A MOBO award-winning grime artist surprised children at an east London school by performing his Christmas single and handing out presents.
Rapper D Double E visited pupils St Antony’s Catholic Primary School on December 19 during the school’s morning assembly.
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He came bearing gifts for the children of every class and performed his first ever Christmas song, Merry Christmas.
Headteacher Angela Moore said: “This is such a wonderful example being set for the children of the school regarding how to use their talents and gifts in a positive way to inspire and lift the spirits of others, particularly at a time when there is such hardship all around.
“The fact that D Double E is local to our school community and has taken the time to come in and perform for the children this morning has brought both joy and excitment to all.”
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The MOBO (music of black origin) Awards celebrated its 25th anniversary event on November 30 at Wembley Arena.
D Double E, from Forest Gate, Newham, picked up the award for Best Grime Act, alongside other winners including Central Cee, Pink Pantheress, Mahalia and Burna Boy.
Head boy Alejandro said: “It made a great difference to me having a male role model from our very own community coming in to share his brand new Christmas song with us.
“He’s such a great rapper – I wish that I could be as creative with lyrics as he is!
“I think that he is inspirational because his lyrics are clean, appealing, catchy and fun!”
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“It was so amazing having a famous performer with us this morning,” added head girl Isabella.
“He brought fun and lots of energy to the assembly. It was a brilliant surprise for me and all the children of our school!”