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Personal Story with Disability:
 Pediatric Cancer & Amputee

March 30, 2024

with Special Guest

Musa Motha (Professional Dancer, International awards winner, Motivational Speaker, Finalist AGT- Simon's Golden Buzzer )

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Musa Motha
Professional Dancer, International awards winner, Motivational Speaker, Finalist AGT- Simon's Golden Buzzer )

After I completed my matric I pursued an Engineering qualification with Damelin College, but this was not where my passion is. I have had a keen interest in music, I started pursuing being a DJ in 2010 and entering a Red Square DJ knockout where I took the fifth position in the provincials.

During my journey of exploring the deejaying process, I felt like I could do more and that's when I began to be curious about dance. My friends taught me how to dance by drawing squares on the floor. The first dance genre that I learned is iSbhujwa, I enhanced my dance vocab by adding Hip Hop and Pantsula as time went by.

I have been fortunate to have worked with local and international artists such as Drake, Tanisha Scott and Somizi, to mention a few. I have been the subject in two documentaries on SABC 2, Talk SA and EACH ONE TEACH ONE. The latter  won an award for the best documentary that year. I have been on TV adverts and starred in the movie, THE ULTIMATE where I was the main character.

In 2018, I joined  Vuyani Dance Theatre where I started learning Gregory Maqoma's technique, The Pulse Theory Technique as well the the “Cocktail” which the company is celebrated for. It has been during my time at Vuyani that I have performed in Maqoma’s Cion Requiem of Ravel’s Bolero at Joburg Theatre, Rise which we performed in Johannesburg and New York at Fall For Dance. In 2020, I toured with the company to be part of the Sharjah Fringe Festival in the United Arab Emirates. I have also performed in numerous corporate events including Scenarios 2030 with the President of the Republic, Cyril Ramaphosa  in attendance. In 2022 I took on being a company member at Rambert Dance Company and toured with the work Peaky Bliners as lead performer. Most recently I have been a finalist on Britain’s Got Talent and was invited to be on Simon Cowell’s team on America’s Got Talent Fantasy League.

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Musa's semi final performance on AGT Fantasy League 

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