It’s been five years since Oti Mabuse first burst onto our screens on Strictly Come Dancing with her fabulous choreography and dancing. The nation has taken her to its heart, but her journey to Blackpool and the BBC has been an extraordinary one. Oti was born thirty years ago, in a township in South Africa.
The year she was born was the year Nelson Mandela was released from prison, and saw the beginning of the end of the Apartheid system. Her homeland was beginning a new chapter. Oti grew up and started dancing in a country that was full of change.
Now, ten years after she left, Oti is going back to her country of birth, to show us her South Africa. It is a country that she feels is often misunderstood and she wants to show us a land of beauty, diversity, and hope.
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