Who is Ayleo Bowles?
Everybody loves to watch a cool and groovy dance performance while they tap their own foot to the rhythm of the music. Add to that some dose of funk quotient with out-of-the box looks and awe-inspiring dance steps; you have a successful combination that is sure to grab the attention of viewers over the web. That’s exactly what Ayleo Bowles has managed to do. Together with his brother Mateo, he has a YouTube channel that features Ayleo a.k.a. Ayo pulling of crazy dance moves to upbeat music. The channel has over a million views while his other social media platforms like Instagram and Twitter has thousands of followers. Ayo’s content is serious dancing with generous mix of hip-hop, lockin and poppin and freestyling that is really mesmerizing to watch. He keeps his viewers entertained by uploading regular videos on his channel and keeping things interesting by introducing as well as taking up various dance challenges that is currently doing the rounds of various social media circuits.
The Meteoric Rise to Stardom
Dance is in Ayleo’s blood and he just couldn’t do anything else. He started dancing since the age of five and hasn’t stopped ever since. Through continuous practice he has honed his skills enough to take it to the masses. He teamed up with his younger brother Mateo and the duo started doing school performances and going around the competitive circuit. He soon took to the social media platform to show off his skills to the world. Making YouTube videos of their dance and choreography, he continuously came up with new and unique signature moves.
Initially, he would record these videos in their home’s basement or living room but gradually moved on to more public spaces like malls or school corridors. Gradually, he started getting noticed by dance enthusiasts who really appreciated their brand of dancing. He started doing these challenge themed dance performances and introduced the REVERSE style. For this Ayo basically performed the hugely popular dance steps in reverse order creating this uniquely giddy dance phenomenon that went viral overnight. His choreography for the number ‘Nae Nae’ by Silento became the hottest thing on the internet overnight. The video was shared around various social media platforms and very soon garnered 150 million plus views.
As of recent updates, he has started getting attention from the who’s who of the entertainment industry including Chris Brown and has even performed with Usher on his R&B number at the 2016 BET awards.
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What Makes the Person So Special
Ayo, along with his brother Mateo, has developed his own dancing style that has been applauded by viewers from all over the world. Along with their dance they have continuously adopted new styles appearance wise as well. In his videos, Ayo is seen to be sporting a mask over his mouth. When asked why he wears it, he revealed that he does so to keep viewers from getting distracted by his facial expression which might get a bit bizarre at times. He also said that he keeps changing the mask to reflect some specific messages that is close to his heart. Although Ayo admitted that they didn’t really start the trend of wearing the mask, they were instrumental in popularizing it for sure. Gives you an idea about their power as a social media influencer, doesn’t it?
Behind The Curtains
Ayleo was born on October 30, 1996 in Ann Arbor, Michigan, but not much is known about the dancer’s family background. Ayleo graduated high school form Willow Run High School. Yipsilanti, Michigan and started attending college at the University of Michigan.
His dancing inspirations have been Michael Jackson, Chris Brown and Missy Elliot. Apart from their dancing career, Ayo has also set his eyes on a career in music and he started that out with the release of the Rap/Hip-Hop number Rolex in 2017 along with his brother Teo. The video has managed to attract more than 40 million views since it has been launched.