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TRENDING Meet The Dream Catchers of Nigeria

Meet The Dream Catchers of Nigeria

05 04 2018 Thursday
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The influence of a celebrity on social media is great these days. And when it is for a good cause, it has a way bigger impact than expected. A dance group of children in Lagos caught the attention of pop singer Rihanna and Naomi Campbell. With the attention caught, social media is talking about these dancing children from Lagos, Nigeria.

behind the news

The mentor of a Children Dance group 'Dream Catchers' is Seyi Oliyole. She herself is a very good dancer and believes that she was born to be a dance teacher. Her small home accommodates poor children from the city. To them, she not only teaches dance but many other academic subjects too. She takes utmost care of them. A few days ago, the uploaded a dance video on a song "Nowo" by DJ Spinall and Wizkid. Rihanna on seeing the video shared on her Instagram. What followed was an instant hit. Rihanna also said the dance performance bu these girls had "brought pure joy" to many. The group also has a YouTube channel that reads, "The children are from bad homes, united and finding hope in dance and drama. These children are the future and more is to come from them." It can be easily seen that it's not all about dancing but a way for living a better life. Currently, the Dream Catchers have 8,284 subscribers on their page. Their dance video on Olamide's 'Wo' has been watched 728,000 times.

beyond the news

Did you know that Seyi Oluyole was nominated for the Best Creative Social Enterprise Award? Truly, she is a ray of hope in the city of Lagos. At the times, when the African continent is suffering through misery, people like Seyi are seeding the better future.

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