37 years later, the winner of the disco dance competition is still waiting for Buhari
Through Pierre Anosike
Thirty Seven years after winning the World Disco Dancing competition, Isaac Chinagorom is still waiting for President Muhammadu Buhari to keep the promise he made to him when he was military head of state.
In 1984, Chinagorom shocked the world in London where he represented Nigeria at the John Player Gold Leaf World Dance Competition organized by John Player.
Speaking in an interview with the BBC at his country house, Nwangene in Imo State, Chinagorom said that although the pledge took some time, he did not give up hope that the president will keep its promise.
According to him, when he made Nigeria proud in London and returned to Nigeria, Buhari’s military government then promised to reward him for the honor he brought to Nigeria, but that so far the promise was not kept.
He said what he achieved was a rare feat as more than 89 countries faced off, adding that to date the record has not been broken as he is still with the crown.
On what he had done since then, he said he got into music as a singer and producer.
Chinagorom said that if he had the resources, he would like to open a dance school, which would train young Nigerians in the art of dance and other useful skills, so that they are useful to themselves and in the country.