Well I know most of you consider P-Square’s Peter Okoye as a musician, but I made an amazing discovery last night at the Thought Pyramid Art Centre Abuja. Peter considers himself first as a dancer before anything else, and revealed this at the unveiling of his pet project ‘’Dance with Peter” last night. Unknown to many, the duo of Peter & Paul ‘’PSQUARE’’ as they are popularly known had started off as dancers and actually came to limelight after emerging winners at a Benson & Hedges competition in 2001. Peter jokingly confirmed that they took a night bus to that event and it eventually launched them into stardom. Today Peter wants to give back to the society and feels that it is only fair that he gives other dancers a chance to become famous and well drilled in the etiquettes of dancing. You need to read the full story below
For Peter the aim is to mould the eventual winners into real brands as dance artists and promote them nationally and internationally. Watching him speak passionately about dancing last night was inspiring as he aspires to see dancers recognized on their own terms as artists and not just people behind the scene in music videos.
Six lucky winners will be selected from dance auditions, across Nigeria and Accra in a No holds barred, No age limits competition and will be housed for three (3) months for a Reality Television Show in Lagos. It’s the first of its kind across Africa and Peter has pulled out all stops to ensure that the competition is of international standard across board. The lucky winners at the audition stage will be groomed in the house through ‘’assigning various tasks, mentoring, empowerment and everything they need to know to enhance their status as dance artists” according to dance queen Kaffy who is also an integral part of the Dance with Peter team.
The auditioning starts tomorrow in Abuja; 28th August by 8am at the Shehu Yar Adua Centre and registration is FREE. To register, go to www.dancewithpeter.com or text DANCE to 55517 for Nigeria and 3030 for Ghana. SMS registration is open only to Glo subscribers.
Other venues for Auditioning are: Accra, Port Harcourt, Benin, Lagos. The competition is open to solos, duets and groups (not exceeding 5 members per group), however contestants will be selected as individual performers as they will be mentored in the house as such. This serves as an opportunity to showcase themselves as an individual and go through a rigorous process of mentoring, training and coaching in dance.
The Reality Television Show ‘’Dance with Peter” is co-sponsored by Glo Telecom and will be shown live throughout its duration on African Magic, AIT, TV3-Ghana,ORTV-Benin Republic and MTV. Other stations are still in view and will be reconfirmed in due course. The show is already signed on to run for 4 years with the Season One be launched tomorrow in Abuja.Ehiz Okoeguale is Hosting the event, while Peter Okoye, Kaffy and Don Flex will all act as judges. And yes!! There are mouth-watering prices to be won:
1st Price: RAV4 (2015), N3 Million & a chance to feature in P Square’s next music video
2nd Price: Honda Civic (2015), N2 Million & a chance to feature in a top Nigerian artiste’s music video
3rd Price: KIA RIO (2015), N1 Million & a chance to feature in a top Nigerian artiste’s music video
Do you think you can dance? Well Peter has thrown the challenge, grab it by signing up now!!!!!