Prize money of N84 million and the opportunity to represent Nigeria on the global stage are some of the prizes that Globacom has received in the world’s largest hip-hop dance show, Glo Battle of the. awards year sponsored by the digital solutions provider.
Globecom’s communications director, Andre Beyers, gave a press conference at its headquarters in Victoria Island, Lagos , on Wednesday.
LR: Globacom’s Head of Web Sales, Ugochukwu Ibe; Communications Director, Andre Beyers; Elvis Ogiemwanye from Marketing Communications and Head of Tertiary Institutions Data Sales, Osagie Esangbedo, at the presentation of Glo Battle of the Year, the world’s largest dance show, in Lagos on Wednesday .
He said the show would give Nigerian youth unlimited opportunities to pursue their passion. “ In line with our commitment to promoting the Nigerian entertainment industry and the development of young talent across the country, we are excited to unleash the unlimited potential of Nigerian dancers and give them the platform to showcase their skills on the world stage.” / i> “, he said.
Battle of the Year is an annual international breakdance challenge that began over 20 years ago in Germany and is widely regarded as the world breakdance championship. The regional qualification tournaments are held worldwide, with the world finals usually being held in Germany.
Mr. Beyers stated that the Glo Battle of the Year will be held in six states, Lagos will be broadcast on a thirteen-part television show, Kaduna, Benin, Port Harcourt, Enugu and Abuja. He promised that the show would captivate viewers to their screens and to the edge of their seats.
He also announced that local and international dance legends like Gidnasty (USA), Menno (Netherlands), Manuela (Germany), Poco Lee from Nigeria, Pinky Debbie, Izzy Odigie, Big Flo, Maxbuck, Dunamis, Franc Okwara, JC Jedor and Poxy (Cameroon) were judges throughout the show.
He asked interested dancers and dance crews to take part in the competition at www.globotynigeria.com. Entrants must upload a 30-second entry video, after which the top 20 entries per region in each category will be selected.
The CEO, House of Royalty and Project Coordinator Jolomi Kendaboh, the also speaking at the press conference, stated that Glo Battle of the Year is the preliminary round of the annual International Battle of the Year breakdance championship. “ We are confident that with the support and full support of Globacom we would take the standard of dance competition to the next level ,” he said.