DancegodLloyd is known by birth as Laud Anor Konadu. The prolific dancer hails from Kibi a suburb in the Eastern region of Ghan. He is a resident of one of the well-known cities in Accra called Ashaiman, where he lives with his family.
DancegodLlyod was born on 25th May 1992. He attended Solidarity Primary and Junior High School for his elementary education, Presbyterian boys Senior High School (PRESEC) for high school. At PRESEC, DancegodLloyd was very popular for his exceptional dance moves, and during that time “breakdance” was the norm and there were very few teenagers who could dance it so well. It was one dance victory after the other for him. He won inter-school dance competitions, dance battles and performed at high school events. He was popular among his peers both in PRESEC and beyond.
After Senior High School, things did not turn out the way the young lad wanted it to be but was hopeful for the future.
The young vibrant and confident dancer started losing interest in dance. There seemed to be no future for him as a dancer, saying the popular careers were not arts and that the only successful art career was him doing music instead. As he would say in his own words “I was lost in the game”.
However, as the years went by, people started to appreciate dance. Gradually, DancegodLloyd was more convinced that dance was his passion. In 2014, he decided to pursue his passion. He auditioned to cast in a dance movie, but that wasn’t successful.
Around that same time, he linked up with some of his old dancer friends. It appeared as though he was late in life.
He joined two dancers Mr. Drew now a highly rated music star in Ghana and Mr. Shawtyme who already had a dance group called Gentlemen. Lloyd then later left the Gentlemen dance group to form his own dance group called NWA (Niggaz with Attitude). He was in the group with 2 other friends by name Afrobeast and Benny.
The early stages of building his career were one of his most difficult moments in life. He had to do dance performances for free, stay late nights for music video shoots, and sleep at bus stations due to lack of money. He was literally taken for a ride by some industry players but that did not stop him from pursuing his ambitions.
During this phase, his parents were frustrated and angry at him because it looked like he had no future. It was him against the world. He met a guy by name Quables, now his manager, who was also an alumnus of PRESEC.
They started to talk about building a brand for the future to project an agenda for the youth, that Dance is also a lucrative art that can pay you well. Gradually things started to turn around and his career blew up when he featured in Patoranking’s “Available” music video after he participated in his dance challenge and won. His challenge video got tens of thousands of views and soon afterward every other video he posted got a lot of views too.
He danced on stages for Mr. Eazi and Kingpromise at Ghana meets Naija, then he went ahead to do challenges for artistes and that was when it all started to blossom. It was one dance challenge after the other, video shoots after the other for both local and international artists. Gradually, DancegodLLoyd grew his influence both online and offline.
His social media presence or following increased from over 1000 to 100,000 in just a few months to his realization.
In 2018, He was interviewed by BBC Africa to talk about his contribution to changing the dance narrative, especially Afrobeat. DancegodLloyd then went on to performed on one of the biggest events staged in Dubai- the One Africa fest. The young and vibrant dancer has featured in over 100 music videos and still counting.
His videos online have been reposted by influential pages online like that of The shade room, NWE worldwide, Chop daily, etc.
Together with his manager Quables and colleague dancer, Afrobeast, DancegodLloyd co-founded the Dance with a Purpose (DWP) Academy, to also teach young and talented youths who are interested in dancing. DWP has since become the biggest and most organized dance academy in Ghana with over 200 members.
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In the beginning of his dance career, he wanted to give up the dance and venture into music but that did not materialize, so since music and dance go hand in hand, he thought it wise that why wouldn’t he now explore the music industry as well?
With the help of his friends Kwamz&Flava, Sister Deborah, and Articlewan, he was able to successfully enter the music industry, where he released his first song in 2019 titled Agbelemi which is available on all digital music platforms.
DancegodLloyd’s influence on social media is indeed remarkable with over 781k followers on Instagram alone, 30k Twitter followers, and over 127k on his Facebook page.
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