Nelson Mandela was more than a political leader or a struggle stalwart. He was, and still is, arguably one of the greatest men in human history.
Mandela loved music and dance. He even has a dance move named after him: the ‘Madiba dance’.
“It is music and dancing that make me at peace with the world,” he once said.
As we celebrate we observe the centenary of his birth, we reflect on one of his enduring legacies, the ‘Madiba dance’.
So, here’s few things you need to know about Madiba’s signature dance move:
1) It is referred to as the ultimate non-dancers dance move.
2) It doesn’t require a lot of effort. You just need to smile - mimicking Tata’ smile that won millions of hearts around the globe.
3) With your arms bent in front of you, sway gently from side-to-side, with a little twist. There's no real leg action required.
The former statesman was often seen moving across the world stage performing the Madida dance. Here are some of the memorable moments: