Redeemers win best dance crew in Port-Harcourt SHIFT, 2019


The Redeemer’s Dance Crew clinched the prized award of best dance group in the Dance category of the just concluded Port-Harcourt SHIFT, themed ‘The Emergence’. The event which held on the 28th of April at the RSUST Convocation Arena featured a talent hunt competition in Singing, Public speaking and Dance.

The crew emerged winners above four other dance crews who put up very competitive performance. No doubt this gives the crew official bragging rights in the city of Port-Harcourt among other notable dance crews in the city, having achieved such a challenging feat of winning the prestigious award of the Best Dance Group in the just concluded Port-Harcourt SHIFT.

Redeemers dance crew perform on stage at SHIFT 2019
Redeemers dance crew performing on stage at SHIFT 2019

The crew expressed joy and satisfaction with the way everything turned out for them at the event through their leader, Joshua Paul, who spoke for the group. He told our correspondent that although the competition was tough, they emerged winners because they were the best.

Redeemers crew performing a stunt on stage at SHIFT 2019
Redeemers crew performing a stunt on stage at SHIFT 2019

He also said that the Shift journey was not without challenges and limitations; like the difficulty in finding a place to rehearse. They were however able to overcome because they all have the dance in them, hence they were able to make do with any space they found per time for rehearsals.

Also see: Winner of Public speaking at Port-Harcourt SHIFT 2019

The group has expressed readiness to face the world and take on bigger challenges, after thanking the organisers and sponsors of the 7th edition of the Port Harcourt Shift for the platform given to them and the prize money of N500,000 they walked home with at the end of the day.

They have a lesson or two for their fellow young people; “hard work pays”.

Redeemers dance crew receiving award
Redeemers dance crew receive award in SHIFT 2019

Members of the crew are: Joshua Paul (leader), Thankgod Imeh, William Ubong, Promise Osas, Emmanuel Prosper, Israel Paul, David Joseph and Ferami Kehinde.


By Jeremy Iyke & Lanre Godson