You’ve heard of the dance crazed exercise with Latin roots called “Zumba”, well one woman located in south LA has decided to shake up the fitness industry by adding her own African heritage to the mix. Nneoma Durhesise has created an intense dance work out regime based on African’s rich culture named “Wazobia Dance”. We’re excited to sit down and talk with this mogul in the making about her new business venture created for African Americans in Los Angeles.
Nneoma Duruhesie was born and raised in the United States. She’s passionate about offering her community an opportunity for better health through an exciting ambiance for women to come and embrace their irreplaceable attributes through WAZOBIA DANCE.
“I’ve designed an easy to follow choreography for every age, body type, and level of experience to make the experience everything when it comes to stepping into her greater self. God has given me all the right pieces to put the puzzle together and I am simply embracing what I do in service to others.”
The concept of WAZOBIA DANCE came to Nneoma in a dream years ago. She created it to promote self-worth, self-confidence, self-respect, and self-discipline in correlation to patience which plays a vital role in every day life.
Formally known as “African Aerobics”, WAZOBIA DANCE has been in effect since July 14, 2014 and has been empowering women ever since.
“Wazobia originates in my country, Nigeria. It is the combination of the three main language used in Nigeria. “WA” (come) in Yoruba language; “ZO” (come) in Hausa language; and “BIA” which also means (come) in Igbo language. I added the dance after the word Wazobia so it can translate to “COME DANCE”.”
If you ever wanted to “Come Dance” you can check out WAZOBIA DANCE every Monday, Wednesday, & Friday from 6:30pm-7:30pm at location: 5426 Crenshaw Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90043. WAZOBIA DANCE offers two options: pay as you go for $12 per/class or become a member and receive 12 dance session, post recovery shake, women empowerment Wednesdays & so much more for $97/month.
Nneoma’s personal journey to fitness was no walk in the park. She mentions that she struggled with losing weight in the past. It wasn’t until four years ago when she made the decision to go full throttle in changing her mindset to achieve her weight loss goals. “I am still a work in progress, but I have come a long way and I love the transformation process.”
This is only the beginning for Miss Nneoma and her new fitness business, we believe she will be going far. She notes that “I see WAZOBIA DANCE being a tool that many people use around the world in aiding in phenomenal health results inside and out. Changing the lives of so many individuals and being such a great impact in the world.”
She also wanted to leave our readers with a few words of encouragement: “Never give up on you. It doesn’t matter how long it may take to arrive to the destination, just stay focus on where you’re going and I promise all the days before will be a mere reflection of the strength within you to continue on in creating your Royal Destiny!”