Nigerian ballet boy, Anthony Mmesoma Madu
Nigerian ballet boy, Anthony Mmesoma Madu, who went viral for dancing in the rain turned emotional as he prepares to travel to the U.S. after he received scholarship to pursue a career in ballet.
The 11-year-old have received multiple scholarships around the world since his dancing video went viral, with one of those scholarships coming from the prestigious Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis School at American Ballet Theatre USA.
Speaking to the BBC, he stated: “I feel very, very happy because the viral video has brought so many opportunities. Since then, I won a scholarship to go to the US in the year 2021.”
“What I’m going to miss here is my parents and my siblings. And I’m also going to miss our academy because I used to come here every day.
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“In my neighbourhood now, what has changed for me is that plenty people want to become my friends.”
He has already begun online classes with the New York academy and he said the classes have been so amazing.
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