Kanye West is opening a new school, the ‘Donda Academy’

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The school, which has already recruited some promising basketball stars, aims to “prepare students to be the next generation of leaders”.

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Kanye West is reportedly set to open a new school ‘Donda Academy’ in Southern California.

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Named after the rapper’s recent 10th studio album, the school has focused on basketball and has already agreed to transfer some of America’s most highly rated high school basketball players to the school.

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‘Donda Academy’ is reportedly set on “finding the gap between faith and the innovation of the future”, and will focus on “equipping students with an education that will last in an ever-changing world”.


Jakhi Howard, a promising basketball player, confirmed the school on Instagram, writing: “I’m moving to California and I’ll be transferring to Donda Academy, I want to thank you and the whole Blue Devil family will still be my family. “

West has reportedly contacted the players personally on Instagram, with one of the yahoo sports: “It’s crazy that he reached out. But he’s making a good team with the players I want to play with and it’s in LA in a good market so me and my family have to think about that.”

Little is known about ‘Donda Academy’ yet, but there is a mission statement their official websiteThe , which also includes the option to apply for admission, reads: “Using an ethic of honesty and caring, ‘Donda Academy’ is poised to be the next generation of leaders, thinkers and innovators by providing world-class education to students which includes a rigorous core curriculum, and an emphasis on sustainability, creativity, critical thinking and problem solving.

Elsewhere, it also appears that West is looking to launch a range of ‘donda’ tech products after submitting paperwork for the trademark name last month.


As per legal documents received by tmz, the rapper and producer is looking to use the ‘Donda’ branding on a range of tablet computers, surround sound systems and smartwatches.

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