Laura Laiapea2017-08-16T16:35:56+00:00

Laura Laiapea

Laura Laiapea aka LL aka Azonto girl got interested in dancing when she was 7 years old. Since then she has been doing many different styles.
Afro journey started around end of 2011 when she got into dancehall and afro vibes at the club scene. That time the club was her practice room where she spent most weekends picking up different flavours of the dances.
2013 she helped to start the first azonto classes in Finland and was one of the founding members of Peace Star Azonto (PSA). PSA was the first afrobeats crew to take part in the street dance competition Helsinki Dance Delight. She was the Winner of Azonto contest at Club Nosturi in Helsinki that same year. With PSA she performed at Afro Sundays at Mbar with artists like Mista Silva & Moelogo.
2014 she traveled to Ghana for the first time to get more into the trending afrobeats movement. She came back with more knowledge, love and passion for the music and the dance.
2014-2015 while living a year in the UK she got into afrohouse and stepping. She was a member of the DMU Steppers. In 2015 they won 1st Place at Go Hard or Go Home competition.
Later that year she joined Denchem Crew in Helsinki with whom she performed at known afrobeats artist shows like Diamond Platnumz and Timaya.
2016 She formed her own dance company Afro Vibe and started teaching more regularly. As Afro Vibe she has performed on stage with one of the greatest Fuse ODG and Skales. She has worked on shows and videos with local afrobeats artists such as Tionah L’amour and Korobad. Afro Vibe recently won the 2nd place at We Love Dance Competition in ethnic category.
Currently she is taking workshops abroad whenever possible & training and teaching regularly in Helsinki and Tallinn spreading the fun and joy of afrobeats & afrohouse.