11 Year Old Nigerian Ballet Dancer Gets Scholarship To NYC Dance School After Video Goes Viral

Published On: August 12, 2020, 10:59 pm
Author: Olusanya Akinrinola
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An 11-year-old Nigerian boy went viral this summer when millions of people watched a video of him dancing ballet barefoot in the rain — and now the talented youngster has secured a scholarship to New York’s prestigious American Ballet Theatre.

Anthony Mmesoma Madu from Lagos captivated social media users — including celebrities like Viola Davis and Cynthia Erivo — with his dedication to the dance, and his ability to pull of stunning moves in the rain without any shoes on.
<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AT3XKHWwDl8" target="_blank" class="aeva_link bbc_link new_win">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AT3XKHWwDl8</a>

Now, thanks to the international attention the video has received, the pre-teen will train ABT online this summer as he prepares to travel to the US for more training in 2021.



-- johnnychuks2 (m) at 13-08-2020 05:20AM
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The Undoubtable Igbo talent once again, putting the naija flag on space. What has the housas done for this country Nigeria, apart from looting killings and maiming, with there president buhari, the supreme commander of boko haram and the notorious killers headsmen. Yet they tagged ipob a terrorist group, I am not ipob, but the truth is clear. Nnamdi kanu, with no murder, is declared wanted. While blood dteades, rapist murderers, soldiers & police killers, are awarded scholarships.
How many children and widows of our Nigerian soldiers that where mudererd by these asasins now free today, how many of them where awarded scholarship? After there fathers be been killed by these buhars boys.
Muhamadu buhari, you and your Co, your generation will ever suffer.
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-- johnnychuks2 (m) at 13-08-2020 05:21AM
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The Undoubtable Igbo talent once again, putting the naija flag on space. What has the housas done for this country Nigeria, apart from looting killings and maiming, with there president buhari, the supreme commander of boko haram and the notorious killers headsmen. Yet they tagged ipob a terrorist group, I am not ipob, but the truth is clear. Nnamdi kanu, with no murder, is declared wanted. While blood dteades, rapist murderers, soldiers & police killers, are awarded scholarships.
How many children and widows of our Nigerian soldiers that where mudererd by these asasins now free today, how many of them where awarded scholarship? After there fathers be been killed by these buhars boys.
Muhamadu buhari, you and your Co, your generation will ever suffer.
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-- Henrybobo Online (m) at 13-08-2020 09:06AM
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Nice one .
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-- sanababa (m) at 13-08-2020 11:11AM
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i just hope and pray these schorlarship promise doesn't end on the pages of newspapers the boy truly deserves it. Till today that little girl called success in warri whose video went viral says all the promises of schorlarship and money has all been lies. So they should make sure these boy gets the schorlarship
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