There is a special connection between dancers and musicians where we spend countless hours—even years—developing our craft. The dancing industry has gone through a tremendous change in the past couple of decades and this development all over the world is the main reason why dance as a career is more acceptable in Ghana, Africa today. Dance is more than just a co-curricular activity today.
I was (born May 25) in a town called Kibi in the Eastern region of Ghana and known professionally as Dancegod Lloyd. I am a Ghanaian dancer, philanthropist, dance coach and choreographer. I co-founded a dance school, DWP academy. In 2020, I performed in Beyonce's Already music video which featured Shatta Wale, See Brother by Patoranking and Shoo by Kwamz and Flava. I had my basic school education at Solidarity International School and later attended Presbyterian Boys Senior High School in Accra. In 2017, I collaborated with a few industry partners like: Afro Beast to initiate a charitable group called "Dance With Purpose Academy '' which was aimed at helping young talented dancers on the street. As a professional dancer this means I am always on the move. However, due to the current situation I spent most of my time at home. Covid, has helped me develop a stronger bond with my family. Dancing definitely runs in my family. I have been able to share many videos of my choreographed routines via Instagram for my over 1 million followers. Nowadays in modern dance, movement is key. Just move the way the music makes you feel. The great thing about dance is that everyone can find a style they like. All you have to do is feel good and move to the music. Try them all and see which ones you like! Dance, in my opinion, is considered as performing arts. Dancing also portrays a character, so acting is required. Therefore, I try to always find that balance.
What would you say was the single most influential factor in your success?
I took something my audience, followers could understand, appreciate and compared it to the immediate business issue of keeping up the hard work to stay ahead.
What advice would you give to an upcoming youth or talents locally and internationally?
Find that passion for dancing, that requires you to reflect on what you are experiencing and ask yourself this question: ‘How can dancing be therapeutic?’ Gradually with music and dance – that can change your current problems in life to a more meaningful one (letting out or letting go). And if you can do that, your ideas will really stick.