Entertainment of Thursday, 21 December 2017
After emerging victorious from a field of tough contenders, Love Newton, the winner of Di Asa, the dancing competition for plus size market women is hoping more opportunities will come her way.
The 13-week competition ended last Sunday, December 17 at the National Theatre and Love danced her way through, beating nine other competitors.
Now she tells Showbiz her passion has always been in show business, especially acting and she hoped the exposure the reality show has given her can now smoothen her way.
“I have always wanted to be an actress but I’ve not been getting roles so I plan to take advantage of the publicity this show has given me to break into the acting industry,” she said.
Love who sells wax prints at the Kasoa New Market said she has no plans of quitting her job but would combine that with whatever opportunities come her way in the future.
Since it was introduced, Di Asa has won the hearts of many viewers and that reflected in the huge audience that gathered at the National Theatre where the ladies competed over some segments including Salsa, Highlife and the popular Freestyle where they were allowed to bring their creativity to bear.
Love’s road to the top was not easy as her father, a Reverend Minister was so against her decision to take part in the competition that he nearly broke down in tears when he first learnt about her participation.
“My mother had no problem with me but my father was a different story. He did not want his daughter being part of a dancing competition but now that I have won, he is very cool with it,” she said.
Love said despite how challenging the physical aspect of the competition was, she has always been an avid dancer. “The competition was tough but I always knew I would emerge victoriously and my win was expected,” she said.
For her prize, Love got a brand new saloon car and a fully-sponsored trip to Dubai, while first runner-up Mama Gee received a KIA pick-up truck and second runner-up Irene took home a tricycle (commonly known as Aboboyaa).
Each of the 10 finalists also received a cash prize of GHc2, 000 as well as souvenirs from sponsors.
Amina, who represented Tamale was given a special prize for a motorbike, for her momentous stint in the competition.
Di Asa was powered by Atinka Media Village, operators of atinkaonline.com, Atinka TV, Atinka 104.7 FM (Accra), Agyenkwa 101.9 FM (Kumasi), and Ahotor 102.3 FM (Takoradi).