Popular Nigerian dancer and record breaker, Kafayat Shafau, aka Kaffy, has stated that some people confuse her toughness for hatred.
She made this known while speaking in an Instagram live chat, stating that her toughness was mistaken by some people within the industry for hatred.
kaffy also said that some people find it absurd after they hear her speak fluently
“When I started out as a dancer, I always spoke fluently and because I spoke fluently, that made an impression on those I was talking to. People were shocked that I could speak fluently. I don’t have what it takes to make someone ‘blow’; I can only impart knowledge and try to help you when you ask for it.
“Some dancers will come and expect me to pat them on the back. I am not going to pat you on the back because life will not pat you on the back. I will (only) pat you when it is necessary and correct you when it is needed. Sometimes, people confuse your toughness for hatred. I don’t have the capacity to hate.
If you come to me saying you want to learn how I got to where I am, I would show you the way life showed it to me. My rehearsals are my motivational speaking sessions. Anytime we rehearse, I speak to my dancers. I do it for them to understand my direction and mindset.”