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Dancers don’t get recognition, only few are well paid – Seun Pizzle

Talented Nigerian dancer, Seun Pizzle has said dancers in the entertainment industry do not get recognition for their contribution making

Talented Nigerian dancer, Seun Pizzle has said dancers in the entertainment industry do not get recognition for their contribution making the industry blossom into a success story.

Seun Pizzle


The entertainer christened Ogunfuwa Oluwaseun Abiodun, noted that in the industry only a few dancers get well paid, pointing out that this has to do with the amount of followers dancers have on social media platforms.

“I can categorically tell you that in the
entertainment industry, dancers are the least paid,” he said.

Seun Pizzle, who talked about the problems dancers face in Nigeria, identified low remuneration as the major one.

“Clients believe that what we do is not a big deal, some even go as far as telling you that why should they pay you much for exercising your body,” he said.

He said to correct some of these misperceptions and work for dancers in the industry to get the recognition they deserve, there should be a standard organisation for dancers that can regulate prices for jobs.

This is in addition to an award ceremony for dancers annually, to recognise these entertainers. “I think this will really give dancers the respect they deserve.”

On why he become a dancer, the artist said dancing saves him from unnecessary stress in any situation he gets himself into, either good or bad.

“I find myself moving with any beat even if there is no one playing song around. I had no choice but to make it a profession. So I can say dancing is a relief for me.”

Seun Pizzle, who has been a professional dancer for six years, has worked with top artists such as Burna Boy, Zlatan, Naira Marley and Cblak. He revealed that if he were to stop dancing, he will prefer fashion designing.