A Tanzanian ball juggler has captured the Malawian audience after footage of her skills went viral on social media over the weekend, prompting even American president Donald Trump to retweet the 1:30-minute footage, shot in an unidentified rural setting in Malawi where the audience cheers her on in Chichewa.
Ruptly tracked her to Lilongwe, where they found her plying her skill at the infamous Devils Street in the Capital.
In an interview with Ruptly, Hadhara Charles Mjeje denied that black magic was behind the outstanding keepie-uppie skills which have turned her into a viral sensation, as she spoke in the Malawian capital of Lilongwe on Tuesday.
"Some people think that I use black magic but I don't. There is nothing in this ball. I use my talent which I have developed for six years of practice. It is pure talent, not black magic," said she.
Hadhara, 29, revealed that she started juggling to earn money for her two sons.
She has since dazzled crowds in several countries across the continent such as South Africa, Gabon, Cameroon, Ethiopia, Malawi, Kenya and Mozambique.
"I admire players from different teams such as Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo, Ronaldinho," said Hadhara, adding that she wishes to become a professional player. Hadhara has been in Malawi since January, reports say, where she charges an equivalent of $4 (K3,000) for a two-minute performance.
Despite claiming she is able to foot her lodging bills, buy food and save part of the proceeds to support her family, she refuses to disclose the amount of money she earns per day, in fear of robbers.