Naomi Campbell is known for her amazing modelling skills but also her commitment to worthy causes and children in particular. Earlier in the year, the Dream Catchers went viral with their mesmerising dance skills and were re-posted by celebrities all over the world including Rihanna. Naomi Campbell and Imaaan Hammam decided to pay the magical Dream Catchers dancers a special visit.
Dream Catchers shot to fame with a video of them dancing in a disused school bus. Dream Catchers, which is made up of 10 children, seven girls and three boys have been dancing together since November 2014.
According to their social media bio, they are street kids from Ikorodu.
“Dance puts us in school and off the streets,” it says. The kids and their 26-year-old instructor, Seyi Oluyole, were recently nominated for the Best Creative Social Enterprise Award via African Creative Exhibition and Awards.
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A post on the Dream Catchers Instagram page shows the gratitude the kids have for Oluyole, the force behind the group:
“You see all our smiles and dance videos, there is someone behind it all. There is a special person who took us off the street and takes care of us. She feeds us, sends us to school, buys us clothes and takes care of us even when we are sick. She is Aunty Seyi.”
After being celebrated by popular American and British celebrities, they are now being featured on a mini-documentary on BBC.
Rihanna shared their dance video in admiration of the young talents as she celebrated a new milestone in her career, being the first female artist to cross 2 billion worldwide streams on Apple Music.
The Dream Catchers have gone further to catch the attention of top American entertainers like Diddy and Rihanna while supermodel Naomi Campbell has also featured them on her Instagram page.
The dance troupe, based in Ikorodu, aims to take young children off the streets and uses dance as a medium to keep the occupied, engaged and most importantly, safe.
Naomi thanked the Dream Catchers for gracing her with their presence in this heartwarming and humble post. The children couldn’t let Naomi leave without performing for her and she posted this cute video on her Instagram for all to see.