Popular Nigerian bellydancer, Korra Obidi recently brought a new meaning to the term “hot mama” when she showed up for her So You Think You Can Dance audition pregnant – and never let the fact that she was dancing for two slow her down.
Showcasing that nothing can stop you from doing what you love, Korra Obidi Dean whose real name is Obidi Chukwufumnaya Anita performed dance moves no one imagined a pregnant woman could pull off. Although, the judges termed the performance a ‘risky one’, they were left stunned and impressed by the queen of the dance floor.
One of the judges, Mary Murphy who was amazed by her performance told her,
Korra, you are definitely one fierce woman, let me tell ya. I can’t wait to see the playback, because I still can’t believe that you can do that.
Another judge, Dominic Sandoval also stated that she was blown away. In her words;
You gotta give respect to her. She just did a drop-split and then saved her baby’s life at the same time! … I’ve also never seen a baby pre-birth do choreography.
Laurieann Gibson also complimented Korra saying,
You are a world-changer, a systems-breaker. There is so much purpose in your choices.
Lead judge, Nigel Lythgoe who couldn’t hide his excitement said;
You are inspiring to women. Just because you’re having a baby doesn’t mean you should stop doing what you love. And that’s wonderful.
Explaining her reason for auditioning, a proud Korra said;
If I can just create a shift in my people, that’s my life goal. Where I’m from, it’s not accepted to dream like that. I want every young girl in Nigeria to see that you can do anything that you want to do if you put your mind to it, pregnant or not.
Sadly, the panel opted not to put Obidi through to the next round, probably out of concern for how she’d be able to keep up with other contestants as the season — and her pregnancy — progressed.
However, Obidi seemed happy just to have the opportunity to represent all the talented hot mamas out there.
Congratulations Korra on this new journey…
You can watch Korra’s performance below;