When you are young and find a passion, you spend every free moment you have invested in said passion. For some, it is playing video games. Others find comfort in reading. Then some find everything they were looking for in dancing. There are different passions for different people. One famous Instagram and TikTok influencer realized at a young age that he was very passionate about dancing. This increased throughout the years, and that is how Joseph Mazino reached his goals one dance at a time.
Staying up late
If TikTok has taught society one thing, there are many talented dancers out in the world who receive recognition for their rhythm and creativity. One of those tiktokers who captivated audiences with his moves is Joseph Mazino. He joined the app in early 2020 and immediately showed his followers what he was capable of doing. At 19 years old, this influencer goes to college, has a job, and follows his true calling by posting videos daily for his 31.3K followers.
Mazino was born in Nigeria, where he lived for 16 years. There, he spent most of his childhood and adolescent nights staying up late watching dance videos from world-renowned dancers he admired. Among those dancers, he had a particular interest in Ayo and Teo, Lestwins, Dytto, and Thefuturekingz. He dreamed of one day meeting them and maybe sharing a dance or two. Although that was what he truly wanted, he never imagined it would happen the way it did.
Social media has become a great networking tool, and Mazino can attest to that. In the last year and a half, he has gained recognition and popularity on different platforms because of his dance challenges and competitions. Thanks to this, he connected with some of the biggest names in the industry and finally met some of his childhood heroes. He has been able to work with Kangfrvr, Ayo and Teo, Dytto, and Hiiikey, among other YouTube stars.
Mazino went from staying up late watching these people dance through his screen to creating dance challenges that led him to meet and work with these individuals.
Dancing and advertising
Joseph Mazino’s following extended from TikTok to Instagram, where his followers can also appreciate his dancing. He has been working hard to grow his platform, sharing dances, tutorials, challenges, and a little bit of his life. This has caught the attention of many, including brands who reached out to him for partnerships.
This young dancer took his experience performing in a series of different events in Canada and Nigeria and has used that in his career as an influencer. Having performed both on stage and video has prepared him for the curveballs social media has thrown his way.
“Coming this far,” says Mazino, “has led me to use my social media platform as a means of advertising things through dance. I advertise a variety of products and services just by dancing along and expressing the art of dance.”
Dancing to his goals
A young person’s passion needs to be celebrated and encouraged as you never know where it will lead. Joseph Mazino knew dancing was what he wanted to do from the very beginning, and he pursued that throughout his life. Performing on different stages and taking over social media with his dances has given him the recognition he deserves. He is a clear example that following your passion can lead you to reach all your goals.