Chinny Unique serves up hot action despite COVID
With the global pandemic still affecting life as we know it, creatives are rising to the challenge, seeking other opportunities that will grant them financial comfort. For dancer Chinny Unique, it meant tapping into her other talent as a social media influencer, since much of the entertainment sector was placed on lockdown.
The lockdown and many COVID-19 restrictions encouraged Chinny to use her talent in a variety of innovative ways. Having completed a dancehall dance tour in Chile in February - the month before Jamaica's first coronavirus cases was discovered - the popular performer and choreographer took her teachings online, conducting paid classes in several virtual workshops.
"Now that COVID-19 has caused us to be more remote, I decided to go full force with social media influencing," Chinny said. So far, she has represented for Yourcloset1, Fenty Savage and Mar Cosmetics, among many others.
She is also happy for the silver lining to this COVID cloud: the chance to expand her horizons as a businesswoman. "I truly love the fact that I can push out content that my fans love and get their input on certain collaborations," she proudly said.
When she isn't inspiring and empowering in classes or on social media, Chinny can be found hot in action, performing in promotional dance videos for veteran and up-and-coming artistes. She recently played the leading role in the music video for dancehall artiste Konshens' new song, Backaz, and currently has a host of projects coming out that can't be disclosed just yet.
With plans to be featured in a movie in the future, Chinny is definitely looking forward to a few amenities once the world reopens. And like others, she would love to see a greater love shown for the entertainment industry and the tremendous role it plays in both fostering a vibrant culture and developing the economy.
"I can't wait to be able to go outside fearlessly and going back to real dancehall events. I would hope that with this lockdown, people are learning to appreciate the smallest things, like simply being able to go out and perform again," she admitted.