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Dance Xpressions
Sat, Jan 31 at 3:30pm Innovative Dance Cocktail, an onscreen talent competition

London Calling 2008
Thu, Jun 19 at 10:00am

The UK’s premier international music business event

Word from Africa
Sat, May 31 at 12:00am

Word from Africa - 31 May, British Museum

Magic System Live in London
Sun, Apr 8 at 10:00pm

Ivory Coast stars of 'Premier Gaou' fame to perform at London's Coronet this Easter Sunday

achid Taha & Vieux Farka Toure live at the Barbican
Fri, Apr 6 at 7:30pm

Algerian worldbeat artist Rachid Taha is joined by guests and past collaborators as he performs clas

Dance Xpressions
Sat, Jan 31 at 3:30pm Innovative Dance Cocktail, an onscreen talent competition

“Dance Xpressions” is an Innovative Dance Cocktail, an onscreen talent competition, where young dancers with raw, untapped talent will take you beyond the limits of cultural creativity through an array of dances leading you to the realm of the 21st century, thereby appealing to both local and global audience. Our proposed timeline for the auditions, training and selection process is 10th November – 7th December 2008, with the final competition slated for the 14th of December 2008, with complete media coverage and live audience.

“Dance Xpressions” is focusing on the Arts in its simplest form, but for this maiden outing we are exploring dance in its entirety. Our target groups are young individuals within the age bracket of 15-25 years with the zeal, talent, personal confidence and creativity to provide an entertaining experience for the viewing audience.

This competition will become an annual national event to be held in the 6 geopolitical zones with the first phase to be held in Lagos, due to its integration of cultures and large youth population. We intend to have significant media coverage, on-line advertising and a large live audience. We envisage massive success with this project, due to the increased demand for high quality youth-positive entertainment over the years.

The Prizes!

Cash prize money to the tune N1million for the winning group

Opportunity to perform in festivals/ carnivals around Nigeria

Opportunity to participate in exchange programs

Profile of the winners of the OYETF website

Lots of consolation prizes and give aways.

* Entries will be open from 6th October – 3rd November 2008. See for details.

Announcer: Ofunneka Youth Empowerment Trust Fund