The age of millennials in Nigeria birthed a dance force to be reckoned with; one whose name cannot be omitted, forgotten or struck out when entertainment is mentioned.
A three-man posse, the GGB dance crew officially breathed its first on the 14th of February 2014 with its debut performance with Dr SID.
The group consists of three powerful Nigerian women– Afije Roseline Omokhoa, Odiley Emmanuella, and Efiokwu Ifeoma.
The trio crossed paths at a Clarence Peters video shoot where they fell in love with each other’s talents and made a pact that brought the GGB dance crew to life.
Exceptionally talented in the art of dancing, the three ladies were born and bred in Nigeria’s most populated city – Lagos.
From the suburbs of Edo State, Roseline Omokhoa was born on the 31st of March 1995 to the family of Mr and Mrs Omokhoa in Surulere, Lagos State. She attained her primary and secondary education in Itire Nursery and primary school and Del International College, Ijeshatedo, Surulere respectively.
In the springtime of her life, Rose unearthed her unique talent of being able to entertain and sway a crowd through reenacting life situations. By the year 2012, her abilities came to public glare in the light of the award-winning TV series – The Johnsons.
By the time she stumbled upon her soul sisters, Ifeoma and Ella, she was already a big name in the Nigerian entertainment hub.
A native of Nigeria’s ‘finger of God’ (Delta State), Efiokwu Ifeoma was born on the 4th of October 1993 in Ketu, Lagos. She attended the Abbey Junior Mixed and Infants School, Ketu, Our Lady of Apostles Secondary school, Yaba and subsequently, University of Benin Edo State.
Ifeoma’s ascension to success kick started in 2012 when she emerged 1st runner up in the Maltina dance all competitions. By 2014, she had begun mastering the game and charged out, a proud winner of the Dance Marathon’s Dance on the Move competition in 2014.
Birthed in Surulere, Lagos to Mr. and Mrs. Odiley, Emmanuella Odiley is the last piece to the puzzle of the GGB dance crew. Ella discovered her passion her dance in the teenage years of her life and quickly began to develop them into a skill. She attained her primary education at Command children’s school, Yaba. After her secondary education in Ogunlade College, Surulere, she attended the University of Lagos for her tertiary education.
As a team, the crew has worked with an array of notable Nigerian celebrities such as 2face, Psquare, Donjazzy, Wizkid, Iyanya, Banky W, Sean Tizzle, Skiibii, CDQ, Patoranking, Wandecoal, Teni, Runtown, Cynthia Morgan, Seyi Shay, Dbanj, Falz, Kizz Daniel, Yung6ix, Skales, Orezi and a host of others.
These three women after the salad days of their careers have woven an unseverable bond and have changed the narrative of dance in Nigeria. For a long time to come, we will always look back to the strength and enigma of the GGB crew, their fierce determination and their impact on dance as we know it today.