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Dance legends honoured at 1st Yearly Ghana Dance Industry Awards

Entertainment of Tuesday, 2 February 2021

Resource: Robert Klah, Contributor


Robert Klah, Terry Bright Ofosu, Akosua Agyapong, Adjetey Sowah, Mark Okraku ManteyRobert Klah, Terry Vivid Ofosu, Akosua Agyapong, Adjetey Sowah, Mark Okraku Mantey

It was a best-of-the-earth dance working experience at the Aviation Social Centre, on Saturday, the 30 th of January, 2021, when the dance legends, Adjetey Sowah, Akosua Agyapong, Reggie Rockstone, Terry Brilliant Ofosu, amongst 20 other dance personalities and establishments, were honoured at the maiden edition of the Ghana Dance Industry Awards (GHADI Awards).

In accordance to the CEO of Dancetera, Robert Klah, “the reason of the awards is to honour the dance icons and stakeholders who have contributed to the progress of dance above the several years.”

He extra, nonetheless, that subsequent editions of the award scheme, “in addition to honouring other dance icons and field stakeholders, will element competitive classes to allow the recognition of the best dance artistes and celebration of excellence year on calendar year.”

Honourees were picked from the different sectors of the dance field, celebrating them for performs accomplished.

From the pair dance neighborhood, James Parker of Apex Ballroom Dance with about 14 several years of ballroom dance improvement and the inclusion of highlife dance Lumo Bortei-Doku for dedicating 2 a long time of his daily life to Afro-Latin dance in Ghana, operating Dancation Intercontinental classes Ricci Boateng who operated Salsa in the City, Kumasi and far more a short while ago, Kizalsa in Accra, spanning 12 many years of effects the salsa duo performers Luumva Laryea & Beatrice Danquah for symbolizing Ghana at numerous worldwide festivals.

The street dance group also noticed Heroz Dance Crew, 4Bent Dance Crew, High Spirit Dance Crew, and Kyses (all-woman) Studios, honoured for projecting avenue dance tradition at live shows, competitions, audio movies, adverts, occasions, productions, coaching, workshops and far more, about the final 10 years.

The praise dance class experienced Worship in Motion and Divinity Blazers regarded for promoting urban gospel dance and inspiring several talents to dance in the church. Furthermore, the Nationwide Dance Enterprise, Ghana Dance Ensemble, and the Dance Division of the University of Executing Arts (UG-Legon), were duly acknowledged for their roles in theatre dance. Malta Guinness was also regarded for their investments in road dance improvement Shekoross for in excess of a ten years of organizing cost-free annual street dance demonstrates Hon. Dzifa Gomashie for supporting dance in excess of the decades at the best office ever.

For these whose functions promoted Ghana dance over and above borders, Fuse ODG was acknowledged for his global advertising of Azonto Dance Amazing Zigi for building dance methods this kind of as ‘Pilolo’ & ‘Kupe’ which were carried out by world stars which include Janet Jackson Ezuntey Flex for marketing Azonto Dance via his ‘I am Azonto’ dance task, developing the Azonto A to Z tutorials, and for using dance to aid young lives in his neighbourhood DWP Academy for growing to become the most influential dance academy in Ghana, with branches in the Usa and Asia, whose icons are Dancegod Lloyd, Afrobeast, Mr. shawtyme and Yoofi Greene.

To admit the value of DanceSport, medals ended up offered to winners of the of the several dance competitions held Struggle in the Ring Competitiveness from year 1 to 4 i.e. Dynamic Duo, Soljaz, Militantz and ABM crews Dance of Ghanaian Origin Struggle for seasons 1 & 2 i.e. Lwarencia Akua Kuorkpe and Lucy Akua Noamesi respectively: and Praise Dance Fight Period 1 winners, Unto Thee Crew (Afro Methods).

The night arrived alive with several performances from the ideal talents Ghana has to present. Humble Stars opened the exhibit with a amazing performance, narrating the evolution of dance. Mr. Kirts and

Poimano Flames took us to church with abnormal and refreshing praise dance ministrations. Abena Larbi & Twitches gave us a spell-bounding up to date piece and Lawrencia Akua Kuorkpe of United African Dance Theatre gave a myriad of classic dance varieties in minutes demonstrating her versatility. Dance With Really like shown further standard talent, utilizing crates as props, although Unbelievable Zigi and his Afrozig team confirmed their authority in Afrodance.

Sammy & Gigi introduced it with a Kizomba-fusion efficiency, and James Parker, with Apex Ballroom group gave us a Highlife and Rock n Roll dance deal with. Then came the dance marathon showcasing Sinclair in a solo dance exhibition ABM, the reigning winners of the road dance fight from 2020 Ghana Dance Competition, with lyrical and afro dance moves Hiphop vibe from the Arenees led by Illyboy HnH Powerpack Crew with a mix of Breaking, Krump, Residence, and jaw dropping stunts Militantz with a clear and properly-executed Hiphop effectiveness, and DWP Academy with an thrilling Afrodance overall performance.

The women-power magic was felt with Queen Bees, Afrygirls, Flawless, and Abigail, Naa Dollar & Gaza of DiAsa Fame. From costuming, notion, electrical power, to execution, these ladies lit the dance ground with complete enthusiasm and professionalism. The ‘Sika’ strike song was done by Dancegod Lloyd, amidst onstage dancing from staff DWP, and an remarkable viewers cheer.

The icing on the cake, was the freestyle sessions by the dance legends – Akosua Agyapong, Terry Vivid Ofosu (1989 Countrywide Dance Winner), and Adjetey Sowah (1986 Entire world Dance Champion).

The application was graced by Mark Okraku Mantey (President of the Imaginative Arts Council), Nana Fredua-Agyeman Ofori-Atta (acting Board Chair of the Nationwide Theatre), Nii Tete Yartey (previous Inventive Director of the Countrywide Dance Business and son of the legendary Professor F. Nii Yartey of blessed memory), Head of Dance Office of the College of Undertaking Arts, Mr. S. Kuwor, Vivian of Vivie’s Dance Factory, Petra Peterson of Salsa Ghana, and other sector stakeholders from the various dance communities as properly as the media.

Dolly Dove of the Flawless Dance Studio hosted the purple-carpet session, and the most important awards ceremony was hosted by IB, the presenter of Red-Carpet Show on Joy Key Tv.

Capture all the excitement of the maiden version of the GHADI Awards on Saturday, 6 th February, 2021, at 9pm on GhOne Tv, and on Fb and YouTube at Ghana Dance Market Awards. For extra data, visit GHADI Awards on Fb, Instagram and Twitter.

The 1 st version of the Annual Ghana Dance Market Awards is brought to you with the help of the Dancers & DanceSport Affiliation of Ghana (DDASPAG), Rhythms Africa, Multimix Media and driven by Dancetera, your dance channel.

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