Beyonce and the Tofo Tofo Boys
It’s better to be prepared for an opportunity and not have one than to have an opportunity and not be prepared.
No better place to say this than this instance that happened by mere chance. The odds are mind-boggling. Beyonce saw a video on YouTube of boys dancing in Mozambique.
In case you don’t know where that country is, Mozambique is in the Southern part of Africa, sharing borders with South Africa, Malawi, tanzania, Zambia and Zimbabwe.
Beyonce saw a video on YouTube of this dance group from Mozambique called Tofo Tofo Boys, she thought their dance was just right for her new video. She asked choreographers to learn the dance and teach others, but no one seemed to master it well.
The video Beyonce might have seen
They tried and failed until Beyonce decided to get the guys to come over and teach her dancers their now famous dance. There was a problem though, no one knew how to contact them. Eventually after 4 months the group was found. The rest is history the guys helped and featured on the video for the song. (Who run the world, GIRLS).
Video showing Beyonce’s journey working on (Who run the world, GIRLS).
The lessons to be learnt
If you or you know someone in Africa with a talent but cant seem to find prospects. Do the following.
Keep working on your talent
Do a small video and upload it on YouTube, you will never know who comes across it, you might even make some money in the process from your video.
If all fails keep trying.