BrandArena: Aftermath of Lagos Audition: 11 Finalists for Next stage of MDA 8

Tuesday 29 July 2014

Aftermath of Lagos Audition: 11 Finalists for Next stage of MDA 8

(R-L)  Senior Brand Manager Maltina, Wole Adedeji presenting prizes to winners of the age 5-12 category, First runner up, Segun Ahmed, Overall winner of the category, Okafor Favour and the Second runner up Precious Npamugo during the Maltina Dance All season eight (MDA 8) audition in Lagos.
After a gruelling ten hours battle at the Lagos audition of Nigeria’ number one family dance show Maltina Dance All (MDA) season eight which held at the National Art Theatre Iganmu, eleven outstanding contestants were selected to proceed to the next stage after showing exceptional dance steps move.

The eleven, who are known as family representatives will still have to perform with their respective family members and if they meet the tough criteria and pass the stringent medical tests they will then be admitted into the Maltina academy alongside families from other regions. The next stage will then signal the commencement of the highly entertaining family dance show.

 They are: Nwaeze Favour 20, Aina Damilola 24, Tolu Okelowo 22, Ndulue Uche 22, Eniola Awokoye 19, Nwankwo Josephine 22, Akin Afolajuwon 21, OreOluwa Oladapo 18, Samuel Owusu 18, Abunwa James 24 and Awokoya Gbenga 18.

The first day of the auditions - which was the general session - was set aside for dancers from age categories; 5 - 12, 13 – 19, 20 - 29 and 30 and above, to compete for prizes ranging from Home Theatres, 22-inch Flat screen television sets and 5.5KVA Generating sets.

 In the 5-12 age category; 10-year old Okafor Favour emerged winner and carted home the grand-prize of a brand-new generating set while Segun Ahmed 7 and Precious Npamugo 12  emerged first and second-runners up respectively with a home-theatre and LCD TV Set as prizes. The 13-19 age category saw Ore Oluwa Oladapo 18, emerge overall winner while Oko Faith 16 and Awokoya Eniola 19 emerged first and second-runners up respectively.

 For the 20 - 29 age category, Ndulue Unchenna 22, came out tops while Nwaizu Emmanuel 22 and Aina Damilola 24, emerged first and second-runners up respectively. In the 30 and above age category, Maua Ulugbe, a 31 year old media practitioner emerged winner while Binta Martins 48 and Ephiphame Pascal 43, emerged first   and second-runners up respectively.

Senior Brand Manager Maltina, Wole Adedeji remarked that, “MDA has been a very tangible platform to convey the Maltina brand message over the years. The excitement and the happiness expressed by everybody here is a reflection of what the Maltina brand is about and is in sync with this year’s MDA theme, Rhythm of Happiness’. The MDA is also a strong platform that brings families together. It’s all about bonding, sharing and caring. The energy, talent and excitement displayed by the dancers were impressive.

After the auditioning process, the eleven dancers now stand a chance to compete for the grand prize of 10 million naira and the title of Nigeria’s number one dancing family.The first and second runners up will also get N3 million and N1 million respectively.

 The audition train moves to Abuja – Nicon Luxury Hotel on August 1st – 2nd. Consumers who missed the opportunity of registering online at would have the opportunity to register at the audition venues.

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