An accomplished professional RED CARPET MOVIE Host and MC as well as the founder and CEO of IMPACT DANCE. Hakeem is also a choreographer, performer, mentor and British Council ambassador.
Hakeem Onibudo is today an influential force within the international dance community. Since 1995 Hakeem has been widely recognised for his significant work as a choreographer, performer, mentor and British Council Cultural Leadership International Ambassador. With reputation preceding him, Hakeem has established himself as a renowned, professional host and MC, working on red carpet movie premieres and other prestigious national and international events whilst also broadcasting his popular MLI-JAM show every Thursday 7-10pm on Colourful Radio. (

With Madonna amongst his list of current clients, he is currently training her children weekly in Street Dance and Hip-Hop, Hakeem’s extensive body of dance work also includes notable assignments for prominent corporations and organisations such as Premier PR, AD Events, Paramount Pictures, Sony Pictures, Disney, Warner Brothers, The Royal Ballet School, The Royal Opera House, Sadler’s Wells, the British Council, BBC, Nickelodeon, C4, Endemol, ITV and the Duke of Edinburgh Awards. In 2006 Hakeem was called upon to choreograph The Pet Shop Boys World Tour “Cubism”.

Known as ‘Mr Impact’, since 2010 Hakeem’s charisma, influence and professionalism have also carved him out a niche role as the UK’s most sought after Red Carpet Warm-Up Host, regularly working alongside talent such as Alex Zane, Edith Bowman, Lorraine Kelly, Clara Amfo and Radzi Chinyanganya. His portfolio includes:

Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, The Lion King, Aladdin, Star Wars: The Last Jedi, Suicide Squad, Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Avengers: Age of Ultron, 50 Shades of Grey, Magic Mike XXL, The Hunger Games Catching Fire, The Amazing Spider Man-2, Captain America The Winter Soldier, Wolf of Wall Street, Man of Steel, Iron Man 3, Men in Black 3, Fast and Furious 6, Hunger Games: Catching Fire, Frozen, Saving Mr Banks, One Direction: This is Us, The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, The Dark Knight Rises, Street Dance 3D, Street Dance 2.

In 2008 Hakeem launched and began hosting LIVE VIBE, a popular performance platform, with previous residency at Sadler’s Wells, The Peacock Theatre and Rich Mix. The dynamic concept, which offers rare professional opportunities and experience to undiscovered youth talent, soon took off internationally and in partnership with the British Council, was taken to Hong Kong in December 2010 and again in 2013 as well as being recreated in Zimbabwe in February 2012. In April 2017 an edition of LIVE VIBE took place in Caracas, Venezuela and on 2 December 2017 it was staged in London at The Place (The Contemporary Dance Trust).

Having established a flourishing and multifaceted career, a large part of Hakeem’s time is now also devoted to his impactful work within the charity sector. Within this realm, Hakeem recently received the CHANGEMAKERS award from Arts Council England, empowering him to lead on a number of projects at The Place (Contemporary Dance Trust), successfully increasing the number of Black, Asian, and ethnic minority people who engage with the organisation. He is also the Founder, CEO and Artistic Director of Impact Dance, Hakeem’s own youth empowerment organisation which “motivates, leads and inspires” ordinary young people to achieve extraordinary things through the medium of Hip-Hop dance.


In the Pic Festival 2018 Biljmer Park Theater Amsterdam Holland (Panelist)
Live Vibe British Council- Caracas Venezuela 2016 and London 2017 & 2018

Say it Through Breakdance 2014-Present Tunisia British Council 

Live Vibe Harare Zimbabwe 2011-2012 

Live Vibe Hong Kong 2010 & 2012 
Additional MC/Hosting
The Vitality Big Half Festival March 2018
Wembley Park Fireworks November 2016 & 2017
MOVEIT-Olympia and EXCEL 2010-Present 

Bobby Dazzlers Her Majesty's Theatre 2012-Present 

Breakin'Convention Sadlers Wells 2004-2014 

UK Music and Dance Festivals 2000-Present
SoundMoovz Launch 2017
Impact Dance "One Day" Bristol Harbour Festival 2015 

Summit for Breakin Convention 2013 

Olympic Fans Park Opening in Association with Coke Cola 2012 

Smash for Breakin’convention 2009 

Flo-Rida “Lo” MOBO Awards Wembley Arena 2008 

Pet Shop Boys World Tour Fundamental 2006
Red Carpet Movie Premieres
Warm-up Host and Host/Master of Ceremonies
Ready Player One, A Wrinkle in time, Rampage, The Defiant Ones, Peter Rabbit, The Last Jedi, Bright, The Darkest Hour, Murder on the Orient Express, Paddington 2, FIFA Awards, Logan Lucky, Baby Driver, Alien, Transformers, Suicide Squad, Captain America-Civil War, Absolutely Fabulous, Star Trek, Alice Through The Looking Glass, The Legend of Tarzan, The Revenant, The Jungle Book, Star Wars The Force Awakens, Avengers Age of Ultron, 50 Shades of Grey, Magic Mike XXL, Ant Man, Spy, Sponge Bob The Movie, The Hunger Games Catching Fire, The Amazing Spiderman-2, Captain America -The Winter Soldier, Noah, Wolf of Wall Street, Man of Steel, Arrested Development, Iron Man 3, Men in Black 3, Fast and Furious 6, Star Trek Into Darkness, Hunger Games: Catching Fire, Frozen, The Lone Ranger, Saving Mr Banks, Thor Dark World, One Direction: This is us, The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, The Amazing Spider-Man, The Dark Knight Rises, Street Dance 3D, Street Dance 2
Nominations and Awards
Genesis Prize 2014: Nominated 
Paul Hamlyn Breakthrough Support 2013: Nominated
Cultural Leadership International British Council 2009 Awarded
Arts Council England: Changemakers 2017 Awarded
Danceworks 1995-Present
LiveVibe London 2018
Tuned-In London 2018
Royal Ballet School Associate Programme 2015 
ESCAPE Holiday Fuerteventura Master classes 2015 – Present 

Royal Ballet School Dance Access and Partnership/Summer School 2013 

British Council Zimbabwe. Developmental workshops/Live Vibe Project Feb/Apr 2012 

Big Dance Bus workshops Big Dance 2012 

Laban international summer school 2012 

Coke Cola for Olympics Hyde park 2012 

ESCAPE Holiday Dalaman Turkey Master classes 2012/2013/2014 

British Council Connecting Classrooms School’s pledge Beirut Lebanon 2010 

Hong Kong Live Vibe Dance workshops 2013/2010 

Resident Choreographer for Street Dance International sponsored by Malta Guinness 2011 (Kenya) 2010 (Ghana) 2009 (Ghana) 

Disability in sports Islington Disabled children access to dance 2012/2013/2014


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