All Day Everyday
Excell Academy goes Hollywood in “All Day, Everyday” music video
BET and MTV premier new music video featuring Excell students, music artist Smart Guy Chevelle and NFL Minnesota Vikings star Adrian Peterson
It’s all about lights, camera and action for some Excell Academy for Higher Learning students who have now become shining stars beyond the school’s Brooklyn Park roots. Featured in a recent music video debut of “All Day, Everyday,” by local music artist Smart Guy Chevelle, many of the school’s students were afforded the opportunity to take on a new role of performing artists or, perhaps, even “Hollywood superstars” in the making. On top of that, as if being on television, YouTube and more wasn’t exciting enough, they also have bragging rights of sharing the spotlight with NFL Minnesota Vikings star Adrian Peterson who also makes a guest appearance in the video.
Smart Guy Chevelle, whose children attend Excell Academy, invited the students to be the special guests for the video shoot, which took place in the fall of 2011. The “All Day, Everyday” event gave the students a real life lesson in key elements of video production and performing arts.
Prior to the end of the 2011-2012 school year, Smart Guy Chevelle and some of his crew returned to the school for a sneak peak presentation of the video. Needless to say, the crowd on hand, including the school’s CEO/Executive Director, Sabrina Williams, beamed with pride as they watched Excell students on the “big screen” for the first time. Following the presentation, Williams expressed her gratitude to Smart Guy Chevelle for allowing Excell to be a part of such a great project. Williams also told the students how proud she was of them and reminded them that the new venture is certainly one worthy of being added to Excell’s existing impressive list of accomplishments.
The video has aired on several media outlets, stations and networks including MTV (Music Television) and BET (Black Entertainment Television).