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We all fulfill a higher purpose. In some cases, it finds us earlier than others. Keedron Bryant lives the life of any other 13-year-old boy. However, he also answers a call far beyond standard eighth grade expectations as the voice of revolution in 2020.
He stood up by singing straight from the heart about the systemic injustices faced by the black community, and the entire world took notice. In the most unexpected fashion, he quietly and humbly gave a sound and a face to the Black Lives Matter movement with nothing more than a solo smartphone performance of his first single ‘I Just Wanna Live’.
Among those touched by his song and message, he moved high-profile fans such as President Barack Obama, LeBron James, and Will Smith. Plus, he delivered a tear-jerking live performance on The Ellen DeGeneres Show and earned looks from Good Morning America, CNN, Billboard, The Steve & Marjorie Harvey Foundation, TIME, Harper’s Bazaar, and BBC News, to name a few.
Now, he continues to fulfill his purpose after getting signed to Warner Records. Keedron is a lifetime member of the NAACP.
It’s what I’ve dreamed about and God has given it to me. I’m really grateful for this life. Now, I’m ready to live it.”
Opening Keynote: Andria Zafirakou
Best teacher in the world prizewinner, Andria Zafirakou, shares insights from the classroom on inspiring, empowering and enabling kids and reveals the greatest lessons she has learned while engaging with young people.
American Singer Keedron Byrant, whose song ‘I Just Wanna Live’ went viral last year, following the death of George Floyd, talks about how to be an authentic voice in mainstream media, in a world which demands change.