#Igotthemoves 2.0: Big wins as students smile home with prizes
With the blend of energetic, fun audience and electrifying performances from Vector, Poco Lee, DJ Mojoe, MC Prof, Tolu Daniels and many more, along with a host of other upcoming Nigerian entertainers, this year’s edition of I Got the Moves 2.0, a dance tour competition, certainly went down as a memorable event.
Powered by Africa’s most customer-centric brand, itel Mobile, the event, which main thrust is to give Nigerian youths a platform to showcase their talent offered fans of the itel brand and lovers of dance an experience to cherish for a long time.
This year’s dance contest, a sequel to last year’s edition, started in September with a visit to selected Nigerian universities including Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka (UNIZIK), University of Port-Harcourt (UNIPORT) and Adekunle Ajasin University (AAUA) among others. The tour was held to create awareness for the brand’s latest selfie-centric device, S15 and S15 Pro.
Students auditioned at these universities to participate in the regional contests and those who emerged as winners were rewarded with N50,000 cash and the latest devices.
Supported by Airtel, Palmpay, Phoenix Browser, Scooper and Malta Guinness, the grand finale, which held at the Sports Center of Yaba College of Technology (YabaTech) Lagos, ended on an explosive high note with stunning performances from individual and group contestants from Yabatech, UNILAG, LASPOTECH, LASU and FCE(T), Akoka all vying for the ultimate cash prize of N500,000 and an S15 smartphone.
After a fiercely contested dance battle, the Aji Dancers from UNILAG emerged as group winner, while Okunuga Jamal, an undergraduate student of Yabatech emerged the winner of the individual category.
Not able to contain his excitement, Okunuga expressed gratitude to the brand for providing the platform. He said, “I’m still in shock, I saw so many dancers who seemed to have danced better than me, but I couldn’t believe it when the crowd cheered and chose me as the grand prize winner.”
“I am super grateful for this platform created for dancers from all over the country to show their talent and the stuff they are made of. This money will go a long way to help me pursue my dreams,” he added.
Addressing the media on the dance contest, itel’s Marketing Communications Manager, West Africa, Oke Umurhohwo, stated that the competition was to promote the amazing dance culture that is inherent in Nigerians. He added that the competition was also to showcase itel Mobile as a fun loving and youth-centric brand while creating awareness for the newly released selfie camera smartphones.
Also, an online dance contest was held on the Vskit mobile platform, which had dancers compete to win smartphones and other amazing goodies from the brand.
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