The ‘amazing’ African woman who caught President Trump’s attention has become a global star
London, Feb. 23, 2019 (AltAfrica)-Global fame has suddenly caught up with a local Tanzanian woman who makes a subsistence living with an amazing football jugging skill,
Her fame is from the most unexpected source, yes unexpected source-President Donald Trump of United states of America.
. Her viral video was shared by Twitter user Akin Sawyerr with the caption, “Talent is evenly distributed, opportunity isn’t”, The video shows the African Woman juggling football with her legs, head, shoulders, knees, hands and neck, as many people cheered.
Garnering millions of views and thousands of Likes and Retweets, her talent received a big praise from the United States President Donald Trump who shared the video on Tuesday with the comment: “Amazing!”.
At that moment, her identity and exact location were not known, and the only information available was that she spoke Swahili as heard in the video and she was in Malawi – as noted by other videos shared from the country.
She is heard accepting a challenge from the audience to juggle the ball 100 times for a fee. After close to two-minute execution of their request, the woman said, “Pesa yenu ndogo” in Swahili which means, “Your money is not enough”, in reference to a possible bet.
Now after the twit by the American president, her identity has finally been revealed German video news agency Ruptly which spoke with her on Tuesday.
She is Hadhara Charles Mjeje, a Tanzanian mother who is a professional football jogger in Malawian capital of Lilongwe. The video of her dexterity had taken the internet by storm before she caught the attention of U.S. President Donald Trump
Wearing her usual African wrap skirt and flipflops while she juggles a football amid a cheering crowd, the 29-year-old viral sensation said she started juggling to earn money for her two sons.
She told Ruptly in a video that she has juggled professionally in several countries across the continent including South Africa, Gabon, Cameroon, Ethiopia, Malawi, Kenya and Mozambique.
“Some people think that I use black magic but I don’t. There is nothing in this ball. I use my talent which I have developed for six years of practice. It is pure talent, not black magic,” she said.
She added that she wishes to become a professional football player and she admires players like Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo and Ronaldinho.
Hadhara Charles Mjeje is reported to have arrived Malawi since January where she charges about $4 for each two-minute performance. The money she earns foots her rent and buys food to support her family, she claims. (f2FAfrica)