Eleven-year-old Anthony Mmesoma Madu, Nigeria’s viral ballet dancer, has received multiple scholarships from around the world to pursue his passion.
One of those scholarships came from the prestigious Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis School at American Ballet Theatre in the US.
As Anthony prepares to embark on a journey of a lifetime in 2021, he describes how things have changed for him.
In an interview with BBC, the talented boy said: “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.”
Anthony has already begun online classes with the New York academy and he said the classes have been so amazing.
He said the classes have made him more active than he used to be.
“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.
“In my neighbourhood now, what has changed for me is that plenty people want to become my friends.” the boy said.
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