Ka Jive contest a success—Alfred Kanjere


Times Group Advertising Manager – Radio and Television- Alfred Kanjere said on Monday that Ka Jive Dance competition will return next year bigger and better.

This follows a successful execution of Ka Jive Season Five, which saw Brightos Dance Crew from Dzaleka Refugee Camp in Dowa District triumphing during the grand finale held at Times Entertainment Studios in Blantyre on Monday.

“If you look back to where we started, Ka Jive Dance competition is growing. Young people have embraced it fully and have shown potential by offering brilliant dance routines. Season Five has been a success and we have seen scintillating performances,” Kanjere said.


He said, from the word go when they opened up for registration, the competition raced with strength and excited people up to the grand finale.

“Let me take this opportunity to thank players who supported Season Five and these include Central East African Railways, Malawi Posts Corporation, Mkango Lodge and Business Computer Systems.

“Young people have shown that dance is a career and can be used for tackling issues affecting society. You saw in the dance routines how young people moved in to talk about issues of environmental conservation, politics and education,” Kanjere said.


He also called on companies, non-governmental organisations and well-wishers to utilise the platform to reach out to young people with their services saying Ka Jive Dance competition has raised the bar.

Ka Jive Dance competition is driven by Times Group through Times Television.

As winners, Brightos, a five-member crew made up of Jean Paul Mucheza, Patrick Viella, Henry Echuk, Foster Kiza and Iara Rahman, went away with K1 million. On second position was B Squad Crew while on third position was Team Ice. The two received K300,000 and K200,000, respectively.

Brightos proved they meant business when they killed it off with their short and crispy blindfold dance in the last-five battle. Their routine wowed the audience.

The grand finale proved tough as voters and judges of Talumba Chirwa, Rina and Robert Magasa sweated to come up with the best three.

The 10 finalists performed their routines before the judges selected the last five, who went on to perform again before the three top winners were announced.

Magasa, who was the chief judge, said all the 10 finalists were winners but they had to choose the best three.

“Actually I should say from the 20 groups, all of them were good but we and voters just had to select the winners. Brightos have been consistent and they capped it all with the technical dance during the finale,” Magasa said.

Mucheza said they worked very hard and were excited to come out top.

“It has not been easy; we had to put in more work to earn K1 million. We will use part of the money to buy costumes,” he said.

The competition, running under the signature Tibvine Zimenezi raced through different phases before getting to the grand finale.

Phyzix, who recently claimed the Best Album for Flaws during Maso Awards, Leslie of the ‘Bambo A Tereza’ fame and Biggie Lu of the Amapiano vibe spiced up the grand finale, which saw Luchenza Africa Dance Crew voted most popular group and they went away with K50,000.

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