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K-POP World Festival 2016: Nigerian Dance Group Wins $7,000 in Korea

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The Supreme Task, a dance crew from Nigeria, has won $7,000 by claiming the best prize in performance category at the 2016 Korean POP World Festival held at Chanhwon Sport Park, South Korea.

A statement by the Director of Korean Cultural Centre, by Mr. Han Sungrae, made available on Thursday in Abuja, said the event had a total of 15 finalists from different countries such including Nigeria, Nepal, Russia, Malaysia, Mexico and the United States.

Others are Vietnam, Sweden, Israel, Italy, India, Indonesia, Japan, China, and Hungary

“80 contesting teams from 65 different countries had earlier participated in the preliminaries, categorised into Performance and Vocal and Nigerian team beat other contestants in the performance category.

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“The Supreme Task Dance crew performed a Korean song `Fire’ by TBS in the presence of about 20,000 people to emerge the best team in the performance category.”

This is the second straight year that the Nigerian team would participate in the K-Pop World Festival in Korea.

In last year’s edition, “Pacific Stars’ team from Nigeria won the overall best team of the Festival and became the first African team to do so in the six-year history of the festival

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