Popular Nigerian dance queen, Kafayat Shafau, better known as Kaffy has disclosed in a recent interview that people are usually shocked when they discover her ability to speak fluently in English language.
Kaffy who is also a choreographer, dance instructor, and fitness coach made the disclosure during a recent Instagram live chat.
She said: “When I started out as a dancer, I always spoke fluently and because I spoke fluently, that made an impression on those I was talking to. People were shocked that I could speak fluently. I don’t have what it takes to make someone ‘blow’; I can only impart knowledge and try to help you when you ask for it.”
Kaffy also stated that in order to make it in her line of profession, people had to pay the price, noting that this makes some people misconstrue her toughness during training.
“Some dancers will come and expect me to pat them on the back. I am not going to pat you on the back because life will not pat you on the back. I will (only) pat you when it is necessary and correct you when it is needed. Sometimes, people confuse your toughness for hatred. I don’t have the capacity to hate.
“If you come to me saying you want to learn how I got to where I am, I would show you the way life showed it to me. My rehearsals are my motivational speaking sessions. Anytime we rehearse, I speak to my dancers. I do it for them to understand my direction and mindset,” she said.