Thursday, October 21, 2021

6-year-old Ivanah Campbell Goes Global After Barefoot Street Performace in Viral Video

Ivanah Campbell

*A video of an adorable six-year-old girl dancing has impressed folks around the world, including actors Will Smith, Chris Evans and singer Lizzo.

Ivanah Campbell from Port Elizabeth, South Africa has gone viral thanks to her performance to DjBBoy’s song “Paga A Beida Da Bela,” barefoot on the side of the road. After Lizzo a clip on Twitter, it amassed over 4.7 million views — watch via the Instagram embed video below. 

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Ivanah’s personal Instagram is run by her aunt and it racked up nearly 200k followers in the week the clip was shared. The lively little girl also has more than 50,000 “friends” on Facebook.

Ivanah’s dance coach, Ashwin Le Breton at the Portia Appolis dance studio, says the child has “her own style of dancing.”

“As a dancer, she has so much energy,” Le Breton tells The Post.

Lizzo is hoping Ivanah will be invited to dance on “Good Morning America.”

“Invite me & Ivanah on the show so we can perform together,” the singer posted after “GMA” aired the clip.

Will Smith also reposted the video of Ivanah dancing, adding the caption: “This girl has life figured out! I’m bout to go find some traffic right now … and dance!”

“This kid is cooler than I could ever hope to be,” tweeted “Captain America” star Chris Evans.

Ivanah, who has been dancing since she was 3, lives with her grandparents and aunt Tania Mejanie, 26, who launched her niece’s Facebook page in May.

“I loved dancing. Whenever a song played I just started to move. I’d even copy the moves I saw on my favorite music videos,” Ivanah tells Herald Live. “When I start dancing I feel so happy.”

 

View this post on Instagram

 

Ivanah just loves @petitafro here’s her dancing to one of her favorite choreography’s by him #ivanahthedancer #Frobabies #fortheloveofdance

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Ny MaGee
Ny MaGee is a screenwriter and freelance reporter from Chicago -- currently living in Los Angeles and covering A-list entertainment for various outlets, including Emmys.com. She has worked for: Miramax, MTV & VH1, The Jim Henson Company, Hallmark Channel, Paramount Pictures, and for iconic indie film producer Roger Corman.

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