Fully Bright School Tour begins today
Deejay Shaka Pow and his Fully Bright Team will be in action at St. John’s Primary school today. The co-ed institution, situated in St. Catherine, has over two thousand students across both shifts.
Ten students will be awarded Fully Bright certificates in various disciplines including academic excellence.
The main tool to be used in this initiative is the deejay’s song titled “Fully Bright.” This was released on January 9th to coincide with the new 2023 school term. It is on the Outfytt/I.W.A.A.D LLC music imprint.
The song sends a message that while silver and gold will vanish away, a good education will never decay.
In an interview with Reggae-Vibes, the deejay, a doctor by profession, says, “This is not the first time I am involved in batting for education. I have done songs, while my Garth McDonald Scholarship Fund has helped dozens of needy children. This time the idea is to have a larger reach with social media being involved.
“There is a concept that one does not need to have a good education to be successful in life. This could send out the wrong message, especially among our males in society.”
“As educators and other professionals, we have to ensure that we build values and attitudes so our younger generation can continue on the path of success.”
“Three of the certificates will go to students competing in the deejay’s Fully Bright Competition. This involves presenting an entry with the Fully Bright theme; the winner receives a gift basket.
The school will be selecting five outstanding students across the two shifts, while two others students were randomly selected by the Fully Bright team which includes dancers Wassdem di ballgame King and Anna.
The 30 minutes will include a question and answer session following a brief talk by the deejay.
The deejay hopes to bring the initiative to other schools, his alma mater St. Catherine High School and Kingston College.
The first stage of the tour will cover schools in Kingston, St. Andrew, and St. Catherine, and then extend to the rest of the island.
Dr. McDonald received the Best CXC and A’level passes at Kingston College. He was the captain of the school’s Science team which won the all-Island Science Competition in 1991, as well as a member of KC’s winning School’s Challenge Team in 1992, and was awarded the Herman White Prize for direct entry from high school to Medical school, UWI.
The deejay born in Kingston is known for songs such as “Independent Girl” feat. Heather Cummings, “Too Experience” with Barrington Levy, “Book and Rubba Bounce” feat. Samboni, and currently riding the afrobeat wave with song and video “Unconditional”.
During the pandemic, he has released three riddim driven albums: “Neww Money”, “Space Dem”, and “Madd Energy”.
(Photos courtesy of deejay Shaka Pow)