Africa Breaking Academy is a committed organisation which uses breakdance as a tool for inclusion, especially within disadvantaged communities, and as a means to denounce gender-based violence. The Academy also prepares professional Ghanaian dancers for the 2024 Olympic Games; indeed, breakdance will be an Olympic discipline for the first time!
The Afrobreak International Championship took place at the Dunk Grassroots court in Jamestown, Accra, a place which aims at promoting equal access to sports and innovation.
The three-day event started with a conference, dj-ing and breaking workshops, dance showcase, and was climaxed with a spectacular breakdance competition. 16 dancers from 8 different African countries competed against each other in front of a jury made up of professional dancers, who had the difficult task of choosing 3 winners.
Some dance groups had the opportunity to perform, including young girls who danced to decry harassment and sexual exploitation. They regularly took dance classes with Nana Tuffour Okai aka Bboy Lyricx, founder of the Africa Breaking Academy; organizer of the event.
Pape representing Senegal won the Afro Break Championship held on Saturday, October 29
at the Dunk Grassroots Basketball Court at Jamestown.
He took home a medal, title belt, Ghc2,000, and souvenirs after beating Delkrim from Ivory Coast at
the final of the one-on-one show.
Breaking is a new sport added to the Olympic Games. The break will be featured at the next
Olympic Games in Paris, France in 2024.
The Afro Break Championship was successful as dancers and fans had a really good time at
Jamestown in Accra. Ghana.