Africa Day Champion Onai is 18 years old and was born in Harare, the capital of Zimbabwe. She moved to Donegal when she was two years old and spent two years there before moving to Drogheda, which soon became her home.
A passionate dancer, Onai has been a member of Irish dance group Fit Kids/Fit Teens for more than 12 years and, in 2014, she travelled to Las Vegas with the group to compete in the World Hip Hop Championship. More recently Fit Kids/Fit Teens have performed flashmobs for the Charlie Chaplin Comedy Film Festival and for Ryanair in Manchester Airport and Glasgow. This year, Onai will travel to Glasgow and Arizona to compete in the World Hip Hop Championship. She is currently a student at Dublin Institute of Technology where is completing a degree in International Business and Chinese.
Here’s Onai talking about what she is looking forward to most at this year’s Africa Day Dublin event: