Tell Me Nonsense – D’banj, Emergency – D’banj, Gbese – Lil Kesh, Efejoku – Lil Kesh, Shoki – Lil Kesh, Bahd Baddo Baddest – Falz, Soft Work –Falz, Story For The gods – Olamide.

Culled from the latest edition of Mystreetz Magazine, Harrysong Edition

Words by Sesan Adeniji

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