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The long awaited Ka Jive Dance Competition season two spearheaded by Times Group through Times Television finally hits the grand finale Saturday at Robin’s Park in Blantyre.

Unlike last year where the competition running under the Chichewa slogan Tivine Zimenezi (Let’s Dance) involved only groups from Blantyre, this time around it is a battle of contestants from Blantyre and Lilongwe.

It has been a long journey which started in October with auditions in Blantyre and Lilongwe before getting down to performances and later evictions.

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The road to the contest started with contestants from Lilongwe representing the Central Region battling it out on their own where 12 participated and at the end of it all three made it to the grand finale namely Adobe Dance Crew, Salama Africa Dance Crew and Incredibles.

In Blantyre, 22 contestants participated and outclassed each other on their own but after all the evictions, only three remained and thus Twist Dance Crew, Limbanazo Dance Crew and Ikuba.

The six finalists will battle it out Saturday to get the winner set to walk away with K1.5 million.

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All the six finalists have said they are ready for the showdown and that they are aiming at nothing but grabbing the top prize.

“We are ready, we know it will be tough but we have been practising hard and working on new dance moves and so we can’t wait for the day,” said a member of Ikuba Denzel Mathala.

He said apart from aiming for the top prize, they want to show that dancing is an exciting art that the country needs to support and grow.

Twist Dance Crew made it to the top six last year but failed to come out top but they said they are determined to do that and make sure that the Southern region stands out.

Limbanazo Dance Crew which has been supporting different artists spicing up their performances also said they are ready to represent the Southern region and come out top.

A member of Adobe Dance Crew Henry Kanjanga said they want to prove tomorrow that the Central region is the best.

“It wasn’t easy for us to the final and so we want to show what we are made of and we are on a serious mission,” he said.

Incredibles also said they are prepared for the grand finale and that they are looking at nothing but the prize money.

Salama Africa Dance Crew is a group from Dzaleka Refugee Camp in Dowa. The group also said they are looking at making history tomorrow and claim the top prize.

“We are ready, we are coming to Blantyre not as tourists but as winners, we want to win the top prize. We are happy to have made it this far. This is one of the groups which was formed through the Salama Africa Inter- Cultural Youth Centre,” said Sarini Wasamba Fred, who is the director.

Timescom Business Manager Heggar Kalowekamo described the dance competition as a lifetime opportunity for dancers to display their various dance moves to the nation with the show set to be broadcast live on Times Television.

“This competition has helped to unearth the dancing talent and we have seen several groups coming out and many of them are being used in different events and the youths are able to use this talent to make money,” said Kalowekamo.

He called on people to come in large numbers and be part of the history of season two grand finale and hailed Airtel Malawi for its sponsorship.

The grand finale promises thrills as apart from people sampling dance moves from the finalists, they will also be treated to performances from guests artists including Lucius Banda, Nepman, Piksy, Dan Lu and Tay Grin.

Airtel Malawi Brands and Communications Manager Isabel Kachinjika said the second season of Ka Jive has been a very exciting one and that they were very impressed with the level of skill that has been showcased throughout.

“As Airtel brand, we are always thrilled when we are able to play a part in discovering new talent and give talented individuals an opportunity to flaunt their skills and be rewarded for excelling at what they do best,” she said.

Kachinjika said it was in this vein that they chose to partner with Times Group through Times Television for a second year in this exciting competition.

“As we draw closer to the grand finale, we would also like to encourage all the fans out there to vote for their favorite group by sending the name of their preferred act to 57777. All the clips are available on our official Facebook page,” she said.

Kachinjika said she is looking forward to the best during the finale and urged the finalists to practice to perfect their acts.

“Their time to win is now, and this is their opportunity to win big in this life changing competition and all I say is all those who have participated in season two are winners but then only one has to be selected to get the top prize so may the best win on Saturday(tomorrow),” said Kachinjika.

Last year Metics Dance Crew were the winners pocketing K1 million.

It remains to be seen tomorrow as to who will win this time around among the six finalists.

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