Nigerian dance crew shines at Korean pop festival
The `Supreme Task’ dance crew from Nigeria has won 7,000 dollars best prize in performance category at the 2016 Korean POP (K-POP) World Festival held at Chanhwon Sport Park, South Korea.
The information is contained in a statement issued by Mr Han Sungrae, the Director of Korean Cultural Centre, made available on Thursday in Abuja.
Sungrae stated that the event had a total of 15 finalists from different countries such as Nigeria, Nepal, Russia, Malaysia, Mexico and the U.S.
Others were Vietnam, Sweden, Israel, Italy, India, Indonesia, Japan, China, and Hungary
“80 contesting teams from 65 different countries had earlier participated in the preliminaries, categorised into Performance and Vocal and Nigerian team beat other contestants in the performance category.
“The Supreme Task Dance crew performed a Korean song `Fire’ by TBS in the presence of about 20,000 people to emerge the best team in the performance category.”
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that this was the second year consecutively that the Nigerian team would be participating in the K-Pop World Festival in Korea.
In last year’s edition, “Pacific Stars’ team from Nigeria won the overall best team of the Festival and became the first African team to do so in the six-year history of the festival.