(Lagos, Nigeria) – In Anthony was Mmesoma Madu captured video in ballet barefoot drizzling rain to practice in Nigeria this year, the 11-year-old thought the material could be used for a joint film study session. Instead, it was seen by a much wider audience, mobile video performed by his around without shoes on the uneven wet cement. The video won through social media, including actor Oscar award Viola Davis and Cynthia Erivo, Grammy and Tony Awards has collected more than 20 million times. Madhu practice dance session was so impressive that it is a scholarship earned him the American Ballet Theater ballet in the United States has also shown his community that anything is possible. “I feel very, very surprised, very, very happy,” said Madhu after his classmates in Leap of Dance Academy held a performance on a dirt road in Lagos, Nigeria, and throwing dust into the air to celebrate . “I thank God who made the video go viral,” he said. Davis divided the videos Madu, with its 1.4 million followers on Twitter. He wrote in the book “It reminds me of the beauty of my people. We create, increase, can imagine, having unleashed the passion and love …. despite the brutal obstacles that we have faced! Our people can fly to favor! !! “Erivo decided to Madu training and helped the video to the attention of the American Ballet Theater will bring, said Laura Miller, a spokesman for the dance company. “When I got the call, I have a scholarship in the United States in 2021 won, I was very, very happy, I was like, ‘What? Is that what God can do?” Madhu recalled. Ballet, he added, “it is difficult to learn, but if you give your effort, you can learn.” Madhu is too young to physically travel or study in New York. The age to be at least one student in the city and live in a dorm is 15, but a bag of summer offer studio, with the possibility that he continues this fall in the discussion, Miller said. Miller said the American Ballet Theater currently working on a timetable for Madhu, who works with the difference of six hours. The company says it will take with him to attend weekend programs. The video was the result of Madhu coach Daniel Ajala, also a trained dancer. He the idea as a way to Madhu has proposed to revise his technique is also the founder of Leap of Dance Academy, which began in 2017 Ajala. It ‘been a strong advocate of helping our students to pursue their dreams, despite their circumstances. “Would I want every child the opportunity to give through my program to make free, so that no excuse will be that every child can report that was why they could not continue their love of dance,” he said , Ajala said his dance school received donations that will be used to create a series of dance school with the body. “Some of our students have an hour’s walk or there to the Academy, so that we as a comfortable place, who wanted to be stay in position while they can not go home.” – reported Landrum Los Angeles BR> Image copyright Sunday Alamba AP.