‘K-Night Africa’ and ‘Crew 10’ Dance Groups on Sunday in Abuja emerged winners of the 2017 Korean Pop (K-POP) Dance Competition in the adult and student categories respectively.
They beat 12 other contests to clinch the first prizes of N300,000 and N200,000, respectively.
K-Night African from Warri would also represent Nigeria at the 2017 World K-POP Dance Competition in Seoul, South Korea later in the year.
In the adult category, Fragiles Dance Crew from Port Harcourt, and 360 Dance Crew from Umahia, emerged second and third runners up respectively.
While Fragiles Dance Crew was given the prize of N 200,000, 360 Dance Crew was given N100,000.
In the student category, Amity Peak Concept and NGIS K-Popian Junior, all from Lugbe in the FCT emerged second and third runners up respectively.
Amity got N100,000 while NGIS got N70,000.
Speaking earlier the Ambassador of Republic of South Korea to Nigeria, Noh Kyu-duk, said Nigeria was blessed with talented dancers.
“Young Nigerians have time to prove to the world in Korea that they have what it takes to win at the world stage of dance.
“The Supreme Task Dance Group from Nigeria won the “Best Performing Dance Group at the 2016 World K-POP festival in Korea.
“So far, five different dance team from Nigeria have done the country proud. This should be an inspiration for other young Nigerians.”
Also, speaking the Director-General of National Council for Arts and Culture, Otunba Olusegun Runsewe, commended the Korean and embassy for doing a lot to enhance the level of cultural relationship with Nigeria.
He also commended the centre for giving young Nigerians the opportunity to showcase their talents.