Worldwide, dancing will continue to be one of the best therapeutical activity for man thereby easing stress and this is also a form of exercise. For dancers and entertainers, it is all about taste and class as the industry has recently experienced a paradigm shift for the best.
Entertainment Manager; Abraham Ekunno of Dance Et Al Ltd is a blend of both brains and passion. Despite his father’s wish to be a doctor or an accountant (mother’s wish), he groomed himself for the past 12 years in the entertainment industry because of his passion for dancing and acting to become a success. Abraham’s passion started at a tender age, entertaining his uncle’s guests at a housewarming party but he followed his passion by starting a dance crew with his friends at the age of 16. Asides from dancing, he loves Reading, Cooking and Travelling.
Abraham Ekunno is graduate of International Relations and Personnel Management from University of Lagos and was a Member of the Zebra Team that danced alongside Kaffy for 54hrs 52mins to set a new world record at the Guinness Book of World Record Danceathon sponsored by Nokia and Silverbird amongst others. He has also worked alongside professionals like Charles Novia, DJ Jimmy Jatt, Steve Onu (YAW) on various projects including; Nigeria’s Got Talent Season 1 and 2, Nigerian Idol Season 4, Lucozade Boost Freestyle 2011, at Glo Mr/Miss Rock and Rule 2010 and Miss Global Nigeria 2010-2013.
His major fears for the industry are the unavailability of adequate finance and an unconducive environment might wreck the industry but the challenges are the fact that Clients want the best but are not ready to pay for it. Likewise dancers are not appreciated and are under-priced for their services as it is often overlooked that to give a great performance, dancers have to rehearse consistently.
Abraham takes pride in his work and when asked what made his style unique, he told africanpreneurs exclusively ‘I am me, You can’t be in my head to see my ideas and we are a team of colleagues so everyone and their ideas/contributions are important.’