By Joy Umukoro
For Nonso Asobe Cajetan aka Don Flexx, working with P-Square as Chief Choreographer is an experince he would treasure for the rest of his life as he reveals that the experience opened doors for him to the world of entertainment.
The Imo State born dancer and graduate of Public Relations & Advertising from Lagos State University (LASU) featured prominently and choreographed Alingo and Bank Alert videos and was a Guest Judge on Dance with Peter, a reality show designed to discover dance talents in Nigeria.
“I met P-Square in 2006 after they relocated from Jos to Lagos. Their first show was Rhythm Unplugged 2006,” Don Flexx recalled going down memory lane. “They watched me perform with my Extigiate Crew at the event and they liked it. I was opportune to meet them backstage and they gave me a task to choreograph a song for them in three days but I did it in two days and they were so impressed. That was how I became part of P-Square.”
So, what is it like working with the twins? “To be sincere it is every dancer’s dream because P-Square started off as dancers and they know the lifestyle and pains dancers go through so they know how to treat you compared to other artistes. I consider myself lucky working with them because I have been all over the world and it has been an adventurous experience.”
Having traveled across the globe with P Square, Don Flex recently featured prominently in a dance movie entitled The Dance Movie Project (TDMP). He talks about the project: “TDMP is actually the first African Afrobeats dance movie. We used professional dancers and the project was huge. I was Lead Choreographer and it was produced by Alexander Ore, a friend I met on facebook.
“Lex loved the concept of P-Square’s Globacom advert featuring the popular Alingo dance and was inspired to produce a dance movie. He came to Nigeria twice but it took us two months to shoot the movie. There were no sponsors but we had loads of auditions. TDMP is now showing in cinemas. It also has a message on diabetes.”
Having carved a niche for himself, Don Flexx has a word of advice for youngsters: “Stick your heart and mind to your goal. Nobody can fit into your shoes because of the way God has inspired that vision in you. God cannot give your vision to someone else, it is left for you to grab it and focus on attaining that goal.
“Don’t listen to people trying to discourage you because they don’t know what you are aspiring for. Between achievement and failure, the key word is perseverance. If you can persevere then you can achieve so many things in life,” the act concluded.