Lagos set for Ijoya Rumble dance festival – The Sun Nigeria

All roads lead to Teslim Balogun Stadium, Surulere, Lagos on Saturday 13th August during the Ijoya Rumble Dance Festival from 10am.

Organized by entertainment marketing and advertising agency, Real Made in Africa, Ijoya Rumble is a family entertainment television/line dance show that seeks to identify and reward young talent in Nigeria.

According to President/Founder, Ijoya Rumble, Churchill Edore, the event will highlight the role of dance as a tool for youth advocacy, empowerment and engagement. “I am based overseas. I came back on purpose for this program. Dancing is one of my hobbies. So with that, I give back to society. Nigerians are suffering right now, so we thought of making people smile with this program. We are telling Nigerians to come and free themselves from the economic bites and pains they are currently going through, he said.

Asked if the dance festival was limited to Lagos, Edore explained that it would take Nigeria’s major communities by storm, providing opportunities for dynamic young people. In his words, “The Ijoya Rumble Dance Festival will attract young people from higher institutions and communities in Nigeria, to raise awareness and drive traffic towards the biggest dance competition scheduled for December 2022. We are using this medium to make take many young people off the streets to become dancers and rise from grass to grace, and make Nigeria a better place. We are only starting in Lagos, after which we will go to every local government in every state. Then the finalists will come to Lagos for the grand finale where prizes will be awarded. Now the competition is self-funded. We are open to partnerships and sponsorships.

Project coordinator Andrew Moses promised attendees and guests a lot of fun and entertainment at the show. “There’s going to be a lot of entertainment outside of dancing. We are expecting a whole bunch of artists and musicians to come and perform before the ball itself. It’s going to be a very entertaining day. We start from auditions, to the selection of the best dancers, then to the grand finale. A winner will come out at 6 p.m. that day,” he said.

However, while the winner will smile at the bank with a huge $1,000 (N700,000), five lucky individuals/groups would go home with N50,000 each. There are also consolation prizes for other participants such as top-up cards, gift cards, etc.

To enter, interested contestants aged 16 and over must record a one-minute dance video of themselves and submit it to Ijoya’s Instagram page: #ijoyarumble/@ijoyarumble. But if there is a problem, they are supposed to come to the spot to register on the spot. The show will be broadcast live.

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