Kafayat Shafau-Ameh professionally known as “Kaffy” has been honoured with a doctorate degree from the ESCAE University in Benin Republic.
The popular dancer and choreographer was honoured at a colourful ceremony held at the University.
Kaffy was honoured for being the forerunner of the dance business in Africa.
She shared pictures of her achievements alongside a lengthy note on her Instagram page.
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 Guinness book of world records and 18 years later I broke a Guinness world record
As a teenager, I pictured my face on billboards and tv and I saw it happen, I lived it.
I watch Movies and motivational speeches done in the honorary gown of a doctorate honour and here I am honoured 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 honoured on this level In fact on many levels.
I am here surrounded by Academics honouring 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)”