The only world record currently held by the BabyFace bosses, is for the amount of times we've hit replay on Chris Brown's 2009 live performance of Take You Down. The closest we've come to achieving any kind of numerical success with hoola hoops is when we put fourty of the edible kind on our hands. Slightly more impressive are the two world records held by our next Baby Face lady: Marawa The Amazing can hoop an insane 133 hoops at the same time. The. Same. Time. After marvelling at Marawa's moves the floating tin men and pan pipe players at your local shopping centre seem slightly more shit than they did before.
Marawa's YouTube videos will literally blow your mind. Girl got mad hips. Not only does she run her weekly Hoola Schoola lessons at Shoreditch Town Hall she also heads up a team of Majorettes, that form her travelling hoola hoop harem of honeys that travel the globe performing. Marawa has also performed on stage with Toddla T, has a regular slot alongside Major Lazer at Notting Hill Carnival each year (see ya there) but she's also starred in music vidoes for Gonzales and Eliza Doolittle. Marawa's performance get-up is strong; we're talkin' full leopard print spandex numbers, sequin hotpants and fruit basket headwear (jel). Cult brand Opening Ceremony have collaborated with MTA and you can buy her very appropraite sequin smothered hoops from their stores. Marawa also designed the cutest, dorothy-esque heeled roller skates for shoe designer Terry de Havilland. Yes, heeled roller skates.
If all of this mouthwatering info isn't enough to drag your toad-self to one of her live shows, then the promise of the utterly hilarious faces she pulls when performing should be. The theatrics are all part of the hoop-life and we weren't surprised to discover the chick had played Josephine Baker in New York for six months to rave reviews. We think Marawa is capable of taking over the world, one sparkly hoop at a time. Our one tip? Try your hoop out at home before attempting to unsuccessfully gyrate in front of a packed park on a Sunday afternoon.