Bad Boy Will Smith took time out to not only visit London but to come down to CaribDirect’s general office location in Brixton, last week.

The Independence Day, Bad Boys and Men In Black star shocked students of the St Martin in the Fields Secondary School in Tulse Hill when he turned up for what should have been a regular school assembly.

Will Smith with Chuka Umunna

Will Smith with Chuka Unmuno at St Martin’s School in London

The actor most famously known for his role in Fresh Prince of Bel Air had both students and staff dumb struck. The girls were screaming and shouting in a frenzy and fought to get a close glimpse of one of Hollywoods most accomplished A-Listers.

Accompanied by local Labour MPs Tessa Jowell and “Britain’s answer to Barack Obama” Chuka Umunna, the four time Grammy Award winner toured Brixton and sang and danced for the St Martin’s students making it a day they’ll never forget.

But most poignant about his visit to the school were his  kind words of wisdom that seemed to resonate throughout the student body. He said, ‘be very careful who you associate yourself with because you are the people you spend most of your time with. If someone in your group makes one dum mistake it could adversely affect the rest of your life…you must be aggressive about who you choose to be in your life.’

CaribDirect salutes Will Smith for uttering what most of us would consider common sense but never say it to our kids, thank you!