- Anthony Mmesoma Madu, an 11-year-old Nigeria ballet dancer, has got a scholarship to the prestigious American Ballet Theatre
- It should be noted that this came after he got an education offer from a Nigerian woman called Fade Ogunro
- During his interview with NBC, he said that he hopes to be a professional dancer in the future as dancing makes him really happy and strong
Luck keeps smiling on an 11-year-old Nigerian kid, Anthony Mmesoma Madu, who went viral after the clip showing him dancing ballet in the rain surfaced online.
If nothing comes after the global attention he seized online and the scholarship he got from Fade Ogunro, a Nigerian woman, he would still have been tagged successful.
However, Anthony's new fame has become one that keeps bringing good tidings. An American TV station NBC did an exclusive on him as they talked about his new fortune.
Not only that, they also reviewed big names in the American entertainment industry like Viola Davies who commented on his viral video when it hit the internet.
On the TV show, it was revealed that Madu has been given a scholarship into the American Ballet Theatre.
When he was asked how ballet dancing makes him feel, he said: "It makes me feel strong and happy when I am dancing."
The dance maestro also said that he sees a future where he would be a professional dancer when he grows up.
Cynthia Erivo, a famous singer and actress, connected him to the US dance school that gave him the scholarship.
Watch the interview below:
Recall that Legit.ng earlier reported that Anthony's mother, Ifeoma, said the boy never told her he was into ballet, that she noticed it herself with the way he stretches his body parts like legs.
“He never told me but I noticed it in him when he will be stretching his legs, his hands. I said ‘what of nonsense is this’? Whenever he is dancing, I feel happy, I have joy watching him dancing," his mom said.
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The mother also said that she cannot believe this is actually her son, referring to the new fame he is in.
The woman advised parents of the need to discover their children’s talents and give them the necessary support.
In other news, 17-year-old Popoopla Esther who went viral on Saturday, July 25, for repairing a forklift also got a scholarship from the Nigerian federal government.
It was made known through the minister of youth and sports, Sunday Dare, on Monday, July 27, who asked for the details of the girl so he can reach her.
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