His Facebook video went viral, Now he’s coming home to Dublin to film the real thing


Earlier this year, Y. Nelson Thomas posted on Facebook a video about his hometown of Dublin. The song evoked a sense of pride of being from “the D.U.B.” and quickly took off, garnering more than 50,000 views and 1,000 shares on his Ydrate the Motivator Facebook page.

Thomas, a motivational speaker who lives in Phoenix, Arizona, will return to Dublin in October to host D.U.B. Fest, a celebration of community and diversity. Thomas has since professionally recorded his song — “I’m from the D.U.B. (Do yoU Believe)” — and will film the official music video and documentary at the festival, Thomas said in a Facebook message to The Telegraph.

D.U.B. Fest, to be held noon-5 p.m. Oct. 22 at Bicentennial Plaza in downtown Dublin, will also feature food, music, live performances and guest speakers. Among those speaking will be Tim Chatman, Dublin’s first black police chief, Nelson said.
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