The Ambassador of the Republic of South Korea to Nigeria, Mr Nor Kyu-duk, says that Nigerian dance groups, K-Night Africa and Fragiles Dance Crew have qualified for the preliminary of that country’s World Dance Festival in Korea.
K-POP World Festival is an annual event organised by South Korea’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs with the support of numerous government agencies.
After going through a few preliminary rounds, fans of K-pop are invited by the South Korean government to take part in the final round of the competition held every year in Changwon, South Korea.
K-Night Africa from Warri emerged winner for the 2017 K-POP Dance Competition in the adult category and Fragiles Dance Crew from Port Harcourt emerged the first runner-up.
360 Dance Crew from Umuahia, emerged the second runner up and were awarded N300,000, N200,000 and N100,000 respectively.
Kyu-duk, in a statement on Tuesday, said the winner and first runner-up would compete in the preliminary round to qualify for the World K-POP Festival later in the year.
“The overall two best teams from this year’s competition, K-Night Africa and Fragiles Dance Crew will get the opportunity to enter into the qualifying rounds of the K-Pop World Festival in Changwon, Korea.”
This year’s edition of the K-POP competition recently held in Abuja saw seven dance groups competing in the adult category and seven others in the student’s category.
The adult category included; K-Night Africa, Mastiq DC, and FDC Dance groups.
Others were 360 Dance Crew, Dance Machine Empire, Fragiles Dance Crew and Da Furious F Dance Crew.
The student’s category included NGIS K-Popian Junior, Amity Peak Concept and K-POP High Flyers Girls.
Others were Julimore, Crew 101, JSS Zuma and HT3.
While Crew 101 emerged winner, Amity Peak Concept and NGIS K-POPian Junior emerged first and second runners-up respectively and were awarded N200,000, N100,000 and N70,000 respectively.
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