|Shows the final evelev contestants that qualify for the next stage|
… As Eleven Qualify for next stage
The atmosphere at the National Art Theatre Lagos, venue of the Maltina Dance All Season eight (MDA8) audition was charged as thousands of contestants rocked the dance stage with the new dance style Rhythm of Happiness Dance (ROHD) as the quest for places in the Maltina Academy heats up.
The ROHD dance is a new easy to learn hip-hop dance style that reflects contemporary pop culture. The new dance style is a prelude to the popular family dance show, MDA season eight tagged “The Rhythm of Happiness” The contestants displayed attitude of champions as they learnt the new dance style with excitement. It is also predicted that the dance style will thrill the hip- hop world in the next two years.
Shows contestants rocking with the ROHD at the audition centre in Lagos
It would be recalled that Mr. Kufre Ekanem, Corporate Affairs Adviser, Nigerian Breweries Plc at the press briefing to kick-off the show, described the dance performance as just “a tip of the iceberg from this season of Maltina Dance All.” And true to those words, Lagos contestants gave their best by showcasing their versions of the ROHD.
At the end of the gruelling and highly entertaining competition, eleven dancers were selected by the judges to proceed to the next stage.The eleven dancers are: Nwaeze Favour 20, Aina Damilola 24, Tolu Okelowo 22, Ndulue Uche 22, Eniola Awokoye 19, Nwankwo Josephine 22, Akin Afolajuwon 21, OreOluwa Oladapo 18, Samuel Owusu 18, Abunwa James 24 and Awokoya Gbenga 18. The next step is for the eleven contestants to participate with their families at their homes and if they are selected and pass the medical tests they will finally qualify to enter the popular MDA Academy.
On what is up for grabs for this year’s edition, the Corporate Affairs Adviser said the winning family will go home with the grand prize of a whooping sum of N10 million. The first and second runners up will also get N3 million and N1 million respectively. This is a considerable increase from the N6 million, N1 million and N500, 000 won last year by contestants.