Monday, June 20, 2011

Ashley Banjo’s Diversity heading for the Cinema

Ashley Banjo

Ashley Banjo’s Diversity heading for the Cinema

Lead choreographer Ashley Banjo of Diversity, the dance troupe, who won Britain's Got Talent in 2009, said they are going to turn it into a film for the big screen after their movie debut in StreetDance 3D.

"The film thing for us is closer than people expect, and I'm pretty sure it will happen in the near future," Banjo said. The 22-year-old also revealed that they have their starry eyes on performing at the 2012 Olympics.

"I can't confirm yet, but as a group we're definitely going to be involved in the Olympics in a performance sense," he said.

"I'm quite confident that people would always enjoy us, whether we were popular or not, but since Britain's Got Talent it's been like a snowball effect; it's been more and more popular," Banjo enthused.

"That proves the public really enjoy what we do, because it's more than two years now since the show (Britain's Got Talent) and we're about to embark on our biggest tour yet, not our smallest one. That's a good sign when the public keep coming back for more."

Diversity in action

Ashley Banjo was born to a Nigerian father, Funso Banjo, who was a professional boxer and English mother Danielle, a former professional dancer, who also helps with Diversity's management, and running Danceworks Studios.

In 2007, Banjo and his younger brother Jordan formed Swift Moves with nine of their friends, before later changing their name to "Diversity". In their first year together, they won the Street Dance Weekend 2007 competition before deciding to enter Britain's Got Talent.

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