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Crews battle on as Glo Battle of the Year Nigeria finals loom

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Crews battle on as Glo Battle of the Year Nigeria finals loom

Fans of the wildly popular Glo Battle of the Year Nigeria reality tv show which has just aired its 9th episode must now be very familiar with Show host Do2Tun’s favorite line – “Let the battle begin!”

Those four words seem ready-made for the crew stage of the competition which has been delivering well-choreographed routines, seamless transitions, and power moves as BBoys and BGirls battle for a chance to prove dance supremacy and win mega millions.

A crew is a team and a team is, as they say, as strong as its weakest link and nowhere is this aphorism better proved than on the dance floor where one misstep or slight stumble can mark the end of the crews’ dreams.

Past Battle of the Year winners, Space Unlimited came into the semi-finals high on confidence. “We are not scared of any crew. We are ready. We own this show.”

Those who say talk is cheap may have a point but not when it comes to a supremely confident and uber-talented crew like Space Unlimited which made quick work of Concrete crew to book a regional final showdown against fan favorite and defending BOTY champions, 619 crew.

Footloops and Delta All-Stars will be locking horns in the regional finals in Benin but if things had gone differently it would have been Footloops versus the Icon World duo who had the crowd whooping and clapping as they displayed well-co-ordinated moves.

There was such a collective gasp of disappointment from the audience when Delta All-Stars were announced the winners prompting show judge JD Jedor had to explain. According to the judge and award-winning dancer “This is a BBoy competition. We were looking for footwork, freezes, and power moves.”

As the show hurtles towards its climax in the national finals scheduled for Episodes 12 and 13, the men are being separated from the boys.

In Abuja, Illy City Breakers will battle Street Cypher in the regional finals scheduled for Episode 10. In Kaduna, Funky Fellas will take on 3ple Dk while Elite will do battle against DQuest House in Port-Harcourt. The Enugu finals will be between Step crew and Outsiders.

As the national finals loom and winners inch close to the mega-millions remember you can still will your own millions just by sending in a dance video, tagging a Glo social media handle, and adding the hashtag #globattleoftheyear.

By Bolaji Remilekun

I am Paschal Ogechi Obi Chikero . I have written and published three books , I wrote Festus Keyamo's biography- Lion In Isolation .I have been a Reality TV show Producer/Creator, an Actor and Film Script Writer.

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Garland for the legend: Veteran Actress, Taiwo Ajai-Lycett, Receives AMVCAs Industry Merit Award

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Garland for the legend: Veteran Actress, Taiwo Ajai-Lycett, Receives AMVCAs Industry Merit Award

Veteran actress, journalist and television presenter, Taiwo Ajai-Lycett was honoured with the Industry Merit Award at the 8th Africa Magic Viewers’ Choice Awards (AMVCA) on Saturday night.

 

The AMVCA continued its tradition of recognizing veterans in the film industry who have in no small way contributed to the development of the African film and television industry.

 

The screen doyen admitted to being short of words as she received the AMVCA award that solidifies her status in Nollywood’s Hall of Fame.  She joins other industry stalwarts to have clinched the award. They include Olu Jacobs, Pete Edochie, Amaka Igwe, Bukky Ajayi, Sadiq Daba, Chika Okpala, Tunde Kelani and Peter Igho.

 

Full of emotions, she described how happy she was to receive the award.

 

“I’ve lived to carry this. This is a major surprise to me. I’ve been to places but there’s no place like home,” the legendary filmmaker said. Her statement made a case for honouring our legends while they are still alive.

 

Ajai-Lycett, 81, is renowned for her charismatic acting, wit, grace and eloquence. After she made her acting debut in 1966 in Wole Soyinka’s two-act comedy ‘The Lion and the Jewel’, she went on to become a regular in British sitcoms such as Comedy Playhouse, Angels, Some Mothers Do ‘Ave ‘Em alongside Michael Crawford, better known as ‘Frank Spencer’, among others

 

Her Nollywood portfolio boasts of  watched films and series such as Dazzling Mirage, Oloibiri, Madam President and more recently, King of Boys: The Return of the King.

 

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AMVCA8: AFRICA MAGIC ENGAGES INDUSTRY STAKEHOLDERS IN CONTENT MARKET WORKSHOP

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AMVCA8: AFRICA MAGIC ENGAGES INDUSTRY STAKEHOLDERS IN CONTENT MARKET WORKSHOP

The content market workshop, a part of activities for the 8th AMVCAs, held on Tuesday, 10 May and featured African film producers, actors, actresses, and industry stakeholders.

 

The workshop created a platform where industry stakeholders and partners shared best practices and actionable insight on Africa Magic’s content acquisition processes. It provided a platform for filmmakers to showcase authentic local content.

 

The Executive head of Content and West Africa, Dr. Busola Tejumola, spoke on the need to create a forum that will focus on delivering effective feedback for the purpose of promoting standard content from both ends.

 

“We love the engagement from this workshop, and it will be exciting to have this twice a year. We need to improve and continually evolve with our production, storytelling, continually receive feedback, and create more industry engagements like this,” she said.

 

One of the panel sections focused on the integral steps needed for film recognition. The discussion was chaired by Margaret Akoh, Dotun Ojoh, Showmax Nigeria’s Adeola Oluwatobi, and Tayo Adetunji. Emphasis was placed on the need to create quality content, keep up with industry trends, and select suitable platforms that resonate with the filmmakers’ core audience.

 

The workshop was attended by top industry personalities including Head of Corporate Affairs, MultiChoice Nigeria Caroline Oghuma, and Head Judge for 8th AMVCA Victor Okhai, amongst others.

 

The AMVCA week will reach its climax on Saturday, 14th of May when the AMVCA award night will hold. The award night will be aired live on Africa Magic channels on DStv and GOtv from 4 pm WAT.

 

 

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NEW SONG ALERT : Kizz Daniel Buga ft Tekno

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NEW SONG ALERT : Kizz Daniel Buga ft Tekno

Naija News NG reports that a Nigerian singer and father, Kizz Daniel has unleashed another banger, a single titled: “Buga” featuring Tekno.

The new song, we are sure, would be a delight to the listening ears of music lovers who are readers of naijanewsng.com.

Below is a link to listen to the lovely song.

 

 

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