Marvay says his favourite thing about his son Damari right now is his ability to be ‘so cool’ and adapt to any situation. (Picture by Krystal Hoyte.)
He’s known to many as Damien “Marvay” Lythcott, the sweet singing entertainer who has dropped some big soca hits over the last few years.
But apart from that, he’s also father to 11-year-old Damari, who until last July lived in New York with his mother.
So while Marvay was deep into Crop Over last year, he also had to focus on getting his son settled in a new country.
Along with getting Damari settled, Marvay also had to get him prepared for this year’s Common Entrance Examination.
“Mainly we have been getting this young man here ready for Common Entrance. He has been coming for summers but he moved here July last year. We had two terms to prep him. Big up to all his teachers who helped to prep him for Common Entrance,” Marvay said.
Damari sat the exam on May 7 and earned a place at his dad’s alma mater Harrison College.
Marvay said he couldn’t be more than happy with his son’s performance in the exam, especially since he had just two terms to prepare.
“We are very happy. We were at home with his grandmother and we just happened to see a message on a WhatsApp family chat. That’s how we found out and we started crying like idiots. All the hard work paid off and I was very proud of him.”
“Generally he’s a smart kid and I tried to get him open-minded from day one and he did the magic and transferred himself to fit in here. He definitely worked hard and he deserves the results,” he said while looking lovingly at his son.
Damari said getting accustomed to the Barbados educational system wasn’t easy but said he was glad to be here. (DB)
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