Auditions for Globacom-sponsored international breakdance show, Glo Battle of the Year Nigeria will hold this week at the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja.
Talented youths from the various zones of the country who applied to be part of the show during the Call for Entry phase which closed on November 20th, 2021 will slug it out at the auditions slated for Thursday and Friday, December 2 and 3 at the Hotel Interconnect, Abuja.
Shortlisted contestants from Kaduna will be auditioned on December 2 while those from Abuja will have theirs on December 3. A star-studded panel of judges including Poco Lee, Pinky Debbie, Izzy Odigie, Big Flo, Maxbuck, Dunamis, Franc Okwara, JC Jedor, Poxy (Cameroon), Gidnasty (USA), Menno (Netherlands), and Manuela (Germany) will be on hand to choose the best talents among the contestants.
Globacom explained that it was throwing its weight and resources behind the international dance competition because, “We are a brand that taps into the passion and lifestyle of the Nigerian youth, and we know there are many gifted youths who need support to excel. Dance is a core passion of many Nigerian youths who are also our customers. We are, therefore, excited to unleash the unlimited potential of Nigerian dancers and provide the platform for them to showcase their abilities on the world stage”.
The company which declared that its support for the international brand runs into several millions of Naira in prize money and an opportunity to represent Nigeria at the global stage to winners at various stages of the competition, encouraged residents of the FCT who wish to be part of the excitement of the show with the contestants and interact with their favorite dance judges to visit Gloworld Shops at Aminu Kanu Crescent Wuse 2 and Jabi Lake Mall, Abuja and Suleja to secure their seats.
Dubbed BOTY, the “World Cup of Breakdance”, the dance tournament is an annual world’s biggest hip-hop dance show, which began in 1990. The regional qualifying tournaments are held worldwide with the world finals usually staged in Germany.