...as 9 year dancer dazzles
A female architect, Mariam Ahmed and 5 other talented dancers have emerged from the first audition of the Glo-sponsored dance reality show, Dance with Peter, held in Abuja on Friday.
Over 200 individual and group dancers, male and female of various ages slugged it out at the Musa Yar'Adua Centre venue of the Abuja audition of the dance competition.
During the audition, a nine year old dance floor wonder held the audience spellbound, executing mind-boggling stunts and winning himself a standby slot, which he however inevitably lost to more experienced dancers much later in the night.
The other ticket-winners are 24 year-old professional dancer, Yemi Afolabi Osokoya; a 21-year-old National Open University undergraduate, Miracle Chinonso Nelson, a male dancer, Ibrahim Afeez Abiodun, a female dancer Amenze Blessing Omoregie. An all-male dance group called ElevatorzNg, made up of five Theatre and Cultural Studies undergraduates of Nasarawa State University. The members of the dance group are Atuonwu Samson, Kelvin Anyaruoh, Jekeygreen Emmanuel, Michael Atuonwu and Godrich Olokor Ogenebroze.
All the six finalists will proceed to Lagos where they will battle contestants from other parts of Nigeria and Ghana for the grand prize of a brand new Toyota RAV 4, N3 million and the rare opportunity of featuring in P-Square's next music video.
The first and second runners-up of the dance project will go home with a brand new Honda Civic car with N2million and a brand new Kia Rio car with N1million respectively. Both of them will also have the chance to feature in a top Glo Ambassador's music videos.
On the panel of judges were Peter Okoye, a Globacom ambassador and one of Nigeria's most famous performing twins, PSquare, Dance Queen, Kaffy, and P-Squares' choreographer, Nonso more popularly known as Don Flex.
The audition train is expected to move to Accra for the Ghanaian leg holding at the National Theatre, South Liberia Road, Accra, on September 1.
This will be followed by Benin, Edo State, next week Friday, at the Oba Akenzua Cultural Center, Airport Road, Benin City. Lagos is next in line on Tuesday, September 8, at Bamako Studios, 1 Bamako Street, Ojodu, Lagos.
The final audition for "Dance with Peter" will be held in Port Harcourt on September 10 where prospective dancers in the show will be auditioned at the Atrium Event Centre, Stadium Road.
Those who want to participate in the show can register by sending 'DANCE' to the short code 55517 in Nigeria and 3030 in Ghana through their Glo lines.
Registration costs N100 for Nigeria and 0.5GHc for Ghana. "Once they send the SMS to the short code, they will then be requested to send their details such as name and location at no extra charge. All successful registrations will get a confirmatory SMS with instructions on what to do next.