Kaffy, a Nigerian dancer, has urged ladies to develop the practice of dancing on a regular basis.
According to the entrepreneur, this would relieve stress and keep them fit and productive in their varied occupations.
On Saturday, Kaffy spoke at the 2023 Lagos Ladies Dancing event at the national stadium.
Jela Projects Limited co-hosted the event with Seed Rehabilitation Foundation.
According to Kaffy, the organizers hope to empower women through education and other means.
The dancer mentioned the additional benefits of physical activity like dancing.
“A wellness mind is a productive mind. Also, a full belly is productive. But you can have a full belly and still be worried or stressed. I think both should go together,” she said.
“Whatever we are doing for women, we should not forget that the stress of being a woman in Africa is enough to break a woman.
“So, my message here is to encourage women to understand that health is wealth, but the mind that carries the body is actually the vault of where productivity lies and we need to protect that space.”
Kaffy said the backbone of human living is continuous movement, and dance, as a way to move, is fun.
She argued that the body, mind, and soul benefit immensely from dancing.
“So, if the body moves, the mind cannot tell the difference between a body that is moving positively or negatively,” Kaffy said.
“Therefore, we always encourage people, even when we use dance as therapy, no matter your negative condition, when you get up and dance, you can never return angry or sad.
“Dance melts that sadness, tension and also, your physiology: cardiovascular system, digestive system, muscular system. every part of your body is benefitting from dance.
“So, when I talk about being an advocate for dance, it is not only for entertainment but for human excellence; we need to move in order to live.”