How This Nigerian Dance Group Caught the Attention of Rihanna and Other Celebs

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A small dance group from Ikorodu, Nigeria that was assembled to keep children off the streets finally got recognized. Rihanna along with other celebs change their lives in a major way by just reposting one of their dances on Instagram.

The Dream Catchers was assembled by Seyi Oluyole who wanted to give the kids that lived in the slums a safe place to stay and learn to dance. The ambitious 26-year-old said, “As a teenager, I had slept on the road a couple of times due to some financial issues my family was going through.”

The dance group has been posting dance videos on Instagram for sometime before being seen by stars. Oluyole said, “we’ve tagged (posts) and tried to get the attention of so many people, it never worked. But this one just happened.” The amount of attention changed when they were finally seen by Rihanna.

The singer reposted one of their videos when she was expressing how happy she was about being the most streamed female artist of all time on Apple music. The caption said “when I found out that I was the first female artist to cross 2 billion worldwide streams on Apple Music! God is too lit!!!!”

After Rihanna, icon Naomi Campbell posted the same video with the caption, “Dancing QUEENS @dreamcatchersda to DJ SPINALL &WIZKID can’t wait to meet you in person 🔥🔥🔥😍😍😍😍😍💓💓🇳🇬 @thisisshorty88.” They thanked her and she posted it with the caption, “Bless. You Angels @dreamcatchersda thank you ♥♥🙏🏾🇳🇬 #Nigeria.”

Bless. You Angels @dreamcatchersda thank you ♥️♥️🙏🏾🇳🇬 #Nigeria

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Diddy then posted one of the dance group’s videos with caption, “MOOD ALL WEEKEND @dreamcatchersda

MOOD ALL WEEKEND @dreamcatchersda

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