Beyoncé and Shatta Wale's Already video: Meet Papi Ojo the lead dancer
July. 31, 2020
Beyoncé has finally released the much-anticipated music video of her Already song Ghana's Dancehall star Shatta Wale .
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Following the release of the video, there have been massive congratulations pouring in for Shatta Wale .
But Shatta Wale was not the only Ghanaian or African who shared in this big achievement of putting the country and Africa on the global map.
Popular Ghanaian dancer, Dancegod Lloyd and his Dance With Purpose (DWP) Academy also made Ghana proud by featuring in the video . And so did Papi Ojo, who was the lead dancer in the video.
While Papi Ojo is a Nigerian by birth, he has connections to Ghana in the sense that his dance partner with whom he forms Africa's Very Own (AVO) dance group is a Ghanaian called Ghana Boi.
In the Already video, Papi Ojo happens to be the dancer who appears the most and is always seen dancing with Beyoncé.
So who is Papi Ojo?
Checks by YEN.com.gh indicate that Papi was born as Stephen Ojo and raised in the city of Lagos in Nigeria.
In an interview in with One Tribe Magazine in 2019, Papi Ojo indicated that he has always been good at dancing but only took it seriously in 2014 when he formed the AVO group with dance partners; Caleb a.k.a Ghana Boii and his older brother Emmanuel a.k.a Sedo who passed away in 2016.
Papi Ojo was part of the music video for Spirit soundtrack Beyoncé did for the Lion King movie. He has also performed with Rihanna at the 2018 Grammy awards and worked with Janet Jackson on the music video for her Made for Now. His other dance credits include works with Chris Brown, Wizkid, Davido, Kizz Daniel and as of yesterday, Big Sean at the VMAs.
Apart from dancing, Pai Ojo has also ventured into singing and has released some songs including Awelewa , Loving You, and Carry Go .
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Shatta Wale has shown appreciation to Beyoncé for featuring him in her album.
The Taking Over hitmaker took to his social media handles to post a photo of himself and the American singer and expressed his thanks for giving him a chance to showcase his talent.
The Already music video by Beyoncé and Shatta Wale comes more than one year after the song was released by the American singer.
As reported by YEN.com.gh at the time, Beyoncé curated two albums featuring international artistes for the Lion King movie that are called Spirit and The Gift.
It is on The Gift album that was released on Friday, July 19, 2019, which had Beyoncé featuring Shatta Wale on the Already song.
The album also featured other African stars, including Burna Boy, Tiwa Savage, Mr Eazi, Tekno, and Yemi Alade.
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