An 11-year-old boy is famous after a video of him dancing in the rain outside his home in Nigeria went viral. Anthony Madu impressed people with his skill, passion and dedication. An Oscar-winning actor saw a video of Anthony and put it on her social media. She tweeted: "We create, soar, can imagine, have unleashed passion, and love, despite the brutal obstacles that have been put in front of us." Another social media user said: "As adults, it is our job to help each child find their talent and to support them...The joy from this propels them in all things they do."
Anthony is a student at a dance academy in a poor district of Lagos. The academy gives free lessons to underprivileged children who have nowhere to practice. The academy's founder told BBC News: "We are changing the narrative about the stereotype of male dancers." Anthony said: "Where I live there are no male ballet dancers like me. When people see ballet they think it is only for girls, they don't know that it is not only for girls." He said he wanted people to know that there are also male ballet dancers. He added that this makes him feel like he is dreaming.