• Tuesday, February 27, 2024
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Kano dance group to represent Nigeria in K-POP festival in Korea

Kano dance group to represent Nigeria in K-POP festival in Korea
Northsidekingz dance group from Kano have emerged overall winner in the 7th Korean pop (K-POP) dance competition held  in Abuja claiming the new grand price of N500, 000 against N300,00 in past competitions.
The Korean ambassador to Nigeria, Lee In-tae said that  the group have qualified for the preliminary rounds to represent Nigeria at the world K-Pop festival in Korea alongside ‘Classic Royal’ dance group from Port Harcourt who won second place clinging 300, 000 reward. The ‘fragiles dance crew’ who represented Nigeria won the 2017 K-POP world festival in Korea.
This year’s edition of the K – POP competition saw seven dance groups competing in the adult category and six others in the students category, cash rewards was also increased. ‘Julimore’ won the students category with a cash reward of N300,000.
‘K-PODIANS boys’ and ‘K-PODIANS girls’ won first and second runner up with a cash prize of N200,000 and N100,000 respectively. Other contestants in the students
category includes; K-Stromers girls, JSS Zuba and G.S.S.
The adult category had; ‘Classic Royals’, ‘I am fly’ , ‘octupus’ all from port Harcourt, ‘Dance X intl’ from Calabar, ‘ ‘Northsidekingz’ (winner) from Kano, ‘j race’ from Jos and ‘The elites’ from Enugu who came third with N100,000 reward.
The Ambassador in his welcome speech noted that Nigeria is blessed with abundant talents. ” I am happy that K-POP competition is providing a platform to promote creativity and entertainment, enabling Nigerian youths showcase their talents, improve their skills and prepare for future challenges and success.
“This year’s competition witnessed a record submission of entries by professional crews and 30 crews initially contesting for a place in today’s final. The price money for the winner in the professional category is now half a million naira while 300,000 is now the prize for the winner in the School category”
K-POP dance competition is an annual dance competition where dance teams from across the country are free to participate. It aims to promote understanding and strengthen bilateral relations between Nigeria and Korea through cultural exchanges.