“Fun” Friday: AGT Fantasy League contestant Musa Motha stuns audience with his interpretive dance despite being an amputee
By Debbie Waltz
Simon Cowell does it again by inviting amputee dancer to be part of his AGT Dream team. Previously on Britain’s Got Talent, Musa Motha moved audiences with his inspirational story and ability to use his Crutch as an extension of himself while dancing. Musa had the typical dreams of any young boy growing up; he wanted to become a football player. After several knee incidents of knee pain and swelling, his parents took him to the doctor, and they drew blood; no abnormalities were found. Eventually, he sought help in Johannesburg where it was discovered he had cancer in his bone marrow.
After completing several unsuccessful rounds of chemotherapy, doctors recommended amputation. Unwilling to put his health at risk, Musa made the tough decision to amputate-giving up his dreams of playing for the NFL and focusing on dancing at a nearby DJ. As expected in the world of dance, he has faced his share of obstacles, climbing the ladder to become the best dancer possible.
While Musa is just pursuing his dreams, he hopes he is an example to the disabled community that anything is “possible.” As an advocate for this minority and those in Africa, his dreams don’t stop with dancing. He hopes to build an institution for those who are disabled where they can pursue a trade and become a productive member of society.
Be sure to follow the rest of Musa’s journey on AGT: Fantasy league on Tuesdays at 8 p.m.
To read more of this young man’s story, you can read the following article (which I paraphrased) at: