KAFFY Foundation, Stakeholders raise hope of healthcare deal for Nigerian dancers

KAFFY Foundation, Stakeholders raise hope of healthcare deal for Nigerian dancers

Worried by the spate of health challenges leading to loss of lives among Nigerian dancers, stakeholders in the industry converged to proffer a sustainable healthcare deal at a two-day virtual conference tagged Dance2 Health initiative.


The strategic leadership summit was put together by Kreative Arts Foundation For Youths (KAFFY Foundation), an NGO founded by renowned dancer, Kafayat Shafau-Ameh also known as Kaffy in collaboration with other relevant individual stakeholders.


In attendance were critical stakeholders within the performing arts ecosystem comprising healthcare providers, health management organizations, life coaches, dance group leaders and dance artistes among others. Among industry eggheads in the virtual gathering was Engr. Adeoye Fadeyibi, MD/CEO of EKDC, Mr. Yinka Lawson, activist, Dr. Mario Adelaja, The Lead Business/Brand Developer and Strategist for Arrive Alive Diagnostics and Dr. Samuel Iwua, a Relationship Coach.


Leaders of thought in the dance industry in attendance include Seun Awobajo, Footprint of David, Omolade Dalmas, Ajowa Dance, Francis Adeshina, Readland and Ukalina Opuwari, Society for the Performing Arts (SPAN) among others. Hailed as first of its kind gathering, the conference was birth in response to growing concerns about health challenges faced by members of its performing art community of dancers.