A couple of months after stating that he “reshaped the culture for all the Haitians,” Kodak Black is giving back to the Caribbean nation in the form of education. Per The Shaderoom, the “Zeze” rapper revealed the news he was previously hesitant to share.
“I got my grandma a mansion in Haiti,” he wrote on social media. “I never upload [or] broadcast it but I am happy to say I am building a school in Haiti as well.” No further details have been publicized since the revelation.
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In 2017, Kodak linked with fellow Haitians Wyclef Jean and John Wicks for a song titled after their native country, but the young rapper isn’t the only Haitian artist giving back.
Model Christie Desir, who won Miss Universe Haiti in 2014, previously said she’s planning to build multiple schools for her homeland’s youth. She’s witnessed firsthand the lack of educational tools Haiti’s children receive since she spends most of her summers in the country.
“I truly wanted to show the world a different side of Haiti,” Desir said to CBS Interactive. “And that’s what kept me pushing.” Through her partnership with Haiti Health Initiative, Desir was able to share that a new school will be complete by the fall school year in September 2019. Desir said “the ultimate dream” is to continue this goal of opening schools “throughout Haiti.”