Rwandan-born dancer and choreographer Sherrie Silver picked up Childish Gambino’s awards during MTV Video Music Awards (VMA) in New York City.
Silver choreographed the poignant music video This Is America, which has garnered praised and international acclaim for the dancer and the video has gained over 370,000,000 views to date.
Gambino’s music video picked up three awards including best video with a message, best choreography and best direction.
The dancer picked up the award and thanked the musician for the opportunity.
“Thank you everyone! Thank you @MTV @vmas and @donaldglover and the whole team @WolfandRoth, @MuraiHiro!,” she wrote on Twitter. “We won 3 awards including Best Choreography, Best Direction and Video with a Message #Vmas”
Thank you everyone! Thank you @MTV @vmas and @donaldglover and the whole team @WolfandRoth, @MuraiHiro! We won 3 awards including Best Choreography, Best Direction and Video with a Message #Vmas pic.twitter.com/DIGy2kbXna
— Sherrie Silver (@SherrieSilver) August 21, 2018
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.