A talented 11-year-old boy from Nigeria has impressed people around the world with his passion for ballet dancing.

A video of Anthony Mmesoma Madu dancing in the rain in Lagos, Nigeria, spread across the internet as social media users praised the 11-year-old for breaking negative stereotypes around male dancers.

Anthony told BBC News: “Where I live there are no male ballet dancers like me. When people see ballet they think it is only for girls, they don’t know that it is not only for girls.

“How I want them to see me is that when I am dancing they know that there is a male ballet dancer.

Source: Anthony Mmesoma MaduEvening Standard