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We Gate Crushed At Weddings For Food, Skysquad Dance Crew

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Difficult roads often lead to beautiful destinations, that’s the best statement that can be used to define Laikipia based Skysquad dance crew tumultuous journey to stardom.

Made up of 12 dancers from different dance crew’s within Nanyuki town namely Skillaz, Tallis and Gazlas. The group has overcome a myriad of hardships from   lacking house rent, costumes, food, resorting to gate crushing at weddings and parties to staging free shows in order to be offered something to eat.

Sisi kama crew tulikuwa tunakaa nyumba moja ya three thousand place inaitwa Thingithu and yet tulikuwa tunashindwa kulipa na hadi sometimes kuget food, ilikuwa inabidi tuna gate crush maharusi au sherehe tunadance bure ndio at least tupate food.Hadi tukienda ma competition za nje ya County yetu inabidi tunaomba costumes za wasee wa football ndio tuingie nazo competition,” they revealed.

They point out lack of proper support as entertainment stakeholders in the town are yet to fully embrace dancing as a way of earning a decent living.In addition, traveling for gigs and competitions has been a tall order due to lack of facilitation fees, they’ve had to take up menial jobs at construction sites to boost their earnings.

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Unapata ukienda hizo competition ni za one week hatuna place ya kulala, food na transport inabidi tunatafuta at least mjengo ndio tufanye,” they added.

Ranked Top In Nanyuki

Formed in April 2017, they have proved to be a force to reckon with by being ranked top in the vast Laikipia County.With an aim of pulling out youths from drug and substance abuse, they have featured in several dance competitions and cultural events namely Laikipia Award, Cultural festival, Ikumbi Ria Withii(Inooro TV), I can dance (KTN TV ), East Africa Got Talent (Citizen TV) among others.

In the world of dance, they mention Kenyan FBI Dancers as their roll models.They currently run a dance studio from where they train and offer guidance to upcoming dancers.They hope to turn the venture into a fully fledged dance academy that will go as far as empowering street kids.

For interaction and bookings, follow them on social media platforms Instagram Skysquad dance crew, Facebook page Skysquad dance family and YouTube Skysquad dancers.

By Steve Osaka

VIDEO OF THE DAY; https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8CSEdtp3Hb8

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