#chracedancechallenge #chracechoralchallenge #CHRACE – The Rivers State Tourism Development Agency (RSTDA) launched the Culture, Heritage, Rhythm and Advocacy for COVID-19 Enlightenment (CHRACE) challenge on 17th April 2020. #CHRACE dance and choral challenge is meant to raise awareness about COVID-19 as well as encourage adherence with standard safety measures during the global pandemic.
RSTDA asked Rivers State residents in the 23 Local Government Areas to:
- Dress in traditional costumes
- Do a one-minute dance routine unique to their community or Sing a two-minute folk song in a capella or accompanied by local instruments
- Interested parties could participate as individuals or as a family unit while observing social distancing
- Record presentations with mobile phones or other recording devices and UPLOAD, FOLLOW and TAG – RSTDA and Yibo Koko on; Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
The organisation also stated that the emergent winner of this contest is to win an undisclosed amount of cash.
Elanhub has been monitoring the overall response to this challenge. While some have cashed in on the opportunity (see the below videos), others are yet to participate.
We have one question: What are you waiting for? Abi you no like money? So far, we have seen entries from Ikwerre (Ikwerre LGA), Okrika (Okrika LGA), Ekpeye (Ogba-Egbema-Ndoni LGA), Ogbunabali (Port Harcourt LGA). However, we are yet to see contestants from the nineteen other local government areas in the state. Could it be that they are not aware? Or, are people not just interested?
At Elanhub, we are calling on people from these areas to participate. Money is good. But more importantly, it is our collective responsibility to preserve our culture and heritage.
Being Rivers means being the treasure you really are!
Take the #chracedancechallenge #chracechoralchallenge #CHRACE. Be Elan. Be all you can ever be!