KAMPALA – 24/ 7, a dance group from Mbarara, emerged winners at the Cheza Dance idols beating 8 other dancing groups at the Grand Finale on Saturday Evening held at Uganda National culture centre or National theatre.
The Second Edition dubbed “Dance to Inspire” started 2 months ago in the various regions hosted in major districts like Gulu for northern Uganda, Mbarara in Western Uganda, Mbale in Eastern Uganda and in the Central region.
The Grand finale had dance groups that included: Shakers, TYG, HI 5, Archers, Oldies, Butalo, beat brekaz, Buzaale.
Among the judges was Cinderella Sanyu, Kabenge Richard and Hellen Birmingham
As you can’t separate tourism and dancing, the miss tourism regional winners lead their groups as they battled for the grand prize .
At 8 :00pm Critical a celebrated dance musician hit the stage with a captivating performance that swept the audience off their seats as they danced long.
After his stunning performance, the dancers broke loss with a unity performance done by all the groups, megamix beat under the same songs, creativity that was freestyle, modern piece with a cultural fusion and finally street dance depicting life in streets.
“Cheza Dance idols idea started four years as a baby child of Brand Ambassadors 256 and very grateful to God that the dream has actualised and doing wonders in the lives of these youth through talent search and promotion and thank the sponsors for supporting such initiatives that are bringing the unemployment gap” said Bismac Amumpaire Moses project coordinator Cheza dance idols.
“I applaud the youth for taking up beautiful Ideas that have shaped and relieved government as an employer since there is a lot of unemployment in the country. Take up the opportunity of Peace in this country harness from it as the youth to help you become a better person in the future, very many brilliant ideas have been hatched with a positive impact to the economy like the Rolex festival, Ekkula Awards Fish Festival and among other ” said Hon. Kiwanda Suubi state Minister for Tourism and Antiquities.
The 24/7 won a cash prize of shs1M as the best team, Hi 5 bagged shs500,000 and Archers taking shs.250,000 respectively. All the top three will feature in Uganda ‘s first dance movie produced by Pamoja films and they choreograph in Cindy’s video.