Dance Sport Federation Seeks Nigeria Support, eyes 2024 Olympic

Dance Sport Federation Seeks Nigeria Support, eyes 2024 Olympic

Joel Ajayi

The Secretary General of the Nigeria Dance Sport Federation (NDSF) Emmanuel Oladele on Saturday sought the support of all Nigerians to help grow the dance sports in the country.

He made this appeal during the exhibition of dance sports that was full of strength at the Moshood Abiola National Stadium, Abuja.

The exhibition showcased different dances in groups and individuals, like break dance, waltz, tango, cha cha, samba, and rumba amongst others.

He expressed that, there is a huge potential for dancing sports in Nigeria if properly harnessed.

According to him, this is our second year of exhibition. We actually started in September 2015 which was our first edition. Dance is an activity but has not been seen as a sport.

“Recently, the International Olympic Committee announced dancing as a sport that will be performed live. We want to discover athletes who will do the nation proud locally and internationally.

“We are building a federation in Nigeria that will harness the dancing potentials in the youths for the growth of the country. Dancing will help Nigeria grow, and create job opportunities,” he said.

Speaking in the same vein, a board member, Ochai Ogaba said the aim is to participate in the forthcoming Olympic Games in Paris.

“Our ambition is to get what dancing deserves for the dancers to represent Nigeria. We want to get individuals that will make up teams ahead of the Olympics in 2024. It will be great that we make it to Paris,”

He stated further stated that the federation wants to discover and develop dancers that will represent Nigeria in local and international competitions.


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