EFFIONG ETIEFE is a vibrant young man who discovered the ability in his talent and decided to put it to use thereby creating smiles on peoples’ faces. There were lots of hurdles while on the journey but what tested his strength in being called a MAN was the ability to build on it. An exciting part of his feature was having a rip-off while doing what he does best….. Please read and enjoy this story with EM’S DAMILOLA SHOTE
EM: CAN WE MEET YOU PLEASE?
FYOUNG: My name is EFFIONG. My dance name is FYOUNG. I am a dance artist. I help people keep fit or be happy and fulfilled in life via dancing.
EM: HOW DID YOU COME ABOUT DANCE?
FYOUNG: I started when I saw a movie 12 years back named “You Got Served”
EM: MOST PARENTS EXPECT THEIR CHILDREN TO HAVE PROFESSIONAL CAREERS AFTER GOING TO THE HIGHER INSTITUTION; DID YOU HAVE ANY HINDRANCE FROM FAMILY AND FRIENDS ABOUT DANCING?
FYOUNG: So many hindrances. I saw my friends travelling to Las Vegas. I was supposed to be part of them, but exams and all the likes hindered me. Just keep focus and continue. YOUR TIME IS THE BEST TIME.
EM: HOW DID YOU FACE IT?
FYOUNG: I faced it by constantly having a picture in my mind, where I will want to be. I don’t listen to talks or discouragement.. I only hear and dump.
EM: HOW LONG HAVE YOU BEEN IN THE INDUSTRY FOR?
FYOUNG: Since 2005
EM: WHAT BROUGHT YOU TO LIME LITE?
FYOUNG: I am a star that shines from light years before now. I am only becoming noticed by the new kind of telescope made to see distant stars. I HOPE YOU UNDERSTAND MY DEEP WORDS?
EM: SO FAR, WHAT HAS BEEN THE MOST REWARDING PART OF YOUR CAREER?
FYOUNG: I trained DGL staff for a competition in Cameroon on chair lead, they won. That gave me a vibration that I could do more. ‘Focus and continue’ is my first sight.
EM: WHAT HAS BEEN THE MOST EMBARRASSING PART OF YOUR CAREER?
FYOUNG: I was on stage doing my thing alone and my trouser tore open. I wasn’t aware. People screamed and in my mind I was like “that scream is for me”. I wasn’t wearing pant or boxer. You know the next story. (LoL)
EM: ASIDES DANCING, WHAT OTHER THINGS DO YOU DO?
FYOUNG: Aside dancing, I do and know make up and makeovers very well. I am good at voice over. I know how to use my hands to massage a lady to sleep. I am a peoples’ person.
EM: IN THE NEXT 5 YEARS, WHERE DO YOU SEE YOUR BRAND?
FYOUNG: In the next 5 years, I see my brand ”DANCE WITH FYOUNG” in different cities being a sight to come shake off. UK, USA, AFRICA but Nigeria will know and see me first.
EM: WHO/WHAT INSPIRES YOU?
FYOUNG: God inspires me. He selects the songs I dance to.
EM: HOW WOULD YOU DEFINE YOUR STYLE?
FYOUNG: My style represents MEEKNESS, QUIETNESS.
EM: DO YOU HAVE ANY REGRETS WITH YOUR DECISIONS SO FAR?
FYOUNG: No regrets. I only cry because my mum did not live to see me become what she felt won’t work. I wanted her to see it will work.
EM: WHAT ADVICE WILL YOU GIVE TO YOUTHS ASPIRING TO BUILD A CAREER IN DANCING?
FYOUNG: Stay focus, learn, create, master. LEARN AGAIN.