After weeks of spectacular dance routines, Green Family emerged winners of the Nigerian Breweries sponsored Reality TV Show, Maltina Dance All, at the grand finale which held at the Expo Hall, Eko Hotel & Suites, Victoria Island, Lagos.
The Green Family alongside other finalists Efiokwu’s, Boyle’s, Zibe’s and the Eghove’s thrilled the audience with their final performances to help boost their votes. At the end of the day, the Green’s emerge winners after garnering the largest votes from Nigerians, while the Efiokwu and Eghove families came first and second runner-up and went home with N1 Million and N 500, 000 respectively.
All the finalists were presented with their cheque and car keys by the Deputy Governor of Lagos State, Adejoke Orelope-Adefulire, who was the special guest of honor.
An ecstatic 19 year old Ibiba Green – the family representative of the Green’s – could not hide her joy as she gave thanks to God for making it all possible.
Telema Green, the mother of the Green’s, also expressed her joy and gratitude for being the winning family, singing praises to God and stated that the money would be used to further the education of her children.
Speaking at the event Nicolaas Verlvede, Managing Director, Nigeria Breweries Plc, said “It was a fantastic event. All five families really did an outstanding job. They gave great performances and great entertainment.” On what lovers of the show can expect in the year to come, Verlvede revealed that Season 7 would be even more captivating.
Also Janell Burgess, an American skilled professional dancer and one of the Judges during the elimination stage, said “I am so proud of all the families that performed tonight. They embodied what we really cherish here in Maltina which is family unity. One thing so special about Nigeria is that its peoples really value and appreciate family.
“Here in Maltina, we promote family unity and dance as an art. I’m so pleased with the progression of Maltina with the MDA, it has shown that dance is a living and breathing profession that can serve as a unifying factor in society and can also be adopted as a profession by the families.”
She stated that over the years, there has always been a tremendous improvement each year in the dance performances of the families.
“Because dancing is an ongoing process, Maltina created the Maltina Dance All Academy to teach families more about the art of dancing, the way to move and adjust their bodies to different types of music. We basically educate them on dance styles and patterns, so every year; it is only going to get better as the education also gets stronger,” she added.