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Bboy Shadez – Profile

Meet Bboy Shadez

Ibrahim Mohammad-amin(Born 20 Feb,1995)Professionally Known as Bboy Shadez is a Nigerian Dance Artist, Blogger, Artist Manager and Graphic designer.

He co-founded the crew STR3T EMPIRE which had the creators of Chicken Flavor dance style and Urban Fast Foot dance style as members
Also Founded a Dance movement which is known as PDAM (Professional Dance & Art Movement) which is aimed at educating, and grooming young dancers and also bridging the gap between dancers.

Name: Ibrahim Mohammad-amin


Born: 20 Feb, 1995

Education: Bsc in Political science

Marital Status: Single

Occupation: Dancer, Blogger, Artist Manager and Graphics designer

Year Started Dancing: 2011 – Active

Dance Career

He Ventured into dance 2011 when he was in Port Harcourt but started dancing professionally 2015 just after he came back from Lagos,

He was a member of Loveworld Creative Arts Academy (LCAA) Where he met some top dancers in the industry, which he was opportune to learn some things  From Sani Imonike (Dance Machine), that same year he traveled to South Africa for Love world arts festival.

Coming back to Port Harcourt he co-founded the crew STR3T EMPIRE which had the creators of Chicken Flavor dance style and Urban Fast Foot dance style as members.

As a team they did great and won many competitions before he then got admission into the University of Jos which he  met 3ple Dkz(Jtown All stars) a bboy crew.

He eventually became a member of the crew and still a member till date. They’ve  represented Jos in the North in Battle of the Year BOTY over the years,  he also worked with other Dancers and Founded a Dance movement which is known as PDAM (Professional Dance & Art Movement) which is aimed at educating and grooming young dancers and also bridging the gap between dancers. Despite the fact he majored as a Bboy dancer, he  trained himself In the Art of Choreography, Choreographing different genres of dance.

He took dancers from Jos to participate in the the annual Idoma international carnival which holds in Benue state.

 

Awards and Achievements?

 

  • Best power head in the North (2017)
  • Founder and CEO of Professional Dance & Arts Movement.
  • Band Leader, Jos Carnival

Outstanding Dancers and Musical Artist worked with

 

  • Sani Imonike
  • Boss DNMT
  • Picture Kodak(RIP)
  • C Fly
  • Patience Ebute
  • Falz
  • 2 Baba
  • Bboy Midnight
  • Bboy Smoke

Country Visited

  • South Africa

Dance Team

  • 3ple Dkz(Jtown All-stars)
  • PDAM
  • Flying Steps Jos
  • Str3t Empire.

Role Model

  • Adam Sevanni
  • Antony lee
  • Qudus

About His Dance Style

His kind of dance is break dance which is a basic Element of Hiphop, it originated in the 1970s in the streets of bronx, New York. Breakdancing is a form of street dance that incorporates intricate body movements, coordination, style, and aesthetics. The people who perform this style of dance are known as b-boys or b-girls.

He’s power head, which means does most of the 360 rotation movements.
He also Dance studio hiphop and Afro dance.

His plans for the dance industry in Nigeria

Bboy Shadez wants to work with dancers that can unify dance as an art on its own! Dance should be recognized as a profession that can create jobs for people In it. E.g dancers getting paid to showcase dance contents, dance bloggers and photographers making money out of it and he believes if we can get dancers or dance practitioners that can unify us via proper education we can achieve a stable dance industry.

About his Dance Projects and Choreography

He has  organized dance workshops featuring dancers from other states, he was Part of the “Making A Difference Today” (MADT Dance Project) by J-town All stars.

He was one of the choreographer in the Annual dance event BARZEL by Eagles Dance Crew and also a chief instructor and band leader in the Jos Carnival.
My choreography is a fusion of hip hop and afro which entails abstraction. I create choreography in accordance to my surrounding and mood.

About his Movement (PDAM)

His Movement takes classes at Rwang Pam Township stadium Jos. And  teaches hip hop, urban Afro, Salsa and dance aesthetics for now.

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