Monday, April 21, 2008

African Dance Explosion (ADE 08)


Hands down, ADE was off the chains...I know......nobody say that anymore......but thats how bad it was mein. We had the best time EVER. The show was full of culture, people, music, and of course dancing. The show featured the best teams from all the coasts. The Teams were:

-Les Belles D'afrique 2008 Winners (Also won in 2005)
-Mwangaza Dancers (North Carolina A&T)
-Ba na Ba Africa (Penn State and also 2nd Place)
-Afro Beatz (from Atlanta)

Just thinking about it gets us exhausted. We screamed so hard because they were just destroying the stage with what my people call SAKA -"dancing" .... The dancers had to compete in three categories. These included Traditional, Contemporary and Freestyle.
We featured in the show with our designs while there was a performance by the original NAIJA BOYS.....They performed about four songs...Our models proudly exuded our clothes twice and the crowd was lovin' it! The Hostess (actress Sophie Aiida) also showcased our clothes on the event at the event.

DJ Yveco was spinning on the 1s and 2s ;-)

The dancers and the crowd were great. I wish we could just repeat the whole show.
However all things had to come to an end. Prior to the Grand Finale, we presented the Free Style Award and it went to Cameroon reppin AfroBeatz!

I still can't get over this show. the dancing, the uniforms, the choreography, the whole chabang!
Here with Photos by Tunji Sarumi.................
Shout out to the HOsts: Aba O, Actress Sophie Aiida and the NAIJA BOYS.

Our models Bianca, Deborah Dee, Ashley, Valmy, Olivia, Nadia, and Mable.

Also Azocha and Karine (Force Afrik), BCBG Productions, I Dream of Africa (IDOA) and Generation NAija and ADE 2008 Staff. You guys were a great team.


Maryanne and Da gurl Nini

1 comment:

  1. AnonymousMay 14, 2008

    Vos modèles sont MAGNIFIQUES!! je n'avais pas vu de modèles en tissus africains aussi beaux. Pourkoi est ce que vous n'êtes pas basées en France. Félicitations! Je suis camer vivant sur paris. Je recherche des robes de soirées en tissu pagne. Vs faites vraiment du beau tavil. Allez de l'avant


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