Earlier this week, reports surfaced that Kanye West is starting his own school, with Donda Academy, which will be located in Southern California, and named after his late mother. He is already building a strong basketball program as well, as there is a search for a head coach, and have already gotten 5-star recruit, Jahki Howard, to transfer from his school, in Norcross, GA, to come to play for Donda Academy. Adidas will also be the sponsor of the school’s basketball uniforms.
Donda Academy Is Accepting Applications From Students
According to CBS 2 Los Angeles, Donda Academy will be set at Simi Valley and Moorpark. The school is also set on giving students the best education possible, as on their website, it stated that students will receive:
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“a world-class education that includes a rigorous core curriculum, and an emphasis on sustainability, creativity, critical thinking and problem solving,” making them the “next generation of leaders, thinkers, and innovators.”
As of now, Brandon Robinson, of Bally Sports, reported that Donda Academy is planning to be opened by the end of 2021. The school is also currently accepting applications, but tuition costs still haven’t been finalized.
Donda Academy Has Signed More Basketball Stars
Signing Jahki Howard was huge, but Donda Academy has more firepower on the way, for their basketball program. Other stars who are reportedly coming to the school are Robert Dillingham, Jalen Hooks, and Zion Cruz.
“It’s just one of those things you can’t pass up,” Hooks said to the Indianapolis Star, regarding his commitment to Donda Academy. “It was more of a family decision, too. All of us just felt like it was a chance to reach my full potential and grow and get ready for the college level.”
Kanye’s ‘Donda’ Merchandise Has Also Had Massive Sales
This summer, Kanye West had three album listening events, for his 10th studio album, “Donda.” Two were held at Atlanta’s Mercedes-Benz Stadium, where he was living in for quite some time. The final event was held in Chicago, Ye’s hometown, inside Soldier Field. At these events, fans would rush to the merchandise tables, purchase “Donda” apparel, and relist these items online, for prices higher than retail value. This is due to these products being attached to Kanye’s name, and how historic these Donda album listening events were.
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Kanye Scored His 10th Consecutive Number One Album
With the “Donda” merchandise sales doing well, Kanye’s Donda album as a whole was also highly successful. It went on to debut at number one, on the Billboard 200 chart. 27 songs were included, with huge collaborations with Jay Z, Lil Baby, The Weeknd, Playboi Carti, and more.
Donda was delayed three times, in the midst of the album listening events, but was finally made available, on August 29. The album held the number one spot for one week, before Kanye’s rival, Drake, topped the Billboard 200 for three consecutive weeks, with his “Certified Lover Boy” album.
Drake initially reignited his 2018 beef with Kanye, in August, after dissing Ye on Trippie Redd’s “Betrayal” song. Kanye went on to include Drake in a group chat, where Ye said “I’ve been f—-d with by weird-a** jock n****s like you my whole life. You will never recover. I promise you.”