Children at a public school in South Ozone Park got a special gift this holiday season.
Mavado, a famous Jamaican singer, visited the school on Wednesday not only to perform for the students, but to also spread some knowledge of his own.
“You are the men and women of tomorrow,” he said to the crowd of kids as they were screaming and clapping in awe. “School is important. Make sure you stay in school.”
The event took place at the J.H.S 226 Virgil I. Grissom school, located at 120-10 Rockaway Blvd. Children at the school who were on good behavior and had perfect attendance up to this point in the year got to see him.
He performed his hit song, “So Special,” for the children and had them sing along, expressing how special each and everyone of them are.
Mavado hails from Jamaica. He has performed songs with singers and groups such as G-Unit, Nicki Minaj and Drake, among others. One of his latest hits was titled “Give It All to Me,” featuring Nick Minaj.
He said it is important for celebrities to give back to children who look up to them because they will soon be the leaders of the world.
“Children are the future,” he said. “They listen to our music and look up to us and will be the men and women leaders in the future, so it is very important [to give back].”