In 2014, famous Nigerian director Clarence Peters invited several video vixens for a music video shoot. Among those in attendance were three dancers, Emmanuella ‘Ellaley’ Odiley, Ifeoma ‘E4ma’ Efioku and Afije Roseline ‘Liquorose’ Omokhoa. The trio liked each other’s moves and after the project became friends and kept in touch. A few weeks later, they decided to form a girl dance group, and ‘Girls Got Bold’ Dance Crew or GGB Dance Crew was born.
Ellaley was born in the Surulere area of Lagos on December 25, 1989. She attended Command Children’s School, Yaba before proceeding to Ogunlade College, Surulere for her secondary education.
Her interest in dancing started when she was a teenager when she practiced different dance moves. She turned her hobby into a passion as a student at the University of Lagos, becoming popular for her craft.
After graduate school, Ellaley ventured into choreography and visual modeling. She quickly became a dancer in her own right appearing in commercials for companies. She has also collaborated with Davido, P-Square, Wande coal, Burnaboy, Diamond platinum and Olamide on different music video projects.
E4ma, born on October 4, 1993 in the Ketu area of Lagos, attended Abbey Junior Coeducational and Infant Primary School, Ketu for her primary education and Our Lady of the Apostles Secondary School, Yaba. She then attended the University of Benin Edo State for her higher education.
Before fame, E4ma participated in the Maltina Dance All competition in 2012 at age 19, she came out 1st runner-up. From then on, she fell in love with dance. Two years after narrowly missing the Maltina Dance All Competition, she entered the competition in 2014, where she won.
2014 proved to be a defining year for E4ma as she was appointed as an instructor at Maltina Dance All season Eight. She also participated in the Project Fame contest. It was also the same year that she met Ellaley and Liqourose to form GGB Dance Crew.
In 2017 she was named a judge for the Splash Heroes competition and in 2020 she hosted the Remy Martin Dance.
She has featured in many music videos by top Nigerian artists such as ‘Oleku’ by Iceprince, ‘Adaobi’ by Mavin, ‘Shoki’ by Lil Kesh, ‘Sexy Ladies’ by Timaya, ‘Shekini’ by Psquare, ‘ Ejeajo’ by P’Square ft TI, ‘For my head’ by Mr P, ‘Go Go’ by 2face ft Machel Montano, ‘Askamaya’ by Teni, ‘Malo’ by Tiwa Savage ft Wizkid, ‘Aww’ by Dija, ‘ Shakitibobo’ by Olamide, ‘Wavy Level’ and ‘Science Student’ and ‘High Class’ by Falz.
Liqourose was born on March 31, 1995, in the Surulere neighborhood of Lagos. She attended Itire Nursery and Primary School and Del International College, Ijeshatedo, Surulere, Lagos State for her primary and secondary education respectively. She then attended the University of Lagos.
Her journey to stardom began in 2012 when she starred in the TV comedy series The Johnsons. Since then, she’s taken dancing seriously, appearing as a video vixen in Reekado Banks’ ‘Chop Am’, ‘Selebobo’ ‘Yo,Yo,Yo’, Runtown’s ‘Oh Oh’ and Xcellente’s ‘Jalla’ with Solid Star.
In 2014, Liquorose, E4ma and Ellaley formed the GGB Dance crew and became a formidable team. Liquorose’s emergence as BBNaija’s housemate in 2021, where she became the first runner-up, further boosted the popularity of the GGB Dance Crew and since then she has remained a fan favorite.
By posting viral dance videos on social media, the GGB Dance Crew has established itself as one of the country’s leading dance groups. The group has participated in video projects alongside musicians like 2face, Psquare, Dbanj, Donjazzy, Davido, wizkid, Olamide, Tiwa savage, Yemi Alade, Flavor, Mr Eazi, Seyi Shay, Timaya, Ycee, Iyanya, Kcee, Yemi Alade, Kizz Daniel, Falz, Skales, Kizz Daniel, Reekado Banks, Naeto C.
Others include Phyno, Banky w, Yung6ix, Wande Coal, Teni, Sean Tizzle, Runtown, Lynx, Skiibii, Aramide, Dija, Dr Sid, D’prince, Mc Galaxy, CDQ, Ice Prince, Orezi, Ketchup, Chidinma, Skuki, Lil Kesh, Patoranking, Cynthia Morgan, Dammy Krane, Harrysong, Sturdy Man, Humble Smith, Slimcase, Oritse Femi, Lk kuddy, Bracket, Selebobo, Terry apala and Koker.
In 2022, the GG Dance Crew was voted NET Honors Most Popular Dancer/Video Vixen, beating out Kaffy, Pinki Debbie, Tosin Pedro, Stephen Papi Ojo and Poco Lee.
See the full list of winners here.