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Nothing Will Stop This Zimbabwean Man From Breakdancing—Not Even His Wheelchair

Blessing Fire was told by doctors that he would never walk normally, but now he’s head of an award-winning breakdance crew.

ZIMBABWEBlessing Fire was born with a condition that causes him to walk with a limp, as a child he was told by doctors that he would have to use a wheelchair, but now he’s head of an award-winning Zimbabwean dancing crew.


Blessing fell in love with breakdancing while watching his older brother—a professional gymnast—practice his tumbles and tricks. When he shared his passion with his family his parents worried that he would further damage his legs.

But Blessing persisted.

“It was the only thing that gave me a lot of joy and peace inside of me”, he says in a video with BBC.

For more on Blessing's journey, check out the video below.

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The 8 Songs You Need to Hear This Week

Featuring Femi & Made Kuti, DJ Lag x DJ Tira, Kizz Daniel, Sho Madjozi, James BKS and more.

Every week, we highlight the cream of the crop in music through our best music of the week column.

Here's our round up of the best tracks and music videos that came across our desks, which you can also check out in our Songs You Need to Hear This Week playlists on Spotify and Apple Music.

Follow our SONGS YOU NEED TO HEAR THIS WEEK playlist on Spotify here and Apple Music here.

Check out all of OkayAfrica's playlists on Spotify and Apple Music.

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