African Voices host Olamide, amputee dancer

Nigerian singer and rapper, Olamide Adedeji; and South African amputee dancer, Musa Motha, will this week feature on African Voices Changemakers. The CNN magazine programme is sponsored by telecommunications giant, Globacom.

Olamide, also known as Baddo,  will share the studio with  Johannesburg-based Motha who had  his left leg amputated below the knee 12 years ago, having suffered osteosarcoma, a cancer that attacks the bones of the arms and legs, especially in children and young adults.

The Nigerian artiste released his first album titled, ‘Rapsodi’ in 2011 after which he established his own record label, YBNL Nation, which has been a platform for himself as well as the next generation of musically talented youths to express their passion and talent in music.

He won the Best Indigenous Artiste award at the 2013 Nigeria Entertainment Awards with other awards including Most Gifted Rap Artiste from West Africa by Channel O Music Video Awards in 2014 following in quick succession.

On his part, Motha was privileged to have been mentored by the Reach For A Dream Foundation, a non-governmental organisation which motivates children to fulfil their dreams in spite of life-threatening illnesses. He has since risen to the status of role model whose life gives strength to other challenged children to surmount the obstacles occasioned by disability.

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