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Last week we posted the adorably impressive video of baby rapper Khaliyl Iloyi. Maybe you noticed the voice at the end saying, “Just like you, Kieyen, just like you,” as an older boy smiles into the camera. Turns out Khaliyl’s big brother Kieyen was the first pre-literate lyricist in the family. These days, he has apparently grown into quite the avid reader. In the above video, he and his father Femi Iloyi talk favorite books and the importance of reading. From Africa to the X-Men, the Holocaust to the Obamas, they are proud history buffs and comic fanatics.

“I think it’s important to read, so I spend a lot of time reading with my son,” says Iloyi.

So declares the articulate youngster: “My name is Kieyen and I want to encourage people to read.”

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