Thursday, 19 November 2015

Dance with Peter contestants focus on Skelewu, Azonto, other African steps

Miracle pulling a dance stunt in the Glo-sponsored reality TV show, Dance with Peter.

 The remaining 15 contestants in the ongoing Glo-sponsored Dance with Peter reality TV show continued their quest for glory on Saturday with a focus on ‘Afrobeat Street Challenge.

The challenge featured trending African street dance steps such as Alanta, Skelewu, Azonto, Galala, Sekem, Shakiti and many others. The housemates were told to choose any African music for their dance presentation.

The contestants in the academy were tutored by the three judges comprising Peter Okoye of PSquare, dance choreographer, Don Flexx and dance queen Kaffy. Team Flexx was made up of MX, Yemi, Kevin, T-Rubber, Nekky and G-Extreme; Team Kaffy had Paulette, Messiah, Julius Faktah and Amazing Amy, while Team Peter comprised C-Fly, Miracle, Tee Jay, Da Octopus and Bobby Blankson.

The first to go was Miracle, who brilliantly performed Lion King’s theme song at the last challenge, earning standing ovation from the judges. This time he opted to perform Toofan’s Gweta and May D’s Ibadi. MX performed JJC’s Motiwa and Da Octopus performed Konga’s Kabaka.

Teejay did Omawumi’s Somori, G-Extreme performed Lil Keshi’s Gbese, C-Fly did Cabo Snoop’s Prakatatumba, while Nekky performed PSquare and Awilo’s Enemy Solo. The other contestants who performed are Messiah, who did DJ Spinall’s Excuse me, T-Rubber who performed Koffi Olomide’s Eta Major, Kelvin who did DJ Arafat’s Chebele, Julius Faktah who performed Toofan’s Orobo and Amazing Amy who did Almok’s Gweta.

A female contestant in the Glo-sponsored Dance with Peter reality TV show performing on Saturday night during the broadcast of the show.

The guest judge in this edition of the show was Burna Boy, who was impressed by the dexterity and theatrics of the housemates. He was enamoured of MX’s ability to switch dance steps and transit with ease. “That was really good, MX. How did you do that. I’m really impressed, keep it up,” he enthused.

It wasn’t a very good outing for Tee Jay, according to Don Flexx. He advised her to pay more attention to her body movements and rhythm. “When you began your performance, I was enthusiastic that you would sail through, but you dropped your energy right at the middle and lost concentration. You also need to watch your movements,” he advised the contestant.
The three judges gave a standing ovation to Da Octopus for his performance.  Peter who described his outing as mind-blowing advised him to sustain his energy up to the end.  “You blew my mind Da Octopus, but you need to maintain that energy with which you performed tonight,” he counseled.

The three put on probation in the last edition, Paulette, Yemi and Bobby Blankson, were evicted during the show after garnering the lowest number of votes from the public. While Peter Okoye expressed enthusiasm that the evicted housemates had the potentials of becoming great dancers and living out their dreams, Kaffy encouraged them to remain focused, dogged and pursue their dreams as she had been greatly inspired by their determination to succeed.

Viewers and members of the audience who have won prizes in the voting and Trivia games were presented with their prizes which included iPhones, Glo Mifi, Modems, recharge cards and cash.

The Saturday edition will be repeated on African Independent Television (AIT) on Sunday at 5 p.m for the benefit of those who missed it. The show will also air on MTV Base on Wednesdays from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. 

Globacom advised the public to vote for their preferred contestant by sending his or her code to 55518 at the cost of N50 per SMS. Those up for eviction are MX, Miracle, Messiah, Tee Jay and Nekky.

Voting lines are open from 8 p.m. on Saturday to 12 midnight on Monday.

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