MALTA GUINNESS STREET DANCE AFRICA:X-FELLAZ CROWNED CHAMPIONS OF AFRICA STREET DANCE
Malta Guinness Street Dance Africa is a series of street dance competitions organized for the sole aim of finding Africa’s best street dance talent.
The Malta Guinness sponsored Street Dance competition for all National champions is to provide the opportunity for the best crew to dance to the top of the world in the continent of Africa. With the Pan African debut in 2007, the third edition held in Ghana was bigger, exciting and better than the previous editions.
The 2010 Pan African championship which happens to be the third in a row, the five competing African countries are host Ghana, Cameroun, Kenya, Tanzania and pride of Africa Nigeria. The National champions from the aforementioned countries were all represented by their National champion’s namely High spirit, Extreme Fusion, Sisko, Best Friend and X-fellaz respectively.
The Pan African championship which was aired on NTA Network for the viewing opportunity of Nigerians allowed to be a part of the mother of all street dance champions in the continent of Africa. At the championship venue in Ghana, series of themed dance performances were displayed by all competing crew, which was full of creative flips, pops, stomps, locks, cramps, croppings, jumps, body moves and local dance routines. It was a keen contest for all competing crew which saw Cameroun, Ghana, and Nigeria scale through to the next round while Kenya and Tanzania lost out. The next round turns the heat on the last three crew and the judges so as to pick the two dance crew fit for the grand finale stage.
After the daunting task of selecting the last two crew, the judges, Glenn Ball from UK, Prudanse Maidou from Paris and Mike Ross from Uganda gave their nods to Nigeria and Ghana for the final round.
The grand finale round actually rekindled the old rivalry between the two familiar West African neighbours. A coin had to be tossed to make High Spirit from Ghana the first crew to impress the judges before X-fellaz from Nigeria gave a stunning performance that wowed the judges and audience.
X-fellaz’s improved dance performance at the grand finale made them clinch the coveted prize of 35,000 USD as they were announced as the new African champions.