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They’re Called the Dancing Divas! CEO Dancers on D’banj’s Positive Energy & Personal Styles for Zen

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Cool, confident, have worked with the biggest names home and abroad and have dance moves that would make your jaw drop. The CEO Dancers are a dancing trio to reckon with.

Made up of Ezinne Asinugo, Soliat Bada and Nqobilé Ntshangase, these dancers have been featured in music videos for artists such as D’banj, Iyanya, Tiwa Savage, Alexandra Burke, Lil’ Kim and more; and show no signs of slowing down.

For an interview with Arinze Nwokolo (Editor of online magazine Zen), the dancers share what it’s like working with D’banj, their individual styles, thoughts on African fashion, items they can’t live without, tips for aspiring dancers and more.

Read Excerpts below;

On working with D’banj
D’banj is such a jovial and positive spirit to be around and he’s never without great positive energy. So it is always a pleasure working with an artist such as him as well as other artists we have worked with such as; Lil’ Kim, Tiwa Savage, Wizkid, Alexandra Burke, Dr. Sid, Vince Kidd and more.

It makes the job much more enjoyable and we are always pushed to give our best.

On their individual styles
Nqobilé
: I don’t necessarily have a particular ‘style’ but I love trends and enjoy dressing up and looking good. Lately I’m totally in love with my pastel hair colours, all whites socks’n’slides and Birks. My biggest inspo (insiration) right now is Nicole Ritchie.

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Soliat: I tend to lean towards the more classic styles with a slight edge. Clean lines and simple silhouette best describe my style

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Ezinne: Zara would absolutely be my favourite store to shop in and Victoria Beckham is my style inspiration as I believe she embodies great style and class.

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On their thoughts on African fashion
It is great to witness how great African fashion and the designers have evolved and been accepted and gone to influence major designers and brands such as Burberry. Also amazing how it has now become a trend amongst celebrities such as Beyoncé, Solange, Keri Washington, Keri Hilson and Rihanna.

On items they can’t live without
Our iPhones!!! and Instagram (Laughs)

Advice for aspiring dancers
Do not try to dance better that anybody else; try to dance better that yourself. meaning as an aspiring dancer, aim to constantly challenge and push yourself through dance training i.e: classes, workshops, auditions. practice coming out of your comfort zone by learning other dance styles that are alien to you in order to be versatile and stand out to book dance jobs. What many people don’t actually is that being able to book a job and get paid is actually what sets you apart as a professional dancer.

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To read the rest of the interview, visit www.zenmagazineafrica.com

Jennifer is the Beauty Editor & Style Representative of BellaNaija.com. Get in touch - Send an email to: beauty(at)bellanaija.com or style(at)bellanaija.com | Follow us on Instagram: @bellanaijabeauty OR @bellanaijastyle | Follow us on Twitter: @bellanaijastyle

9 Comments

  1. Chioma

    July 9, 2014 at 10:43 am

    Really good dancers…made me like the Kokoma song jst by d way they danced it

  2. Bright

    July 9, 2014 at 11:21 am

    This is fabulous

  3. Damilola

    July 9, 2014 at 12:54 pm

    They are gorgeous!

  4. sum1special

    July 9, 2014 at 2:39 pm

    They really dance good.

  5. @edDREAMZ

    July 9, 2014 at 2:52 pm

    a.k.a EDWIN CHINEDU AZUBUKO said…
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    Thank God for talent.. They are really gud dancers no doubt….
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    ***CURRENTLY IN JUPITER***

  6. aisha

    July 9, 2014 at 4:56 pm

    Great Dancers…Keep it up gurlz……

  7. le coco

    July 9, 2014 at 5:33 pm

    very good dancers.. they make africa soo proud.. keep it up

  8. Barbara1923

    Barbara

    July 9, 2014 at 7:32 pm

    Saw the BTS of Tiwa’s Wanted Video and found out that Ezinne did the choreography for it. That prompted me to check them out more and saw a lot of their work in other videos.
    Great work they do.

    Barbara
    barbara1923.com

  9. Gee

    July 16, 2014 at 2:02 pm

    I’m so glad I stumbled across them on Twitter a few years ago. They are such great dancers both individually and as a group! I think I have watched every video they’ve been in. You are an inspiration to dancers ( ESP African dancers) everywhere!!!

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