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Glo Battle of the Year Nigeria – 1,542 entries, 13 weeks, 13 Judges, 1 winner

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5 reasons to watch Glo Battle of the Year Nigeria reality tv show

Globacom’s latest empowerment initiative, Glo Battle of the Year Nigeria reality tv show premiered on Saturday night on GloTV, the company’s mobile streaming app to glowing reviews and overwhelmingly positive sentiments online.

The first episode focused on the audition and elimination rounds and one of the stand-out performers was BBoyPrym whose dexterity was applauded in the comments section while Episode 2 was drama filled as crew members and siblings battled one another to get ahead.

As we countdown to Episode 3, this piece looks at what the show means from a numbers standpoint.

October 13, 2021 was launch date: The Glo Battle of the Year Nigeria reality tv show was launched on October 13, 2021 with a call for entries. The company describes theresponse as massive and overwhelming. “Since we kicked off the “call for entry” phase of the Glo Battle of the Year Nigeria competition, we have been amazed by the response we received. The array of Nigerian talents we have seen has been nothing short of exceptional and we are excited to show the world the quality of dance talents and entertainment Nigeria has.”

Auditions were held in 6 venues across 7 dance categories: Dancers and their crews came out in large numbers to take part in the auditions and elimination rounds which held in six different cities – Abuja, Kaduna, Benin, Portharcourt, Enugu and Lagos. There were tears of joy and pain as many saw their dreams atrophy before theyhad fully formed, but win or lose, it was clear that whether breakdancing or krumping or locking they all had mad skills.

1 episode down, 12 more to go: Did you miss the premiere episode on February 5, 2022 which ran on GloTV, Globacom’s streaming app? Well, don’t beat yourself up. The Glo Battle of the Year Nigeria reality tvshow will run for another 12 weeks so there is plenty of time to play catch up and enjoy all the exciting dance flooractions. Check out  highlights that are posted daily on social media or click on GloTv and watch again and again.

13 Judges will help pick winners: As contestants battling it out for a chance to win mega-millions in the GloBattle of Year Nigeria reality tv show, there will be 13 dance icons, award winners and experts in their various fields drawn from across the world to help decide who stays on and who drops off. The judges include Menno from the Netherlands, BGirl Manuela from Germany and BBoy Poxxy from Cameroun. Others are BBoy Gidnasty, Locking Si’on and Izzy Odigie from Nigeria/USA. The rest are Nigerian based JC Jedor, Poco Lee, Pinkie Debby, Frank Okwara, Big Flow, MaxBuck and Dunamis from Nigeria.

1,542 entries received from around Nigeria: Auditions are necessary for separating the chaff from the wheat but sometimes, especially as was the case with the Glo Battle of the Year Nigeria reality tv show, it gets pretty hard making that distinction but some had to progress while others had to drop off. In all, 1,200 dancers took part in the auditions with 168 (28 from each city) progressing to the next rounds.

Over 200 men and women involved in the production: For a massive production stretching over 6 cities with the semi-finals and finals billed as live recordings in Lagos, the Glo Battle of the Year Nigeria reality tv show is a massive undertaking providing employment to hundreds of Nigerians. Over 200 production crew members are working on the show from camera men to sound men, events coordinators to logistics managers, editors to graphics designers, security tomedical personnel. This is a massive undertaking with Globacom as sponsor.

How much is involved?: At Globacom it’s all about empowering Nigerians so it’s never about the money but it is important to take a look at what Glo must be shelling out to produce this 13 episode reality tv show through which the company hopes to empower young Nigerians who want to make it to the top as dancers. There is the cost of production, of paying crews, buying air time for broadcasting the show on terrestrial and cable tv then the mega millions that winners will go home with. Add it all together and you are looking at something hoooooooooooge as they say on the streets.

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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Obasanjo Begins Mobilization Of Southern Nigeria Against Atiku , Drums Support For Peter Obi

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Obasanjo Begins Mobilization Of Southern Nigeria Against Atiku , Drums Support For Peter Obi

Looks like Olusegun Obasanjo has made up his mind to ensure Atiku Abubakar never becomes President of Nigeria. 

NAIJA NEWS NG monitored a report by Leadership Newspaper reveals that the former President has started mobilizing strategic stakeholders in the southern part of the country against PDP’s candidate, Atiku Abubakar .

Political sources, who confirmed the move, said the former president, who expressed unhappiness at the emergence of Atiku Abubakar as the PDP presidential candidate ahead of his southern counterparts, argued that power should return to the South after President Muhammadu Buhari’s eight years as president.

Atiku emerged PDP candidate for a second time in four years at the MKO National Stadium late Saturday, scoring a total of 371 Votes to defeat his closest rival, Nyesom Wike, who scored 237 votes.

The sources said Obasanjo’s grievances with Atiku may not be unconnected to the longstanding differences since they both acted as president and vice president of the country, when Atiku rose to fame.

However, Obasanjo forgave and supported Atiku in the last general elections which the latter lost to an incumbent President Muhammadu Buhari.

But sources said Obasanjo would rather have another person win the PDP presidential ticket instead of the former vice president and that is why he is determined to mobilise Southern leaders against Atiku at the 2023 general elections.

Wike, Makinde , Ortom , Donald Duke Meet Obasanjo

Top sources, who spoke to LEADERSHIP exclusively on the current plan, said the former president had already detailed former Cross River State governor, Donald Duke, to start the process of organising strategic leaders against Atiku.

The sources said part of Duke’s assignments is to mobilise support across the southern part of the country in favour of Peter Obi, who is the presidential candidate for the Labour Party.

Obasanjo also held meetings with Obi and Duke and urged them to lobby River State governor, Nyesom Wike, who is obviously angry at the outcome of the primary of the PDP, where he lost to Ati ku Abubakar.

The sources also said Obasanjo had concluded plans to personally meet with Wike and all the top stakeholders from the southern part of the country to ensure that power returns to the south at the 2023 general election.

Peter Obi Meets Obasanjo (Photos )

Other sources also noted that Duke’s grievances are with the alleged betrayal of Wike by the Sokoto State governor, Aminu Tambuwal, who openly stepped down at the 11th hour of the PDP primary election and told his delegates to vote for Atiku, despite the fact that Wike has always supported Tambuwal both politically, financially and otherwise, especially during the 2019 PDP presidential primary elections.

Duke is also said to be aggrieved over the money spent on Tambuwal and his ambition by Wike, who naturally should get his support at the primaries but lost it due to northern collaboration before the primaries.

Duke, while lamenting the betrayal to Obasanjo, also confirmed the betrayal of some southern governors who wanted their delegates to vote for Atiku, noting that it was only delegates from Akwa Ibom and Edo that defied their governors’ order to vote for Wike.

After the primary, Wike had declared that some PDP governors ganged up with some vested interest groups to derail the quest for Southern Nigeria to produce the next president.

He said it was the agreement of the Southern governors that the presidency should come to the South, which he stood by going into the contest.

Meanwhile, Duke is also said to have already started working towards mobilisation for this task, as he has already contacted a respected priest from Cross River State, pointing out the implications of power remaining in the north and the neglect of the South East and the South South, which were already allegedly schemed out in the PDP power equation.

 

Ayu To PDP Leaders: Let’s Stop APC’s Misrule

Meanwhile, former Vice President Atiku Abubakar has rallied PDP members to unite and end the misrule of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC).

Atiku stated this shortly after receiving his certificate of return as the PDP presidential candidate at the party’s national secretariat, adding that the recent party primaries were a contest within family members on how to put their best feet forward.

Atiku emerged presidential candidate of the PDP last Saturday.

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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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