A-Star, a Ghanaian-born British musician, wrote the song Kupe Dance. However, Incredible Zigi is credited with inventing the KUPE dance moves. Let’s talk about the full biography and net worth of Amofa Michael.
Wikipedia Profile & Background
|Date of Birth:
|October 17, 1994
|28 years old @ 2022
|Eastern Region of Ghana
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Incredible Zigi Biography
Amofa Michael (born October 17, 1994), better known as Incredible Zigi, is a Ghanaian dancer and choreographer. Michael began dancing professionally on the streets of Accra in 2003. He is one of the most famous dancers in Africa right now. He is an expert in afro dance and hip hop.
He is one of the most important people in dance who has had a big, positive effect on young people. “Dance is the poetry of the foot,” says Zigi. Armed with this definition, he has danced his whole life, but for the past 15 years, he has done it to make money on the streets of Accra.
How Old Is Incredible Zigi – Age
The dancer, Zigi was born on October 17, 1994. He is currently at the age of 28 years old. His former dance group was; swap geez, 2tyt crew, Pipeline dance Crew, one spirit crew, Gbeke theory dance cliq and gentlemen dance crew.
Where Is Incredible Zigi From – State of Origin
Amofa Michael is Ghanaian National, he hails from the Eastern Region of Ghana. Zigi was born in Accra, Ghana. The Eastern Region is located in south Ghana and is one of the sixteen administrative regions of Ghana.
Parents – Father & Mother
He haven’t said anything about his parents and family ever since he became popular. Michael Amofa is the founder of Afro Zigi Movement and a choreographer on the international Afro circuit. He is known as Incredible Zigi in the dance world.
Girlfriend – Wife
The owner of Afro Zigi has a girlfriend, but decide to hide her from the social media. Zigi travels a lot as a choreographer and dance teacher. He teaches dance workshops in Ghana, Russia, the UK, Nigeria, and Rwanda, among other places.
His career began with the assistance of his brother, who allowed him to travel and participate in dance workshops. He is credited with inventing the PILOLO and KUPE dance steps as Afrobeats/Azonto elements.
These dance steps have been incorporated into the choreography of musicians such as Janet Jackson, who has performed them on tour and in videos. Visual Concepts, the game developers, included the KUPE dance in NBA 2K20. Michael is well-known for his social media dance challenges.
Dances Made By Incredible Zigi
Zigi likes to make things and is known for coming up with the popular PILOLO and KUPE DANCE STEPS, which are also parts of Afrobeats/Azonto music.
Kupe Dance Moves
A-Star, who is from Ghana but lives in the UK, wrote the song Kupe Dance. But Michael is said to be the one who came up with the KUPE dance moves.
Pilolo Dance Moves
Michael made the Pilolo dance, which became a hit in New York City when Janet Jackson did it at the end of her “Made for Now” performance on Jimmy Fallon’s “The Tonight Show.” The name Pilolo comes from a game that Ghanaian kids like to play called “hide and seek.”
Ena Dance Moves
Ena’, which in Akan means “and” in English, is a common way to join two sentences. Michael made the Ena Dance in 2019, and it quickly became popular on social media.
These dances are popular all over the world right now, and famous people like JANET JACKSON have added them to their choreographies and done them on tour and in their music videos.
Brief History of The Akan People
The Akan language, also called Twi/Fante, is a group of dialects that belong to the Central Tano branch of the Potou–Tano subfamily of the Niger–Congo family.
The Agona, Akuapem, Akwamu, Akyem, Ashanti, Bono, Fante, Kwahu, Wassa, and Ahanta are all different parts of the Akan people. All of the Akan subgroups share some cultural traits, the most important of which are tracing matrilineal descent, passing on property, and getting into high political positions.
Incredible Zigi was formally in this dancing groups; swap geez, 2tyt crew, Pipeline dance Crew, one spirit crew, Gbeke theory dance cliq, gentlemen dance crew. He now formed his own dancing group called, Afro Zigi in Accra, Ghana.
Afro Zigi Founder, Owner, CEO
Amofa Michael popularly known as Incredible Zigi is the founder, owner and also the CEO of the popular dance group, Afro Zigi. He formed the name using his dancing genre “Afro Dance” and also the last encryption after his stage name, Zigi.
His plan is to teach the boys and set them on a path so they can use their skills to make a living. Zigi wants to be able to teach and choreograph for big artists like Beyoncé and Chris Brown all over the world. He also wants to share the great dance skills and knowledge he has gained over the years.
How Incredible Zigi Became Popular
Zigi’s Instagram dance videos (@incrediblezigi) brought him a lot of attention. He made waves around the world with his dance challenges #kupechallenge #kupedancechallenge #pilolo #pilolodance, in which JANET JACKSON did the PILOLO and KUPE dance steps he created and got from the popular afrobeat song KUPE DANCE by A-star in 2018, which is currently trending WORLDWIDE.
Awards And Recognition
Incredible Zigi won the award for BEST MALE DANCER at the 2013 GH ENTERTAINMENT AWARDS, which were held at the NATIONAL THEATRE. His brother helped him dance his way to fame. He has been lucky to be able to travel all over the world to teach dance workshops that show how passionate he is about it.
Zigi has done a lot in his career as a dancer. He is the first Ghanaian dancer to be featured in several articles, including the famous GLOBAL GRIND twice.
He has also been booked in other countries, including Nigeria, Rwanda, Russia, and the United Kingdom. He has also been recognized by the BBC and has worked with organizations like the United Nations Population Fund and Girls Talk UK.
He has also worked with top-notch African Musicians and Record labels such as MAVIN RECORDS, PETERPSQUARE, DAVIDO, PATORANKING, MREAZI, STONEBWOY, SHATTAWALE, CASSPER NYOVEST and many more.
The Popular Ghanaian dancer is expected to be worth over $400k. He earns his money through dancing and live performances in occasions and lot’s more.
Zigi is well-known on social media for how fast and big his dance challenges have grown, which makes the whole world want to get up and dance. Zigi has a wide range of influence, and he is not just the people’s champion; he also deserves to be called the Dance Champion of Ghana.
His young hero’s dream is to be one of the few to introduce and perform Afrobeats dance on the famous WORLD OF DANCE platform, own dance studios all over Africa and beyond to give hope to the young people who dance on the streets to make a living.
Incrediblezigi says, “After God, dance saved his life.” He is really on a mission to re-define dance in a good way and help young people get jobs in the dance industry so that they can earn a good living from dancing in Africa.
He thinks this will keep them inspired and motivated to keep going after their dreams and great talents. Zigi knows this is a big challenge, but he thinks that with everyone’s help and support, he can reach his goal and finish his mission.
“The moment you stop inspiring, you start dying,” is a quote from him. Keep a close eye on Ghana’s own Incrediblezigi as he sets out on a journey with one goal in mind: to become the best.