by Ifreke Inyang
The dance reality show, Dance 234 has ended. After 13 weeks of intense competition, finally six contestants made it to the final which included Jane Chude, Bryan Peters, Unoma Onywekwelu, Bamidele, Uche Cosmos and Emmy, they had to slug it out for the grand prize of a car, N1,000,000 and a dance course abroad. It was indeed a night of glitz, glamour and style as the six contestants were made to perform individually and in groups. The judges – Preeye Yibowei the ever smiling and delectable Nigerian dance instructor, Brandiny of the Mask Dance Team and Maryanne had their hands full in the process of deciding the eventual winner. Bamidele and Jane did a couple routine, Emmy and Uche did a blend of contemporary jazz while Bryan and Unoma stepped up their game as they performed to a love song.
After these exchanges of dance steps and extensions, it was time for the winners to be announced. In 4th place was Jane and finishing 3rd was Unoma. At this point, the studio was filled with tension as fingers were permanently crossed and apprehension heightened. Eventually, the winner was announced; Uche Cosmos, walking away with the highly coveted grand prize of a car, one million Naira and a dance training abroad. The duo of Bryan and Unoma walked away with N750, 000 and N500, 000 respectively. Bryan and Unoma also attracted a scholarship to study dance at the Society for performing Arts in Lagos for the duration of three semesters only.