Your Opportunity Is Just A Challenge Away
If you missed the recently concluded Tigo Mama Africa Circus that was held in Dar, then you have no idea what you missed. The sponsors did a good job of promoting the event but I guess many people ignored it thinking they’ve outgrown such events. I'll be honest and admit that I too had chosen to take the "ignore-route" until a friend visiting from Nairobi tweeted a photo of some "impossible" stunts being done by the performing artists.
After seeing that photo I made up my mind to go see for myself that photo-shop had not been used in that photo…..And going I did, and after seeing the things that were happening on stage, I needed something to hold my jaw in place because it kept falling. Truly speaking, it was hard (still is) to believe that those guys were human. There was a combination of acrobats, dancers and contortionists, not forgetting an incredibly talented hula-hoop dancer. They were simply unbelievable.
In my view, those guys were either "boneless" or if they did have bones, then they must have been plastic (if that even makes sense.) I mean, how does an adult man go up almost a 10-foot pole like a bat or a cat climbing a wall, without any ropes to hold him in place, or hooks to plant his toes in? How do you explain a whole grown man doing things that would make you think he is a snake? Last I checked snakes have no bones...in a nutshell these guys were beyond amazing. They were simply unbelievable and if the famous Ripleys Believe it or Not show knew about them, I'm sure they would have the Hakuna Matata Acrobats from Tanzania on their show.