CEO Dancers

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Dancer Soliat Bada appearing on NdaniTV in 2018

The CEO Dancers is a London-based trio of female dancers and choreographers who rose to recognition following their performance at Britain's Got Talent 2013 which saw them reach the semi-final of the competition.[1][2]

Background[edit]

Formed during their university days, the group is made up of Ezinne Asinugo, Soliat Bada and Nqobilé Ntshangase.[3][4] In 2013, the group auditioned for the seventh series of Britain's Got Talent and went on to reach the semi-final following performances that left Simon Cowell impressed,[5] thereby increasing the group's fanbase with Metro's Seamus Duff listing them at #5 on his list of "Britain’s Got Talent’s Top 10 Sexiest Acts".[6] The CEO Dancers have worked with the likes of Rihanna, Drake, Wizkid, Davido, D'Banj, Stefflon Don, Iyanya, Awilo Longomba, Tiwa Savage, P-Square among other notable acts.[7]

Artistry[edit]

Dance style[edit]

Their main style of dance originates from Africa. Individually their styles range from Street Dance, Vogueing, Contemporary to Dancehall.[8]

Influences[edit]

The group credit their major inspirations from classic artists like Fela to modern contemporary artists like Fally Ipupa.[9]

Film appearance[edit]

In 2016, Ezinne and Soliat made guest appearances in the dance film The Dance Movie Project which premiered on 23 July 2016.[10][11]

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Award ceremony Prize Result Ref
2015 2015 African Muzik Magazine Awards Best Dance Group Nominated [12]
2013 5th BEFFTA Awards[13] Won

References[edit]

  1. ^ Darvill, Josh (3 December 2013). "Britain's Got Talent 2013: CEO Dancers say the UK is their home". Telly Mix. Retrieved 9 July 2016.
  2. ^ McGarry, Lisa (1 June 2013). "Britain's Got Talent 2013: Simon Cowell brands CEO Dancers 'best dance act' at semi finals". Unreality TV. Retrieved 9 July 2016.
  3. ^ Obiuwevbi, Jennifer (9 July 2014). "They're Called the Dancing Divas! CEO Dancers on D'banj's Positive Energy & Personal Styles for Zen". BellaNaija. Retrieved 9 July 2016.
  4. ^ Nwokolo, Arinze (5 January 2014). "Nqobilé – CEO Dancers's Nqobilé Ntshangase is ready to tackle the world head on". Zen Magazine. Retrieved 9 July 2016.
  5. ^ Fitzmaurice, Sarah (20 April 2013). "'I would love to learn how to shake my booty': David Walliams wants dancing tips from CEO dancers as bottom-shaking trio impress on Britain's Got Talent". Daily Mail. Retrieved 9 July 2016.
  6. ^ Duff, Seamus (27 April 2013). "Keri Graham, The CEO Dancers, Lorna Bliss: Britain's Got Talent's top 10 sexiest acts". Metro. Retrieved 9 July 2016.
  7. ^ Owoseje, Toyin (4 March 2015). "Kanye West cracks a rare smile for CEO dancers' Nqobile Danseur". International Business Times. Retrieved 9 July 2016.
  8. ^ "Here are the CEO Dancers". Konnect Africa. 22 December 2013. Retrieved 9 July 2016.
  9. ^ "Shake-e Bum Bum: CEO Dancers Thrill On Britain's Got Talent 2013 While Dancing To Iyanya's Kukere & Dbanj's Oliver Twist (Video)". 360Nobs. 21 April 2013. Retrieved 9 July 2016.
  10. ^ ""The Dance Movie Project" is a MUST WATCH Dance Movie starring Soliat Bada, Chris Okagbue + Banky W, Toolz, Denrele Edun & More". BellaNaija. 8 July 2016. Retrieved 9 July 2016.
  11. ^ Izuzu, Chidumga (9 February 2016). ""The Dance Movie Project": Watch Lizzy Anjorin, Chris Okagbue in 'Africa's 1st afrobeat' dance movie". Pulse Nigeria. Retrieved 9 July 2016.
  12. ^ "The African Muzik Magazine Awards (AFRIMMA) 2015 is Almost Here! See the List of Nominees". 27 July 2015. Retrieved 9 July 2016.
  13. ^ http://www.beffta.com/news/?tag=beffta-uk-london