Award-winning dancer, Kafayat Shafau-Ameh aka Kaffy, has bagged a doctorate degree from the ESCAE Benin university in the Republic of Benin.
Kaffy was honored with the degree at a ceremony that held today November 10. Posting photos from the ceremony on her IG page, Kaffy wrote
”I’m humbled to be decorated this afternoon by Escae Benin University with Honorary Doctorate in recognition as a ‘pioneer in the business of dance in Africa’.
This award is not just for me but for an institution. That institution is the dance industry.
I dedicate this award to every Dancer, Make-Up artiste, Barber, Cobler, Generator boy, painter ,Tailor , plumber , graphics artiste , cameramen, journalist , and everyone that can dare to dream.
This moment right here brought tears to my eyes as I reflected and had my life do a major replay of all the struggles , pain and negative perceptions I have had to overcome to see this day .
As a child I looked through the Guiness book of world records and 18 years later I broke a Guiness world record
As a teenager I pictured my face on bill boards and on tv and I saw it happen , I lived it .
I watch Movies and motivational speeches done in the honorary gown of a doctorate honor and here I am honored with the least likely career choice .
I have heard so many doubts that through dance I can amount to nothing not to talk of being celebrated or honored on this level Infact on many levels .
I am here surrounded by Academics honoring me not for a certificate but for the application of every ounce of knowledge I have acquired in life both in school and on the street.
DREAM BELIEVE DARE DO
– DR KAFFY ( ALÁJÒÓTÀ)”