BATTLE OF THE YEAR NIGERIA 2016 – The Heat Is On!
It’s that time of the year again when the entire community of youths erupts to
celebrate what has variously been described as one of the biggest dance
experiences in Nigeria as Battle of the Year Nigeria (BOTY) 2016 returns for the
eighth consecutive year to light up the Nigeria entertainment circuit. This year’s
edition is coming bigger and better with a never- before –seen competitive edge
to the bargain. On parade at BOTY 2016 will be the very best break dance crews
itching to set the BOTY arena on fire with stunning, jaw dropping moves and
maneuvers in the quest to win the highly coveted spot to represent Nigeria and
Africa at the Battle of the Year World finals in Germany.
The 2016 edition will lead with a side event scheduled for the 17 th of September,
at the Indoor Sports Hall of the University of Lagos where participants will be
pitched in a one on one breathtaking battle session in the following categories of
Hip-hop dance which includes B-boying, Popping, Locking and Krump while the
main event will hold on the 18 th of September at the same venue. Last year, more
than 2,500 persons experienced the spectacle which saw three -time champions,
Space Unlimited emerging winners again. Interestingly, therein lay the probable
highpoint of this year’s event. According to Jolomi Kendaboh of House of Royalty,
organizers of the event, there is a palpable hint at a possible conspiracy among
the various participating crews to unseat the champions, Space Unlimited and this
has created a heightened and unprecedented excitement among the ever loyal
but steadily growing fans yearning for a new champion.
Battle of the Year commonly referred to as BOTY is an annual international break
dance series that began in Hannover, Germany over twenty years ago. Regional
qualifying tournaments also known as preliminaries are held worldwide
culminating in world finals usually held in Germany. As the biggest in its genre,
the event is attended annually by over 12,000 visitors across the world. In Nigeria
the BOTY Nigeria experience has been nothing short of magic and has been hailed
as one the most consistent and single emerging socio-cultural force uniting youths
across the country.
The 2016 edition Battle of the Year Nigeria is organized by House of Royalty with
production partnership from Ves-Concetto, Cytech World Communication, Nigeria
Break-dance Convention, Bboy-Bgirl Nigeria, The Underground Contest, AEC,
Rhythm 93.7FM and Silverbird TV, Hip TV, Planet TV, Pulse.ng and City 105.1 FM.