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Lil Smart Biography: Inside The Life Of The Nigerian Dancer

Idowu Smart Emmanuel, also known as Lil Smart, is a professional dancer, song composer, model, Nollywood actor, skater, comedian, music video promoter, and Instagram brand influencer of Nigerian origin. He is famous for inventing the “Tesumole” dancing move. He is also the founder of Smart Work and the CEO of Smart Feet Fashion.

Early Life & Education

Lil Smart was born on March 5, 1998, in Lagos State, which is located in southwestern Nigeria. He was born in Ifo, Abeokuta, Ogun State. Smart began skating at the age of 14 and later became interested in dance. In Lagos State, he attended primary and secondary school.


Lil Smart is a professional dancer, skater, and actor. He is known as the “reverse king” by many. He created the “Shaku Shaku,” “Zanku,” “Kupe,” “soapy,” “Tesumole,” “Mafa Mafa,” and “Leg work” reversal patterns of popular Afro-beat dance moves. He referred to himself as ‘Marlians Presidential Dancer’. He can basically reverse afro-dance steps to create a different vibe.

He rose to prominence after a dancing video he recreated of a Naira Marley song went viral, and he later appeared in a Naira Marley music video. Lil Smart has appeared in music videos and events featuring popular Nigerian singers such as Naira Marley and Davido. He is the CEO of “SmartFeet Shoe,” a footwear company, as well as a dancer.

Net Worth

According to some unverified sources, Lil Smart has an estimated net worth of $100,000. His company, performances at prominent events, and appearances as a dancer in music videos are said to be his sources of income for him.


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