D’Natives Afrocentric: Promoting African Culture Among Youths
In this era of globalisation and westernisation when hip hop, R‘n’B and rap are the craze for youths all over the world. With more demand for bootyshaking songs, the African traditional music is in less demand and therefore holds little attraction for the young generation of African music and dance artistes.
It is, therefore, very refreshing to see a group of young people who dare to be different in their choice of music.
D’Natives Afrocentric Cultural Group is a group to watch out for. They are not only walking a path less trodden by their peers, they are also bringing a breath of fresh air into the African traditional dance genre and hopes to return its vanishing glory.
D’Natives Afrocentric came into existence in 2010 through the love and passion for the arts of two special individuals, Mr Quincy Chukwuebuka Opara, a graduate of the University of Ilorin, who majored in linguistics and Mr Rowland Levert Minimah, a seasoned journalist, whose passion for cultural dance gave birth to the group.
The duo met in Ilorin and decided to come together to form the group. Over the years, the group has grown in leaps and bounds.
D’Native Afrocentric cultural group looks to encourage the young generation to appreciate and enjoy the rich African cultural heritage through dance.