Winners will equally have an opportunity to represent Nigeria at the global stage of the competition to hold in Germany.
Glo to give out N84m, other prizes in Battle of the Year dance competition
Total telecommunications solutions provider, Globacom, on Wednesday announced it will be giving out N84 million to successful participants in the Glo Battle of the Year, dance competition.
At a press conference that held in Lagos, Globacom’s Communications Director, Andre Beyers, made this announcement, saying the show would offer unlimited opportunities for Nigerian youth to pursue their passion.
“In line with our commitment to promoting the Nigerian entertainment industry and youth talent development across the country, we are excited to unleash the unlimited potential of Nigerian dancers and provide the platform for them to showcase their abilities on the world stage”, he stated.
Beyers further disclosed that local and international dance legends such as Poco Lee, Pinky Debbie, Izzy Odigie, Big Flo, Maxbuck, Dunamis, Franc Okwara, JC Jedor, Poxy (Cameroon), Gidnasty (USA), Menno (Netherlands), Manuela (Germany) will feature as judges throughout the show.
The Battle of the Year competition is an annual international breakdancing competition that began in Hannover, Germany, over 20 years ago. The regional qualifying tournaments are held worldwide and culminate in the world finals, usually held in Germany, with over 12,000 visitors across the world. It is widely regarded as the World Cup of breakdancing.
The CEO, House of Royalty, and Project Coordinator, Jolomi Kendaboh, who also spoke at the press conference noted that Glo Battle of the Year is the preliminary to the annual International Battle of the Year breakdance championship. “We are confident that with the backing and full support of Globacom, we would take the standard of the dance competition to the next level”, he said.
Glo Battle of the Year will take place across six states- Lagos, Kaduna, Benin, Port Harcourt, Enugu, and Abuja. Interested dancers and dance crews are to go to www.globotynigeria.com to enter for the competition. Participants will be required to upload a 30-second entry video, after which the top 20 entries per region in each category will be selected.
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