Kahi Given Sudden Reminder of Her Past as BoA’s Backup Dancer

Singer and former After School leader Kahi was given an unexpected reminder of how she made her start in the music industry as a backup dancer for singer BoA on the final episode of Mnet’s “Beatles Code 3D.”

As part of the show, aired on May 6, the program’s hosts revealed two photographs of Kahi, captured from the TV debut of BoA’s “Valenti,” a single released in 2002. The shocked singer saw the funny side eventually, but at first seemed quite embarrassed by the pictures. “They look so ugly!” she cried, and then later joked that she looked a little “like Eddy Kim” in the photos.


The former After School star got her big break when she was spotted dancing as a back dancer by BoA’s manager at the time. Twelve years later, that same manager is now in charge of Kahi’s solo career.

Kahi was then asked about how she felt after meeting BoA after she too became a singer. To this, she replied, “BoA told me she was so happy I was doing well. Her kind words brought tears to my eyes.”