Organizers of the Dance With Peter reality TV show will this weekend pull the veil to reveal the 30 dancers who have qualified to compete for the coveted crown.
A statement from the headquarters of the sponsors of the show, national telecom operator, Globacom, said the finalists will be unveiled during the telecast of the show on Africa Magic, AIT, and MTV Base. Africa Magic Urban (Channel 153 on DSTV) airs the show on Saturdays from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m., while AIT broadcasts it every Sunday from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. Similarly, the programme will run on MTV Base on Wednesdays from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Globacom announced in the statement that the breakdown of the thirty finalists shows that Abuja produced eight dancers; Ghana, five; and Benin, six. On the other hand, five dancers were selected from Port Harcourt and six from Lagos.
The eight dancers selected from the Abuja auditions are Biodun Ibrahim (27), Omoregie Amenze Blessing (17), Samson Atuonwu (27), Yemi Osokoya (24), Kelvin Ayanruoh (24), Olokor Godric (23), Miracle Nelson (21), and Mariam Ahmed (29). From Ghana are five dancers, Dibebe Lea (24), Julius Fakta (23), Samuel Mensah (22), Nartey Mannaseh (26) and Jonathan Tetteh (27).
From the Benin auditions are the following dancers: Michael Ogah Adaikwu (20), Uzodinma Callistus Chibueze (22), Amechina David (22), Ambrose Idemudia (25), Paulette Iwenjiora (24) and Ajayi Olusegun (22), while the five Port Harcourt contestants in the finals are Njoku Cynthia Nneka (25), Blankson Ugele (30), Opus Theo James (18), Love-Divine Ike (18) and Etsito Toju (25).
Lagos has six dancers in the finals. Those who made it are Idundun Gloria (26), Tolu Okelowo (22), Nda-Kato-Messiah (24), Enoch Ernest (22), Eromose Ordai (20) and Malachi Osita (26).
The finalists who will go into the Dance with Peter Academy will be mentored by the three judges each of whom has 10 dancers in his or her team. The judges are Peter Okoye of PSquare, Kafayat Shafau Ameh, popularly known as Kaffy, and dance instructor and choreographer, Don Flexx.