Drake Inspires Kids in South Africa With Motivational Speech

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Toronto's own took a break from shooting a music video in South Africa to speak with kids at the Nelson Mandela Centre of Memory.

Drake's speech was part of South Africa's Youth Month celebrations, and the rapper discussed growing up in Toronto and how he followed his dreams.


"I encourage you to do everything you can to make the future here as bright as you possibly can," the 29-year-old told the crowd. "We're all young. We all have some end goal or some dream. 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. If I can do it, anyone in this room can do it."

Drake was also given a tour of the center by South Africa's Minister in the Presidency Jeff Radebe; his deputy, Buti Manamela; and members of the Mandela family.

Take a look at Drake's speech below:

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