Renowned corporate supporter of entertainment and integrated telecommunications service provider, Globacom, has announced over the week its resolve to throw its weight behind an unusual dance Reality Television Show billed to change the face of entertainment in Africa.
The show, tagged "Dance with Peter," is a 13-week dancing competition in partnership with the sensational African dance superstar, Peter Okoye of the sensational and multiple award winning musical group, P-Square.
Over the weekend, Globacom disclosed at a launch ceremony at Silverbird Galleria, Victoria Island Lagos,that "Dance with Peter" was designed to promote and glamourise the dance culture among West Africans and assist those who may want to go into the dance profession to discover their prodigious talents.
The show was attended by showbiz icons, Peter and Paul Okoye (P-Square), rapper, MI, fast rising female singer, Di'Ja of Marvin Records, and Guinness Book record holder for longest dancer, Kafayat Shafau Ameh, popularly known as Kaffy.
According to Glo, "It is going to be the biggest reality TV show in recent time, with huge benefits for the participants in the competition, entertainment lovers and television viewers generally".
The winner of the competition will receive a brand new Toyota RAV 4 with an additional cash prize of N3million and a golden opportunity of featuring in P-Square's next music video.
The first runner-up will go home with a brand new Honda Civic car and N2million, while the second runner-up will clinch a brand new Kia Rio car and N1million. Both will enjoy the opportunity to feature in a top Glo Ambassador's music videos. Globacom also disclosed that dance stars such as Peter, Kaffy and Flex will feature in the show as judges while Ehis Okoegule of MTV Base will be the host.
Globacom added that auditions for the show will be held in Lagos, Port Harcourt, Benin and Abuja in Nigeria as well as in Accra, Ghana where six dancers will be selected by the judges from each location for the real battle in Lagos.
The company explained that the show would run for 13 weeks. The first two weeks will be spent on profiling and auditions, while the next 10 weeks will be for the elimination series. The last episode will be the grand finale of the show which will be held in Lagos with international superstars.
"Dance with Peter is in line with our commitment to keep on delighting our teeming subscribers and adding value to their lives, economically and socially. Fun seekers on the continent in general and in West Africa in particular are about to witness the best dance show ever. It is going to be 13 weeks packed full of excitement," the company said.
Internationally-acclaimed showbiz superstars and Glo ambassadors will feature as Guest judges in the competition. The show will be broadcast on Afrimagic, AIT in Nigeria, and TV3 in Ghana amd ORTV in Benin Republic. Broadcast times will be announced soon.
Registration for the competition which has started in earnest is open to only Glo subscribers in Nigeria and Ghana.
"Registration costs N100 for Nigeria and 0.5GHc for Ghana. Subscribers are required to send ‘DANCE' to the short code 55517 in Nigeria and 3030 in Ghana. They will then be requested to send their details such as Name and Location at no extra charge. "Successful registrations will get a confirmatory SMS with instructions on what to do next", Globacom added.