Kim Ihekwoaba

Kim Ihekwoaba

Kimberly Ihekwoaba was born in Nigeria. She started dancing at the age of eight casually for school and church performances. During those times, she was introduced to dance styles, Hip-hop and Afrobeats. In 2007, Ihekwoaba migrated to the United States, she was introduced to the Spanish language. Her interest in the culture exposed her to dance styles in Salsa, Bachata, and Rueda.  Shortly after, Ihekwoaba moved to Edmonton, AB. She trained in Modern Contemporary Dance and Hip-Hop. Ihekwoaba performed with Adje Performers; partaking in traditional African dance and drumming. During her post-secondary education, Ihekwoaba collaborated with other students in dance performance primarily for a fundraising event. With the new-found interest, performances grew to various stages across the city. Dance styles involved routines in Hip-Hop, Dancehall, Afrobeats and Step Dance. In 2016, Ihekwoaba moved to Calgary, AB. She began understudies at Dance Spectrum Inc. Dance Studio and shadowed a hip-hop instructor. Shortly after viewing the Unity performance hosted by Woezo Africa, Kimberly was determined to return to Afrobeats. Joining Woezo Africa meant using a platform to entertain and educate people on the rich culture within Africa. She hopes to use dance to deliver beauty and tell a different story about the African continent.