Times Group’s popular dance competition Ka Jive returns next month with season four.
The competition which has helped unearth dance and musical talent as well as helped in promoting dance as a career will be launched on September 5, 2020.
Times Group’s Commercial Manager Lusayo Msukwa, said Monday that all was set for the competition which is set to be hosted by Times presenter Blak Jak, who is also a musician.
Msukwa said the competition will start with live auditions to be held at new Times Group’s Entertainment Studio in Blantyre.
“We have received an overwhelming response since we started calling for entries of Ka Jive season four. People have missed this favourite dance competition but here we are back big and better and people should expect nothing but the best,” Msukwa said.
He said they were determined to give people the best once again in the competition which has in the past seasons attracted huge audiences.
“It’s exciting to be back with the competition as I have indicated, this is all about bringing entertainment to people but also at the same time continue to unearth talent. Apart from dance, we will also bring in guest artists as well as previous winners of the show,” Msukwa said.
According to Msukwa, they have received more than 100 applications.
“After the auditions, some groups will qualify to the next round,” he said.
The past seasons has seen winners walking away with cash prize but Msukwa could not be drawn to say how much was at stake this time around. “We have more surprises in the competition. I do not want to pre-empt everything.” he said.
Some of the dance groups that have made a name through Ka Jive include Blantyre-based Floor Steppers and Salama Dance Crew from Dzaleka Refugee Camp in Dowa.
Some of the winners of the competition include Metics Street Dance Crew from Blantyre.
Meanwhile, Msukwa said they were happy with the response they were receiving in the Bwalo la Alakatuli competition hosted by Fungai Musinze.
The poetry competition will see poets win various prizes.
Poets need to send their poems through Whatsapp number 0888811001. When sending poems, poets are reminded to send their names and address.
For more information, people should listen to Times Radio every Friday starting 4pm and then a repeat on Sunday 8:30am.
Listeners also stand a chance of winning prizes such as T-shirts and caps by selecting poems of their choice and they need to send words Ndaka with the name of the poet to 1895.