by Rachel Ogbu
‘Step Out’ is a new dance competition launched on Friday, March 1, 2013, it’s searching for new and clever dance routines that are fun and simple.
Created by gospel act, Gbenga Adenuga; ‘Step Out’ is looking for the best choreography for his hit single; ‘E be like Say’.
“It has been exciting praising God all my life, worshipping with his people and mentoring new gospel acts both in music and dance,” Adenuga said. “I decided that it’s time to take this to the next level – and actively generate interest and activity that will develop the minds and skills of the new school.”
“The goal is also to provide, joyful, alternative entertainment for young Christians living in today’s world,” Adenuga added.
Presented as a dance party, the competition is open to everyone with talent to step on the stage to entertain and uplift.
100 young Nigerians will be shortlisted for the opportunity, and the steps to take include:
a) Fill the form and upload on site www.gbengaadenuga.com/stepout
b) Download the song
c) Record video and upload on the site (no video uploaded on
YouTube will be treated)
d) Multiple entries are allowed.
Registrants should note that only the first 100 entries will be treated and submission is open from Friday March 1, 2013. It closes once the 100 mark is reached.
The competition will be judged by two of Nigeria’s most respected dance instructors Segun Lawal (Spirit of David) and David Abraham (Xplicit) – and the winning dance will be adopted for the ‘Step Up’ campaign. The winner also gets the grand prize of N250, 000.
“I think this is an important milestone for the Gospel genre. The imagery in many modern music videos can be quite sensual and that leaves a huge bloc of the public out,” Lawal said. “I think it is time we show young Christians that dance can be fun, entertaining and still uplift your heart and soul for the Lord to witness.”
‘E be like say’ drives the singer’s vision not just as another track but as a campaign for alternative entertainment suited for the church. Billed as the next big thing in gospel entertainment, it is receiving attention globally with radio airplay across the world.
Adenuga, known for songs like ‘Shalalalala’ leads one of Nigeria’s most dynamic party bands – the 14-man ‘Dance with Gbenga Adenuga’ (DWGA).
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