Drake has been shooting a new music video in Mzansi (South Africa) for the last few days and stopped by a school to talk to the kids.
South Africa is celebrating Youth Month for the 40th time this year. Youth Month celebrates and honors the children who were lost in the June 16, 1976 Soweto uprising. The Views rapper stopped by Nelson Mandela Academy in Johannesburg to inspire the children to follow their dreams.
“I encourage you to do everything you can to make the future here as bright as you possibly can,” he said. “We’re all young. We all have some end goal or some dream.”
The kids cheered him on as he reflected on wanting to do this for his family, but especially for his hometown. “And take it from me, I sat around for a lot of days thinking about my family, my loved ones, where I’m from and trying to make the place where I’m from proud of me.”
Catch the entire speech below: