HOW SEYI OLUYOLE REWARDS DISADVANTAGED CHILDREN IN LAGOS FOR THEIR SCHOOLWORK BY TEACHING THEM AMAZING DANCE ROUTINES

She started a dance group -Victorious Dancer- to take kids, some of which were her mates, others a year older, out of the streets and back to school.

She’s a screenwriter for popular TV series Tinsel and Hustle. Twenty six year old Seyi is a graduate of English and Literary studies from Covenant University. She started a dance group Victorious Dancers  to take kids, some of which were her mates, others a year older, out of the streets and back to school. One year later, when star actress Omotola Jalade-Ekeinde was holding a fundraising concert in the area and Victorious Dancers were called to perform, Seyi told the kids that if they wanted to perform with the group, they’d have to go back to school,with their parents permission they agreed, and this was the beginning of Seyi’s work to getting indigent kids back to school. Majority of the kids were already living “on the streets”. Between 2008 and 2012, Seyi held outreach programs that provided these kids with school supplies.

Seyi founded the Dream Nurture Foundation, “a global relief, developmental organization committed to bringing life and hope to children in communities covered by poverty and despondency.” The organization offers children educational opportunities while bringing out the best in them and engaging them in diverse range of human activities like sports, drama, and dance among others. The Dream Catchers kids gained international recognition after they received a shoutout from pop star Rihanna, business mogul and hip hop icon Diddy, actor John Boyega, and supermodel Naomi Campbell, with Boyega and Campbell paying them a visit when they were in Nigeria has changed their fortunes for the past months.

 

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