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Ashley Banjo from Diversity Dance group

Ashley Banjo Diversity

Ashley Banjo Diversity

I have just added lots of bits of info – will sort it all out soon, but enjoy it, its all good stuff…..

Ashley Banjo – 20 years old from Wickford – Diversity Choreographer. His brother, Jordan is also in the group.
Diversity are a dance group from Essex made up of three sets of brothers and 4 friends. Talented, hardworking and humble, their ages range from 12 – 25.
Ashley and Jordan: Learned skills from ballet-trained mum Danielle – the group’s manager – who owns dance studio.
Choreographer Ashley is natural sciences student. Share house in Wickford, Essex, and have younger sister, Tanisha, 15.
Diversity’s Ashley and Jordan Banjo may get their flair for footwork from their boxer dad. Funso, left, won 15 of 18 fights from 1981-86 and was once tipped to be world heavyweight champ. Lads’ light feet like boxer dad.
Ashley showed his cheeky side when asked by Dec on Britains got talent, ‘Where do you get all your creative ideas?’ Ashley answered ‘I was blessed’ and laughed.
On the Martin and Su radio show on Essex FM a few weeks ago, they asked Ashley if he felt more desirable as he is a tall, good looking chap…… Ashley didn’t say anything but he told them ‘If you google me there’s some really funny stuff’
Ashley suffers from hayfever – aaahhhh!
Ashley Banjo is just 20 years old and the choreographer of the group.
Banjo wants to make time to study for his masters degree in physics and biology, he told the Daily Mail, as the career prospects for a scientist seem better to him than those of a nationally famous dancer.
“I’m not going to be spinning on my head when I’m 50, but as a qualified scientist I can always earn a living”, he told a press conference today.
‘My education matters to me,’ he reveals. ‘I want to get my degree under my belt. It’s vital to have something to fall back on because nobody knows what the future holds.
‘When you are a solo artist it must be hard,’ troupe leader Ashley Banjo says.
“Susan must have a lot of support from her friends and family,” Ashley Banjo, the 11-member group’s leader and choreographer, said. “But we’re in this together as a group and we are really close, so when you’re on the stage, when you’re doing interviews in the media spotlight, you’ve got each other.
“When you are a solo artist it must be hard because you’ve got a lot of pressure to deal with on your own.”
“I had my speech ready, you know, ‘Well done, Susan.’ Then they said ‘Diversity,’ and honestly, my legs actually gave way. I’m really tall and there’s a long way to fall. I hit the floor, and honestly words can’t describe how I felt.”
Banjo said of Boyle, “She was so gracious about [Diversity’s victory], she said the best act won and [backstage] she said she saw something special.
“She was so nice about it. She has a great career. She’s going to do really well anyway.”
The troupe will perform on the “Britain’s Got Talent” tour later this month, and will perform for the Queen at the Royal Variety Performance in December. They will also appear with Kanye West and Kelly Rowland at Britain’s Wireless festival on July 5.

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