Moya David: Man spreading love and happiness in Kenya through dance

Moya David is a well-known figure on social media, known for his lively and engaging content. He has gained a large following for his videos, which showcase his talents as a dancer and choreographer. From dancing with vendors in local markets to spreading joy to strangers on the street, Moya’s videos are always full of energy and positivity.

One of his most popular videos features him surprising a female bus conductor with a flower, showcasing his ability to connect with strangers and brighten their day. With over 1 million followers on social media, it’s clear that Moya has become an expert in the field of content creation and dancing.

But where did his journey begin? In an interview with Radio Maisha’s Mwende Macharia, Moya discussed his passion for dancing, which he discovered at a young age. He grew up in Mai-Mahiu and Kiambu before moving to Nairobi in 2018, and has always had a love for performing. Moya said, “I would go to roadshows where they were issuing prizes like hats to onlookers and I’d be the first one there. I know one or two things about radio, I was the best producer in my time!”

It’s clear that Moya’s love for dancing and entertaining has led him to where he is today, and his positive and uplifting content continues to bring joy to his followers.

He added:

“I tried to give other professions a chance, but my heart called to dance. There is a point when I vowed not to dance again and instead focus on my budding journalism career…

In time, I however realised that the money to be made was actually in dance. That’s how I stuck to it.”

When asked how much money he makes from his craft, the young dancer only said that if taken seriously, the art is a reliable and sustainable career path.

“If you work professionally, you will make money. But if you do it inconsistently and just for fun, it won’t be that easy.”

He began dancing professionally in 2018, launching his TikTok profile the following year.

I’ve taken on many dancing jobs in the local scene, appearing in music videos for Nameless, Khaligraph and many others. I’ve performed in big stages internationally and locally,” he said.

Moya talks about his martial arts skits:

“It was back when I was doing martial arts skits. This time, my crew and I went to Amboseli, and it seems we messed with the wrong ones when we tried to prank the Maasai traders!” he said.

“Our aim was to deliver content but those guys could not get the joke. At first all was well, but when I took one of the Maasai’s men’s goods intended for sale and threw them on the ground, his friends quickly joined him to confront me.”