Total telecommunications solutions provider, Globacom is the official sponsor of the annual World Cup of Breakdance popularly known as Battle of the Year.
Glo Battle of the Year is the preliminary to the annual International Battle of the Year breakdance championship and is scheduled to hold in six cities across Nigeria including Lagos, Kaduna, Benin, Port Harcourt, Enugu, and Abuja. Regional qualifying competitions are held worldwide prior to the world finals usually staged in Germany.
Giving details of the event on Wednesday at a press statement in Lagos, Globacom’s Communications Director, and Andre Beyers revealed that the show would be broadcast in thirteen parts on television. He added that the show which promises a whopping N84 million prize money and an opportunity to winners to represent Nigeria at the global stage, would keep viewers glued to their screens and on the edge of their seats.
Beyers said further that the show would offer unlimited opportunities for Nigerian youth to pursue their passion in dance. “In line with our commitment to promoting the Nigerian entertainment industry and youth talent development across the country, we are excited to unleash the unlimited potential of Nigerian dancers and provide the platform for them to showcase their abilities on the world stage”, he added.
He urged interested dancers and dance crews to go to www.globotynigeria.com to enter for the competition and to upload a 30-second entry video, after which the top 20 entries per region in each Category will be selected.
According to him, local and international dance legends such as Gidnasty (USA), Menno (Netherlands), Manuela (Germany), Nigeria’s Poco Lee, Pinky Debbie, Izzy Odigie, Big Flo, Maxbuck, Dunamis, Franc Okwara, JC Jedor, and Poxy (Cameroon), will adjudicate to decide winners at each stage of the show.
Speaking at the press conference, the CEO, House of Royalty, and Project Coordinator, Jolomi Kendaboh, expressed confidence that “with the backing and full support of Globacom, we would take the standard of the dance competition to the next level”.