The Red Bull BC One is the world’s most coveted breakdancing competition with thousands of dancers across the world competing for a chance to be in the final. For Eerste River’s Dmitri Wayne Nell, better known as ‘B-Boy Meaty’, the chance to compete in the final became more of a reality when he won the SA round at the Red Bull BC One South Africa Cypher, held in Cape Town.
Competing against 16 of South Africa’s best B-Boy’s, an emotional Meaty confesses that he did not expect to make it this far. This is his fifth attempt at the crown and after his last attempt; he took a step back and did some soul searching. However, practice makes perfect and it was his disciplined approach to practicing his breaking moves that won him the crown.
The judging panel included some most respected B-Boys, such as last year’s SA winner, Brandon ‘The Curse’ Petersen and World Champion, Brazil’s Neguin.
Commenting on Meaty’s win, Neguin said: “Meaty is very confident in himself and very connected to the music. A lot of the other B-Boys tonight focused on their opponents, but Meaty focused on himself. That’s what gave him the edge. I see a lot of myself in Meaty.”
However, there is no time to rest for Meaty who says that he will be going to go back to the drawing board and enhancing his skills through constant practice. He will be heading to Amsterdam in November where will be competing for a place in the finals. Sixteen B-Boys will earn the right to enter into an all-out battle in the final, but only one will be crowned the champion. We will be rooting for Meaty to emerge victorious and take the crown.
Watch Meaty break a move against B-Boy Bashi in the Final in the video below:
Source(s): Netwerk24, other