11-year-old boy has achieved fame after video of him dancing in rain outside his home in Lagos, Nigeria went viral on social media. Anthony Mmesoma Madu impressed people worldwide with his skill, enthusiasm, passion and dedication. Oscar-winning actress Viola Davis saw video clip of Anthony and put it on her social media feeds. She tweeted: "We create, soar, can imagine, have unleashed passion, and love, despite brutal obstacles that have been put in front of us. Our people can fly." Another social media user said: "As adults, it is our job to help each child find their talent and to support them... joy from this propels them in all things they do."
Anthony is one of 12 students at Leap of Dance Academy. academy is in poor district of Lagos. It provides free dance lessons to underprivileged children who have nowhere to practice. academy's founder, Daniel Ajala Owoseni, told BBC News: "We are changing narrative about 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 added: "How I want them to see me is that when I am dancing they know that there is male ballet dancer. The feeling that comes over me is as if I am dreaming."