Damilola Taylor Trust

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RnB star Trey Songz joins hands with Damilola Taylor Trust for London Event

Date Posted: 02 Feb 2012

Anerican R 'n' B sensation Trey Songz will take time out from his hectic touring schedule to remind everyone he is more than just a music star. The Grammy nominees and BET Award winner, teams up with broadcaster BET International and Damilola Taylor Trust at a special London event to focus on educating and empowering urban youth, underlining his less documented charitable work supporting Youth charities across America.

Songz, in partnership with Damilola Taylor Trust, will take to the stage at London's City Hall on Monday 28th Febuary at 6.30pm to promote positive youth engagement and lend his support to the Trust's inspirational work empowering young people.

The New Jersey-based star, who draws on his impressive fan club 'Trey's Angels' to promote his not-for-profit work, will deliver an inspirational talk about his own journey to an audience of young people from the trust.

This is the first event of its kind hosted by broadcaster BET International, who regularly promote the valuable community and global outreach work of high profile music artists, known as 'Global Good'.

"I'm proud that on the day we celebrate BET's 3rd anniversary on UK television, we are able to connect Trey Songz, one of music's most inspirational stars, with the work of such an important British Trust," said Micheal Armstrong, SVP & GM of BET International. "In additional to this event, BET International will use our on-air PSA campaign, BET's Global Good to chronicle this important charity work with our viewers throughout EMEA"

Richard Taylor, OBE said, "Trey Songz represents the kind of aspirational young artist the Trust is delighted to be able to work with. His work in America, not just as an artist, but as a role model who supports youth charities and promotes social mobility amongst young people, is an inspiration and we look forward to him having the same impact here".

Trey Songz said, "I am delighted to offer my support to the Damilola Taylor Trust and call upon Trey's Angels around the world to recongise the good work that is taking place in one of London's most challenged neighbourhoods. I am honoured to be able to join hands with a worthy cause that shares the same aspirational princioples of my own pro-social initiative"

The Mayor of London, Boris Johnson said, "Engaging and motivating our young people to succceed is immensely important. I want to help vulnerable teenagers in the captial aim high and turn their backs on the lure of gangs and violence. I applaud the hard work of the Damilola Taylor Trust in making a real difference to Young Londoners"