A handsome dancer with a great smile and charming personality has caught our eye for this week’s Eye Want Candy feature. It’s none other than Ashley Banjo!
Who is this ‘Ashley Banjo’?
Born on 4 October 1988 at Leytonstone, London, Ashley Modurotolu Banjo is an English street dancer, choreographer and actor. The dashing dancer is the frontman of British street dance troupe Diversity, which is the group that won the third series of Britain’s Got Talent. Aside from that, Ashely Bajo is also well known for his role as a judge on ‘Got to Dance’, and for running ‘Ashley Banjo’s Secret Street Crew’. Both are dance-oriented Sky 1 shows.
5 Reasons to Scream ‘Eye Want Ashley Banjo!’
5. He is One Heck Of A Dancer
Ashley’s passion for dance runs strong. It is said that his interest in dance started at a very young age (since he was three years old!), and that Ballet dancing was his first passion. As the years went by, Ashley developed an interest for street dance and started performing solo acts in a number of events.
In the year 2007, Ashley and his younger brother Jordan formed ’Swift Moves’ with nine of their friends, which later changed their name to ‘Diversity.’ The troupe won the third season (2009) of ‘Britain’s Got Talent’ and also bagged the ‘Families United Positive Role Models’ prize at the ‘Spirit of London’ awards.
4. He Is The Mastermind Behind Diversity
Not only does this good looking man got slick moves up his sleeves, he is also the genius behind the moves of Diversity. This is due to the fact that Ashley creates and develops the group’s polished dance routine. “The ideas are all mine,” he says.
And well, let’s face it; they are truly awesome ideas! We guess you could say that Ashely Banjo is someone who’s really got dance running through his veins!
3. He Has A Good Family Background
The dancer firmly believes that the reason he is such a confident, bright and articulate man today is due to doting loving parents. As quoted by Ashely, “my parents have been married for over 20 years and have set us kids a great example.”
In fact, Ashley comes from a family of talented people! His mother, Danielle is a former dancer with the Royal Ballet but is now working as Diversity’s manager. His father, Funso is a former professional heavyweight boxer. Both his parents are currently running Danceworks Studios. On the other hand, his brother, Jordan is also a dancer in Diversity and is planning to train as an accountant.
2. He Could Have Been A Scientist
In an interview with Express, Ashley revealed something about himself that not many know of – the Diversity dancer is actually very good at Science! “I did physics and biology at university so if dancing wasn’t my thing, I’d definitely want to be a scientist. I really like astrophysics and particle physics,” says the dashing man.
1. He Has The Full Package
Wipe those dirty thoughts away because we’re not talking about that package! We’re simply saying that Ashley Banjo is a man who has every possible characteristic a person can ask for; he’s a talented dancer, he’s charming, has a dashing personality and smile, has the brains and well, he obviously has the physique!
So yes, there’s no denying hat Ashley Banjo truly has the full package.
What you’ll need to make your man look like Ashley Banjo:
Casual – Plain tees, button-up checkered tops, relaxed jeans, hoodie, and sneakers
Formal – Fitted shirt, well-fit suit, tie or bow-tie (occasional), leather shoes.
Accessories – Cap, watch, a cute smile, cross-over bag and mad dancing skills!