The Kaffy and Davido drama continues…
It all started two days ago when Kaffy said Davido changed his mind literally at the last minute (as 60 dancers were dressed and backstage) that he doesn’t need them at the 3 Thrones concert. She also said Davido refused to pay them for their time – click here to watch and read her side of the story.
Davido responded yesterday, saying he doesn’t know why she has an issue with him – click here to watch.
Now dancers have come out to take sides.
On Kaffy’s side is SayRah Olaniyan based in America, who said Davido nearly pulled the same stunt at One Africa Music Fest in New York.
She has danced alongside Kaffy many times – at the NEA, AFRIMMA and more. Read her account below –
RESPECT THE DANCER! At this point people need to take their time to listen and read before commenting. This entire situation about Nigerian artists disrespecting dancers is far beyond ‘DavidO’. @kaffydance used the reoccurring events of Davids disrespect as an example of how a lot of Nigerian musicians (not all) do not appreciate dancers and our contributions to their crafts ( stage, music Videos or even promo social media videos). Being that I was part of the first incident at the One Africa Music Fest ( NewYork) I know how I felt when David decided right as we were walking on stage that he no longer wanted dancers. I personally felt disrespected and felt like he had no regards for my artistry as a dancer. At this point we all were upset and had to change right in the stadium, in front of all these people. Then @kaffydance tells his manager that he’ll still have to pay the dancers because of our time wasted ( dressed and on stage) then his manager runs back to us and said ” He still wants dancers, he just didn’t want the for the first song. Tell them to get on for the next songs” Irritated and stressed we still got up there and did what we had to do. Fast forward a few weeks later, Kaffy had to pay the dancers out of her own pocket. I know this Cus I was there and I did the transfer to the dancers. Kaffy NEVER GOT PAID! While David’s manager kept telling her he’ll pay soon only for David to finally tell her that he’s NOT PAYING! Please tell me why she wouldn’t be pissed off? This is not about 3thrones (that was just him disrespecting dancers at rehearsals) this is about the never ending disrespect and underpaying of dancers in the Nigerian entertainment industry. Y’all WE NEED TO FIX THIS! Coming for Kaffy is not the issue and DavidO is not the issue. This is like a plague that needs to be flushed out of the system. I am not saying kaffy doesn’t have her faults (we all have our faults) but this is not a kaffy thing – it’s a dancer thing ?. RESPECT THE DANCER – PAY THE DANCER – ACKNOWLEDGE THE DANCER! #dancersnotbeggers #respectthedancer #SayRah #Rahnation #paythedancer #234dancetv
On the other hand, Michael Omani, a member and dancer at SPAN – Society for the Performing Art in Nigeria accused Kaffy of not taking care of dancers, not paying them and taking glory.
He denounced her title of Queen of Nigerian dance, because she does not take care of her kingdom.
“Everything Davido do to you, you deserve it.”
Watch his rant below –
Hmm… BellaNaijarians – who is lying?
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