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Coronavirus: Stars share motivational messages with Barking and Dagenham College students

PUBLISHED: 12:00 13 April 2020

Shaun Escoffery has recorded a motivational message for performing arts students at Barking and Dagenham College where he studied in the 1990s. Picture: Barking and Dagenham College

Shaun Escoffery has recorded a motivational message for performing arts students at Barking and Dagenham College where he studied in the 1990s. Picture: Barking and Dagenham College

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Actors from the stage and screen have been recording motivational messages for performing arts students.

Former Barking and Dagenham College students Shaun Escoffery sang to youngsters who, like the R&B singer, are currently at home under lockdown.

Shaun sings from one of his most popular songs, Days Like This and says: “It’s a hard time at the moment and I just wanted to send you guys some love and encouragement.”

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Shaun studied performing arts at the college in the 1990s before going on to find fame with his first major release Space Rider.

Yvonne Kelly. Picture: Barking and Dagenham College.Yvonne Kelly. Picture: Barking and Dagenham College.

He is now on BBC Radio 2’s A List with his first single for Universal entitled River from his new album Strong Enough.

Actor and comedian Andi Osho, a former student at the college, praised the budding artists, saying: “I got out of my pyjamas to tell you you are doing great.”

The videos can be viewed on the college’s Facebook and Twitter pages.


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