Rwandan-born dancer and choreographer Sherrie Silver picked up Childish Gambino’s awards during MTV Video Music Awards (VMA) in New York City.
Gambino’s viral music video This is America won three awards at the VMA’s, including best video with a message, best choreography and best direction.
Silver, who choreographed the video, gained worldwide acclaim after its release.
She told the Interview Magazine that she blended a number of American and African dance moves, such as Nigeria’s Shaku Shaku and the Azonto from Ghana, in the video that went on to gain tens of millions of views online.
Hear what she told the BBC about how she plans to take African dance to the world.