Hakeem Onibudo is today an influential force within the international dance community. Since 1995 Hakeem has been widely recognised for his significant work as a choreographer, performer, mentor and British Council Cultural Leadership International Ambassador. With reputation preceding him, Hakeem has established himself as a renowned, professional host and MC, working on red carpet movie premieres and other prestigious national and international events whilst also broadcasting his popular MLI-JAM show every Thursday 7-10pm on Colourful Radio. (www.colourfulradio.com)
With Madonna amongst his list of current clients, he is currently training her children weekly in Street Dance and Hip-Hop, Hakeem’s extensive body of dance work also includes notable assignments for prominent corporations and organisations such as Premier PR, AD Events, Paramount Pictures, Sony Pictures, Disney, Warner Brothers, The Royal Ballet School, The Royal Opera House, Sadler’s Wells, the British Council, BBC, Nickelodeon, C4, Endemol, ITV and the Duke of Edinburgh Awards. In 2006 Hakeem was called upon to choreograph The Pet Shop Boys World Tour “Cubism”.
Known as ‘Mr Impact’, since 2010 Hakeem’s charisma, influence and professionalism have also carved him out a niche role as the UK’s most sought after Red Carpet Warm-Up Host, regularly working alongside talent such as Alex Zane, Edith Bowman, Lorraine Kelly, Clara Amfo and Radzi Chinyanganya. His portfolio includes:
Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, The Lion King, Aladdin, Star Wars: The Last Jedi, Suicide Squad, Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Avengers: Age of Ultron, 50 Shades of Grey, Magic Mike XXL, The Hunger Games Catching Fire, The Amazing Spider Man-2, Captain America The Winter Soldier, Wolf of Wall Street, Man of Steel, Iron Man 3, Men in Black 3, Fast and Furious 6, Hunger Games: Catching Fire, Frozen, Saving Mr Banks, One Direction: This is Us, The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, The Dark Knight Rises, Street Dance 3D, Street Dance 2.
Samantha has been a professional and dedicated vocalist since she discovered her natural talents at the tender age of thirteen. Enhanced with four years of intense vocal training with Geraldine Conner. Samantha has and still is passing on her skills to both up and coming and established artists, such as the well known Peter Andre. In 1999 Samantha Scott decided to make her teaching ability official by completing a course at Thames Valley University called The Art of Teaching Singing. The Syllabus covered a variety of topics such as: Aural perception/sight singing, Anatomy and Physiology Languages of singing, phonetics, accent method and many more which gave her even more knowledge.
Her first working experiences were with the Caribbean Choir who performed in the Channel 4 series “Behaving Badly” starring Dame Judy Dench. She then moved on to the chorus line the musical “King” at The King Edward Theatre. More recently in 2007 Samantha had a lead part in the Musical Black Hero’s. A European tour ensued with Samantha as a backing vocalist for B.B.G. supporting Rebel M.C., The Brand New Heavies and De La Soul in Great Britain.
From December 2004-Present Samantha has been a part of Boney M, travelling to various parts of the world frequently e.g. Russia, Sweden, Beirut, Mumbai, Argentina and many more.
Samantha has been featured on many projects, not only as a lead and backing vocalist but also as a vocal arranger on stage, studio and television, involving the following artist such as: Gabrielle, Edwin Starr, Courtney Buchannan R.Kelly, Zhane, Dannii Manou,China Black, Mint Condition, Sounds of Blackness, Dina Carroll, Peter Andre, Baby D, Alexander O’Neal, Sir Cliff Richard, Mark MorrisonBacking Vocalist All Saints Vocal Tutor The Weather Girls, Michael Barrymore Show, Ewan McGregor (from train spotting)Lead vocals
Samantha has worked with many, too much to mention, gaining experience from all.
Contemporary Street Dance
At the age of 6, I discovered I had a passion for dance. I started taking lessons in tap and street dance
and performed in my first show when I was 7. Since then, I have been unstoppable! Practically
turning holes in the living room carpet, leaping through the kitchen straight into contemporary,
ballet and jazz.
With over 10 years’ experience, performing in countless shows, competitons and events, I’ve been
privileged to have had numerous lead roles in many productions.
At 13, I found I had a knack for choreography and for teaching. I began to assist in classes and
choreograph numbers for shows.
I studied at West Herts College on the Level 3 Dance course and earnt my Level 3 Extended Diploma
in Dance, passing with the highest possible grade Triple Distinction Star.
I am proud to say I am deeply passionate about dance and share my passion with my students,
developing their own love of this incredible art and all it has to give them.
“Great dancers are not great because of their technique, they are great because of their passion.” –