The three judges - Muyiwa Oshinaike, Jeffery Page and Comfort Fedoke - had carefully deliberated on the families that will be put up for possible eviction. The Uzodinma and Utere familieshad earlier been selected for possible eviction alongside the Oladapo and Nwaeze families who were earlier selected after their below the bar performances at the two performance shows. The four families had to come back on stage to finetune their routinesin the ‘Rhythm of Naija’ and ‘New Age’ dance performance to maintain their slots in the academy.
The tension in the hall was evident as the four families took to the stage one after the other to keep their dreams alive. The families competed first to the ‘Rhythm of Naija’ dance style. First on stage was Uzodinma family who performed to Lil Kesh’s Shoki followed by the Nwaeze family who upped the tempo with their dance rendition to MC Galaxy’s Sekem. The Utere family who were next up on stage danced to Skales Shake Body whilst the Oladapo family who performed last, danced to Runtown’s Gallardo.
For the New age dance performance, the Nwaeze family opened the dance floor after which the Uzodinma family followed with a performance which got both the audience and judges off their seats. Next up on stage was the Oladapo family while the Utere family capped off the exciting night with an amazing performance dancing to Egwu, a song by Flavour.
After all the families had put in their best performances it was then decision time as two families had to be evicted. After careful and very thorough deliberations, the judges were unanimous in their verdict as they were simply not impressed with the performances of the Oladapo and Nwaeze families who were thus evicted from the Maltina academy.
Muyiwa Osinaike, - the oldest judge on the show - while commenting on the dance steps - enjoined the families to perfect the act of chorography to suite the songs as this bring about the enjoyment the audience desire to see on the show.
Prior to the eviction showdown, the Oladapo family -who have been up for possible eviction for the second time -promised to fight their way back as they assured the judges and the audience that they will come back the next day to give their best and maintain their spot in the academy. But they were unable to impress the judges with their performance which earned them their ticket home.
Senior Brand Manager Maltina Mr. Wole Adedeji said Maltina Dance All is one way among many that NB Plc is restating its brand values. “MDA is about the dancer’s creative ability, knowledge of different dance styles, stamina and fitness. The task is no doubt enormous but it is a delight to see the result it has been producing in the last 7 seasons. Some of the dancers have taken their career further than the Maltina Dance All stage; while some are dancing locally others are doing it internationally”. He revealed.
The Maltina Dance All season 8 winning family will now take home N10 million while the first and second runners up will take home N3 million and N1million respectively. The show is in tune with the brands promise of “Sharing happiness,” creating excitement, fun and nourishment for the entire family, it is equally a dance show where families strive to outdo each other by showcasing different types of dance steps and styles to compete for the star prize.