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Kanye West to open new school, 'The Donda Academy'

Kanye West is opening his own school in Southern California, appropriately called, ‘The Donda Academy’.

The school says it hopes to “finding the intersection between faith and the innovation of the future,” and aims to focus on “equipping students with an education that will last in the ever-changing world”.

Meanwhile, upcoming basketball player, Jakhi Howard, revealed on Instagram he’ll be moving there, writing: “I will be moving to California and I will be transferring to Donda Academy, I want to THANK YOU NORCROSS and the whole BLUE DEVIL FAMILY STILL WILL BE MY FAMILY.”

Remarkably, the rapper personally reached out to the players on Instagram. One told Yahoo Sports: “It’s crazy that he reached out. But he’s building a good team with players that I want to play with and it’s out in LA in a good market so it’s something me and my family have to think about.”

A mission statement on their website reads: “Using an ethic of integrity and care, ‘Donda Academy’ prepares students to become the next generation of leaders, thinkers and innovators by providing them with a world-class education that includes a rigorous core curriculum, and an emphasis on sustainability, creativity, critical thinking and problem solving.”

Earlier this week, it was revealed that Ye is allegedly planning a selection of tech products related to his tenth studio album, Donda.

West has already shared an item called the ‘Stem Player’, which will cost $200 for fans to purchase. The device lets users “customise any song”, which, in effect, allows them to “control vocals, drums, bass, and samples,” and also “isolate parts” to add effects or “split any song into stems”.

Now, documents discovered by TMZ show that Yeezy is planning on creating a range of Donda related “tablet computers, surround sound systems, smartwatches, smart glasses, wearable activity trackers, protective flip covers for tablets, and earphones”.