Godiva is of British-Ghanian heritage. She initially trained as a dancer at the Rambert School of Ballet & Contemporary Dance, then joined Phoenix Dance Theatre after graduation.
In 2015, Godiva was awarded a Matthew Winsten Bursary for the retraining of professional dancers through the Dancers Careers Development (DCD), supported by the Royal Ballet Benevolent Fund. Following this, Godiva trained at the Actors Temple and Identity School of Acting.
Screen credits include; 'The Duchess' (Netflix, 2019), 'EastEnders' (BBC, 2019), 'The Car' (Aniku Productions, 2019), ‘Devs’ (FX Productions, 2019), ‘Famalam’ (BBC, 2018) and ‘Classically British’ (Channel 4, 2008). Short film credits include ‘It’s Fine’ (Charles Barratt Films, 2017), 'Ghosts In Time' (Metro, 2016), Problems (Macabra Productions, 2016).
Stage and Dance credits include Esther in ‘Mad Queens Chess', ‘The Reversible Hat’ with Lost Theatre, ‘Raison d’Etre’ at the Mercury Theatre, the original cast of ‘The Lion King’ in 2005, ‘Push’ at The Young Vic and ‘Miracles: Royal Albert Hall’ in 1997.
Godiva completed a Masters of Teaching at the Royal Academy of Dance and has taught and choreographed in a number of styles.