06/06/2017 by Julia van der Doesch
Ayleo and Mateo Bowles commonly known as Ayo & Teo are a duo of American dancers. They have appeared in music videos for Usher’s “No Limit” and Chris Brown’s “Party”. Their song “Rolex” peaked at number 20 on the Billboard Hot 100.
The pair grew up with the sounds of Michael Jackson, Usher, Missy Elliot and Chris Brown. The duo grew up in Ann Arbor, Michigan. They honed their dancing skills in elementary school, later establishing a popular social media page that issued viral dance challenges. “Rolex” happened to be one of these hits, eventually racking up over 30 million streams on YouTube and storming the Billboard Hot 100. Wearing their trademark bear facemasks, they issued their first single, “In Reverse,” in 2016. They danced in Usher’s video for “No Limit” and at the 2016 BET Awards, later signing with Columbia Records. “Lit Right Now” arrived in early 2017, but was soon eclipsed by the infectious anthem “Rolex,” which echoed similar trap-influenced pop hits like Migos’ “Bad and Boujee,” Rae Sremmurd’s “Black Beatles,” and D.R.A.M.’s “Broccoli”. Ayo & Teo kicked off with a number of pics and vids reposted by Chris Brown, the two are now rubbing elbows and sharing stages with the very people that influenced them the most. Most recently being invited and flown out to perform by Usher himself, the boys shared the 2016 BET Awards stage with the R&B phenom.the duo quickly developed their own unique brand of dancing and began to upload Youtube videos from their basement and living room. With zero promotion, and strictly through the power of social media, they began to gain mass appeal by creating and having their “dance challenges” reposted to some of Instagram’s most popular dance pages. Recognizing this as their main outlet, the younger of the brothers (Teo) created what has become an instant phenomenon and their moniker – “The Reverse“. Simply reversing the steps to some of world’s best dance crazes, their Reverse of the “Nae Nae” went viral overnight, on every posted outlet, and received over 150 million views.
Ayo is aged 20 and Teo is currently 17.
Their dancing style highly resembles that of Les Twins, a popular dancing duo from France.