Nigerian “Ballet Boy” Earns American Scholarships

August 11, 2020

Remember the Nigerian boy who was seen doing ballet pirouettes barefoot and in the rain, in that viral video?

Well, he’s been offered a scholarship by the prestigious American Ballet Theater.

With the help of American actresses Viola Davis and Cynthia Erivo, the video garnered 15 million views, ultimately leading to Anthony Madu being offered a scholarship by the ballet theater.

He was also offered a scholarship by Ballet Beyond Borders which will see him train in the United States next year.

Despite some tweets by some users who argued that Madu did not need abroad attention, Twitter users were elated about Anthony’s scholarship offers.

We love to see it when Nigerians win. Congratulations Anthony Madu!

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