It all started with fifteen families battling for supremacy at the boot camp, the number shrank to Ten exciting and engaging families who finally gained admission into the famous Maltina Dance All (MDA) season six Academy. This year’s edition tagged “the most spectacular”, lived up to its billing as the brand promise of “sharing happiness” was brought to the fore once more. At stake is the star prize of a whooping six million naira and a brand new car. The first and second runner- ups will also take part in the sharing moment as they will also go home with one million and five hundred thousand respectively.
The road to the academy in Lagos started for the families that qualified from the regional auditions that took place in Port-Harcourt, Enugu, Benin, Abuja, Ibadan and Lagos. The fifteen families were flown to Lagos to take part in a boot camp which saw five families evicted before entering the proper academy. With scintillating performances by the 15 families, the judges had a daunting challenge selecting the 10 families into the MDA academy. In the end, The Efiokwu, Zibe, Eghove, Boyle, Ozurumba, Onyebuagu, Amilo, Green, Nwogwugwu and Okasia families were admitted into the MDA season 6 Academy. The Salami, Daniel, Achor, Onuoha and Fashina families could not convince the judges that they have what it takes to enter the prestigious dance Academy and were evicted from the boot camp.
The qualified families were prepared to go through the techniques of Wazobia, Salsa, Contemporary, Hip-Hop, Pantomime and Gum boot dance styles. The battle to win the grand prize continued with the WAZOBIA dance style. The families performed diverse dance themes taken from different regions of Nigeria. They learned the koroso dance style from Kano State, Bata dance style from Oyo State, and Eguwiba from Delta state similar to Atilogu dance style
of the Igbos, but this dance has its own phase.
After the WAZOBIA performance the Ozurumba and Nwogwugwu families were put up for eviction. The families later learnt the Salsa dance after which the Okasia family was put up for eviction. After the eviction showdown, the Ozurumba and Nwogwugwu families were evicted by the judges who felt they did not have what it takes to continue the journey.
The eight families left continued their quest with the Contemporary African and the Gumboot dance styles. The judges put up the Amilo and Onyebuagu families for eviction after the Contemporary African Dance and the Efiokwu and Okasia families after the Gum Boot performance. It was an emotional eviction as the judges saved the Onyebuagu and Efiokwu families while the audience saved the Okasia family. The Amilo family was then evicted making them the third family to leave the MDA season 6.
Now the battle is fierce, with seven families and two more dance styles left. Which families will make it to the grand final? Well don’t be told keep a date with the show daily on NTA by 5.30pm, STV by 8pm and AIT by 9pm. And watch out for the grand final on September 22 It’s going to be spectacular!