With the world watching, dance troupe ‘Diversity‘ clinched the Britain’s Got Talent title from hot favourite Susan Boyle this weekend. What has this got to do with us you ask? Well, its time for us to start claiming! The 11-member troupe was led by lead dancer and choreographer British-Nigerian Ashely Banjo, his brother Jordan Banjo is also a member while Nigerian-Born Ike Ezekwugo is the final Nigerian link in the troupe. While Ike was born in Nigeria and migrated to the UK, Ashley and Jordan are children of Nigerian, Funso Banjo, a former boxer and now a successful businessman and his British wife, Danielle – a former dancer with the Royal Ballet. The troupe performed an energetic and captivating routine that thrilled the crowd and wowed viewers. The British press is already enamored with the young dancers as they are being championed as positive role models for Black Youth in the UK. According to Ashley, ‘My education matters to me…As far back as I can remember, my parents drummed into me the importance of doing well at school. I’m not going to be spinning on my head when I’m 50, but as a qualified scientist I can always earn a living’. Ashley is currently studying Natural Science at Queen Mary University, Jordan is studying for his GCSEs and is already predicted top results while Ike will graduate with his Human Resource qualification soon.
Check out Diversity’s performance at the Britain’s Got Talent Finale below. Wishing them all the best! They truly deserve the £100,000 cash prize and performance in front of the Queen at the Royal Variety Performance in November.