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.
‘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.
‘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
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