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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.


The 10 Best Ghanaian Songs of the Month (July)

Featuring Black Sherif, Sarkodie, Stonebwoy, M3NSA x M.anifest, and more.

As the summer winds down releases have slowed down just a tad, but it's nothing to fear because a number of our Ghanaian music faves are in album mode, and it's only a matter of time before they let loose! In the meantime the rest of our faves have been steady dishing out that fire, making for another month of dope releases. Want the scoop? Check out the best Ghanaian songs of the month below!

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