‘I took to dancing to improve my mental health’ – Kaffy


Popular Nigerian professional dancer Kafayat Oluwatoyin Shafau, known by her stage name Kaffy, has disclosed that she started dancing to improve her mental health.

Kaffy made this known in her latest interview on Channels TV.

Speaking about her background, the dancer explained that, growing up with a single parent, she found solace in dancing.

She said she later advanced her dancing skills into a fitness awareness exercise at the Lagos State National Stadium to “give people life.”

According to her: “Before I even thought of dancing as a profession, I always saw it as something to help me with my mental health.


“And growing up in that average Nigerian household, you have divorced parenting. You are trying to navigate through life as a young teenager. Dancing was the art form in which I found solace. I used it as an escape to somewhere I could become something.

“And when I related with others in the social environment, I found out that people needed some escape. I started exploring that at the national stadium until I found the entertainment space.”

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