- A Cape Town boy named Ethan Palagangwe is using his voice to help himself achieve his dreams
- Palangwe was one of thirty children who beat 1600 other hopefuls to receive acceptance at the prestigious Drakensburg Boys Choir School in KZN
- His parents, unable to afford the costly fees and have since started a crowdfunding campaign to help him raise money
Ethan Phalangwe is a 10-year-old boy who is singing his way to success. The talented young man who comes from Mitchells Plain in Cape Town has harboured a passion for singing since he was only 8-years-old.
Taking after his songbird mom, he can often be heard around the house, singing songs by his favourite musicians such as Chris Brown, Michael Jackson, Bruno Mars and Justin Bieber.
“Ethan started singing around the house at the age of 8. When he started singing for our friends and family at gatherings, we realized that he has a God given talent that we needed to nurture.” says Ethan’s mom, Candice.
Soon his dedicated parents saw an ad about a Drakensburg Boys Choir School open call audition, and they knew they had to enter their talented little Ethan, who would get a chance to receive the best education money can buy.
Proving his doting parent's instincts correct, Ethan blew judges away and became one of thirty boys who beat 1 600 hopefuls who were all competing to make it into the prestigious Kwa-ZuluNatal school.
Unfortunately once Ethan got his acceptance letter, his parents realised that they could not afford the costly school fees and this is when they started a crowdfunding campaign which managed to get over R98 000 from generous international and national donors.
Ethan's family since called on Mzansi for more assistance as he needs R175 000 for his first year alone, they also added that even though their little boy is far away, they are both proud and inspired by how far he has managed to come.
Briefly.co.za also reported that Nia Dennis, at gymnast at UCLA has left jaws dropped and hearts moved with her killer moves and relentless pursuit of perfecting her craft which is gymnastics. The 21-year-old recently blew the world away after a clip of her doing a routine she called "black excellence" was shared online.
The routine, which she was performing at a Pac-12 competition, features a mash-up from songs by artists such as Beyonce, Kendrick Lamar, Missy Elliot, and Tupac. She combined the music with a variety of popular dance moves which she started off by raising a fist in the air and bending her knee as a tribute to the Black Lives Matter movement.
She then went all-in with a variety of viral dance moves that have taken over the internet, taking careful care to perfect each step perfectly. The young gymnast also included a step that her dad did often while she was growing up.
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