Adventist student Joshua Iosefo didn’t know when he made his prefect speech at Auckland’s Mt Roskill Grammar that it would go viral. But after 15,000 YouTube hits in a matter of days (it is now more than 29,000), his spoken word piece has swept through cyberspace and even been played on New Zealand’s premier current affairs program, Campbell Live.
... his spoken word piece has swept through cyberspace and even been played on New Zealand's premier current affairs program, Campbell Live.
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The 18-year-old Samoan, Niuean New Zealander also performed the piece at his home church, Calvary Community, on the Sabbath after it went viral, also his birthday. In his speech, entitled Brown Brother, Mr Iosefo urges polynesian and Maori young people to break out of their stereotypes and achieve more, especially as they are made by God, who gives them strength to do all things.