Dancer, Kaffy bags Honorary Doctorate degree
Kafayat Shafau-Ameh, Nigerian dancer, choreographer, and dance instructor has been conferred with an Honorary Doctorate from Escae Benin University in Benin Republic.
She was decorated this afternoon, November 10, in recognition as a ‘pioneer in the business of dance in Africa.
The 40-year-old shared the pictures of the event on her Instagram page with a caption where she revealed how emotional the moment when she was being decorated was to her, as she reflected on her life’s struggles, pain and negative perceptions she had to overcome to see this day.
She then dedicated the award to every professional who 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 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 In fact 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)”