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JM | May 21, 2022

Shenseea to help two college drop-outs in honour of ‘Yeng Day’

Ategie Edwards

Ategie Edwards / Our Today

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Shenseea (Photo: Instagram @shenseea)

In honour of ‘Yeng Day’, held on May 20 each year, dancehall artiste Shenseea yesterday (May 20), vowed to help two college students forced to discontinue their studies, as a result of financial constraints.

The rising international star took to her Twitter account to make the announcement, first wishing her Shenyengs fanbase a “HAPPY YENG DAY 🐉!!!!!!!!!”

“If you attended college and had to stop because of financial difficulties. I’m sending you back to get that degree! For YengDay, i’m aiding two college drop outs in Jamaica you have to have proof!!!!!” the sinjay wrote in another tweet.

(Photo: Twitter @shenseea)

‘Yeng Day’, observed on May 20, was first conceptualised by the artiste three years ago. The dancehall vixen, who has dedicated the day to her fans, appears to have put into practice the gesture of giving back to her Shenyengs in whatever philanthropic way she can.

Along with showing her fanbase appreciation, ‘Yeng Day’ marks the anniversary of the release of her hit single, ShenYeng anthem, from which the name of the day derived.

Making a subsequent tweet, she wrote, “I asked God to bless me so I can help to bless others. Imma always do just that, as he continues to do so!”

The singjay who penned the track in Tobago, told her team she wanted to do something for her fans.

“I remember I was in Tobago writing this song and mi tell my team I wanna do a song for my fans, mi never want to just say big up my fans, mi want when them hear it them feel empowered, them step out, go on bad and believe in who they are.”

“I released, mi promote the song to the fullest in the industry because of how much I believed in it and it came to be the record that solidified my place in the industry,” she explained.

Announcing the news via an Instagram video post as well, the singjay shared further details, noting that she was able to empathise with college drop outs, having faced similar circumstances.

“I’m aiding two college drop outs in Jamaica to get their degree. I too, had to drop out out of college because My family couldn’t afford the tuition for the last year of my studies so I know how disappointing it is to start something so important and not finish because of a situation we often can’t control!” she wrote in an attached caption.

“But please look at me! Don’t give up. They’re many routes to your dreams!” she continued.

In a series of story posts, the deejay told her Shenyengs that there were many emails and admitted that it would be hard to choose only two from the lot, urging other artistes to do projects of the same nature.

The Good Comfort hitmaker told fans that with time, she would be able to help even more individuals.

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