Taking choreography to the next level

Brought together by their common love for dance.

04 October 2019 | Art and Entertainment

Remember the kid who was the star of the trail-blazing PDK Saka music video? He's from Nje Squad and today we get to know the team better. In an interview with tjil, Trevor Somseb, Nje Squad's manager, choreographer and mentor, shared that the group has been officially in existence for nine months. Speaking on the genres of dance that the group trades in, Somseb mentioned that they started off with kwaito and Damara punch but later went on to add house, Afro-dance, hip-hop and oviritje. The dance group consists of 11 members of which 10 are still in high school. Working closely with PDK for their latest music video is one of Nje Squad's highlights. “First of all we want to give PDK a very big thank you once again, for seeing something special in us and making us part of their music video.

“It all started with a two-minute dance audition at Visible Talent Namibia that took place at Oxford Hotel in Tsumeb where all three judges were impressed by our style of dancing and energy. Dion from PDK was really touched by our routines, most especially Valentino who ended up becoming the lead in their video,” he said. Somseb added that working with PDK has broadened their way of thinking, stating that what they learned from the trio is to always eliminate negativity and accumulate positivity in whatever you love doing. “Thoughts are powerful tools to your success and in life you will come across obstacles that will push you to your limits, until you get to the point you will want to give up… but the secret is to never give up because chasing dreams does not have a finish line.

“Another important thing we learned from PDK is to be selfless, by extending a helping hand to emerging talent,” said Robert Somseb, a member of Nje Squad. Nje Squad's goal is to inspire their community through dance. They love and appreciate the art of dancing and are seeking to acquire a facility that will afford them the opportunity to teach others how to dance.

“We do not try to dance better than anyone else. We only try to dance better than ourselves and to give each individual dancer the tools they need to take dance as far as they dream of taking it. We believe if you can dream it, you can achieve it,” said Somseb.

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