The Silverbird Galleria, Victoria Island, Lagos, was practically set ablaze with infectious energy, unbridled excitement and boisterous anticipation on Saturday evening, August 8th, 2015, at the unveiling of the Dance with Peter reality show which according to the sponsor, Globacom, will change the face of reality TV shows in the country, writes TOFARATI IGE.
Featuring one-half of the famous pop group, P-Square, Peter, the judges for Dance With Peter are dance queen, Kaffy; P-Squares’ choreographer, Nonso aka Don Flex, while the host is MTV Base’s Video Jockey (VJ), Ehis Okoegule.
According to Peter, he developed the idea five years ago, and it was borne out of the fact that there was a dearth of dance shows on TV.
The event witnessed performances from various dance crews such as Hillary Jackson’s dance crew, while the winner of the 2013 Glo X-Factor, DJ Switch was on the wheels of steel, dishing out hot tunes to the delight of the audience, and Beat 99.9 FM’s Jimmie was the host for the evening.
Peter was also feeling very generous as he doled out N100,000 each to two groups of dancers who slugged it out in an impromptu dance competition.
Dance with Peter will run for 13 weeks; the first two weeks will be spent on profiling and auditions, while the next 10 weeks would be for the elimination series which will all be themed. The last episode would be the grand finale of the show which will be held in Lagos with international superstars.
According to a press statement released by Glo, “Dance with Peter is in line with our commitment to keep on delighting our teeming subscribers and adding value to their lives, economically and socially. Our subscribers in Africa in general and West Africa in particular are about to witness the best dance show ever. It is going to be 13 weeks packed full of excitement.”
The show will be broadcast on Africa Magic, AIT in Nigeria, TV3 in Ghana and ORTV in Benin Republic.
Registration for the competition has started and it is open to only Glo Subscribers in Nigeria and Ghana. Registration costs N100 for Nigeria and 0.5GHc for Ghana. Subscribers are required to send ‘DANCE’ to the short code 55517 in Nigeria and 3030 in Ghana. They will then be requested to send their details such as Name and Location at no extra charge. All successful registrations will get a confirmatory SMS with instructions on what to do next.
Meanwhile the winner of the competition will get a cash prize of N3m, a Toyota Rav 4, and a spot in P-Square’s next music video.
The second runner-up will return home with N2m, a Honda Civic, and a spot in a Glo ambassador’s music video, while the third place winner will be made N1m richer, and also given a Kia Rio, and a spot in a Glo ambassador’s music video.
Auditions for the show will be held in Lagos, Port Harcourt, Benin and Abuja in Nigeria as well as in Accra, Ghana. Six dancers will be selected by the judges from each location for the real battle in Lagos.
Picture Credit: Tofarati Ige