The winner of the eighth weekly cash prize of R5000 is dancer and choreographer, Shamie George from Cape Town. George is a big believer in using dance to communicate with the world and to dance to any type of music. George has appeared on TV shows such as Expresso Show on S3 and several dance competitions.
The weekly prize money will be used to spoil George’s family and most importantly his children as they motivate him to work harder. As a full time dancer he was drawn to the Be Brave Mzansi Challenge as it encouraged him to use his body to send a message of hope to all South Africans. “I would love to see the youth take part in this challenge because it’s a platform to express your talents and also to inspire the next one out there so create dance and explore.” adds George
This season of Sponsors of Brave is calling on all South African residents to Be Brave, Mzansi and to do the Dance of Brave. To celebrate and commemorate just how far we have come as a country, the Be Brave Mzansi campaign is asking everyone to get up and dance, as we rise together to beat the virus. Those who submit a video to enter stand a chance to win a weekly cash prize to the tune of R5,000. Three video entries will be selected as overall winners: one by a nationwide public vote who will win R20,000 and two chosen by the panel of judges and The Ndlovu Youth Choir who will win R10,000 each – one for the best individual or family and one for the best school or organisation.
Nicole Austin, Adcock Ingram OTC Sponsors of Brave ambassador encourages everyone to get involved, “Our country has weathered so many storms, and we continue to rise, mostly because of our spirit of gratitude. We express this in many ways, but there is no more impactful way to show our courageous South African spirit than through song and dance. It unites us, it fuels us, and it is central to this brand new season of Sponsors of Brave – Be Brave, Mzansi. So get up, be brave, and move, Mzansi!”
Take inspiration from the internationally acclaimed Ndlovu Youth Choir from the hills of Limpopo and local celebrities such as Lira and Siv Ngesi as they challenge you to learn the Dance of Brave and share in the joy across South Africa.
Find the dance tutorial and entry details below: