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Kenyan dance crew eye World Hip Hop crown – VIDEO

UNiKK, a dance group comprising 15 young Kenyan, has qualified to represent country at this year’s The World Hip Hop Dance Championship in Las Vegas, Nevada USA in August (3rd-15th).

According to Kennedy Makau, the group leader and founding member, UniKK is the first Christian dance group to ever qualify for the world event.

“All glory be to God for allowing us to qualify for the World Hip Hop Dance Championship,” Mr Makau said during an interview with Nairobi News.

However, the group needs of funds to see their dreams come true.

“We are seeking donations to facilitate our trip to the US to represent Kenya in the competition,” Mr Makau said.

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The group requires Sh2 million to cater for their air flight tickets, accommodation and meals.

The World Hip Hop Dance Championship is an international hip-hop dance competition which was created in 2002 by Hip Hop International.

With over 50 countries participating in the competition and a record 3000 contestants, UniKK want to make history being the first group from Africa to win the competition.

The crew said some corporate firms have pledged financial assistance but they are running out of time since the deadline for registration is end of May 2016.

The group of dancers aged between 20-27 years, which was formed in Jericho estate, Nairobi County in 2012, can be reached on 0706 249 114 or donations can be made through KCB Jogoo Road branch, UNiKK Dance Entertainment account number 1181638437.