Dance With Peter… Six Finalists Emerge From Abuja


Dancers at the Abuja audition

A total of six finalists have emerged from the first audition of Glo-sponsored reality show, Dance with Peter in Abuja. The battle for the N3million and Toyota Rav4 offered by the telecoms giant as star prize for the reality TV show, kicked off with a bang and energetic performances.

The six lucky dancers shortlisted for the finals billed for Lagos are 24 year-old professional dancer, Yemi Afolabi Osokoya; 21-year-old National Open University undergraduate, Miracle Chinonso Nelson; female architect, Mariam Ahmed; a male dancer, Ibrahim Afeez Abiodun; female dancers, Amenze Blessing Omoregie, and an all male dance troupe called ElevatorzNg, made up of five Theatre and Cultural Studies undergraduates of Nasarawa State University.

They are Atuonwu Samson, Kelvin Anyaruoh, Jekeygreen Emmanuel, Michael Atuonwu and Godrich Olokor Ogenebroze. The finalists will compete with  other finalists who will emerge from Ghana, Port Harcourt, Lagos and Benin auditions 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 runner-up at the overall grand finale will smile home with a Honda Civic car and N2million, the 2nd runner-up will get a Kia Rio car with N1million while both of them will enjoy the privilege of featuring in a top Glo Ambassadors’ music videos.

The just concluded Abuja audition was held at the Musa Yar’Adua Centre with over 200 individual and group dancers, male and female of various ages dancing their hearts out for the six tickets at stake.

Highlight of the screening was a nine-year old Divine Uche who endeared himself to all present with eye-catching stunts and dance. He however failed to make it to the final, as he inevitably yielded to more experienced dancers much later in the night Judges at the Abuja competition included Peter Okoye of P-Square, holder of Guinness Book of Records title in dancing, Kaffy,  and P-Squares’ choreographer, Nonso,  popularly known as Don Flex.

The audition train moved to the prestigious National Theatre, South Liberia Road, Accra, on September 1 and moved to Benin, Edo State, on 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. Final audition for the show will be held in Port Harcourt on September 10 at the Atrium Event Centre, Stadium Road.

Talented dancers, who desire to participate in the show, are required to register by sending ‘DANCE’ to the short code 55517 in Nigeria and 3030 in Ghana through their Glo lines.

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