The story of how kids helped a local Tekkie make it onto the biggest stage in the world!  

The story of how kids helped a local Tekkie make it onto the biggest stage in the world!


Western Cape, South Africa – New brand on the block, Ama Tekkie never imagined that their shoes would be on on the feet of the now-famous Ndlovu Youth Choir performing in America.

Daniell Barnard from Ama Tekkie explained why they were so honoured to have played a small part in the amazing story of the choir.

“When we saw the choir’s first audition online we were so inspired and immediately realised that our style perfectly matched with theirs”.

They made the Ama Tekkie team so proud to be South African that they decided to send each choir member a pair of Ama Tekkies to wear casually off stage. One thing led to another and the next thing they were planning to help them design a tekkie to wear during their next performance.

This was easier said than done, as it was only two weeks before they had to leave for the USA!!!

“We came up with the idea to customise one of our current styles, but the colourway needed to match the new beautifully designed pink and green outfits.” 

The Worcester Primary School offered to help them, as each tekkie had to be coloured in by hand as part of the customisation.

The school children transformed the tekkies during art class by colouring it in to match their outfits perfectly. They also wrote their names on the innersoles of the tekkies and inserted a short letter, wishing them well with the next performance, in the box.

How SA kids created the shoes Ndlovu Youth Choir wore on Americas Got Talent!

The slogan the kids came up with “you’ll be in our hearts, and we’ll be on your feet,” summing up how inspiring the Ndlovu Youth Choir success has been to many South African kids and for these kids to feel proud they played a small part of such a great story.

The choir responded with a video singing and saying thank you to the students.

Watch the video below:

And watch their awesome performance here:

Sources: Ama Tekkie 
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