L’vovo Derrango and his manager, Sthabiso Dladla, are surrounded by kids at the St Theresa’s Orphanage in Sydenham, Durban.Photo by Jabulani Langa

L’VOVO Derrango celebrated his 35th birthday in style on Tuesday.

The Palesa hitmaker visited the St Theresa’s Orphanage in Sydenham, Durban, KZN. The children's home houses about 75 kids between the ages of five and 21 years.

L’vovo who recently released a new single titled Ama’umbrella, came bearing goodies for the orphans.

His manager, Sthabiso Dladla (30), said the award-winning kwaito star wanted bring smiles to kids’ faces.

“Children need to be loved. Spending time with these abandoned kids is close to L’vovo’s heart. His visit brought happiness and these kids now feel loved and valued,” Sthabiso said.

Sthabiso – who was also celebrating his birthday on the same day – said they brought cakes, toys, juice, sweets and writing materials for the kids.

“We sang for them, motivated them and gave them words of encouragement, telling them that their background should not determine their future,” said Sthabiso.

The manager also revealed that L’vovo will also visit other centres in his Newcastle home town.

Sthabiso added that the star plans to adopt a school and buy school uniforms, shoes and jerseys for needy pupils.

“We are in contact with the social development department, which is helping us to identify the school,” said Sthabiso.

He said they had been involved in many social responsibility programmes where they help senior citizens and underprivileged kids in Joburg and KZN.

“This is not about getting publicity. We have giving hearts . . . we want to give back to society.

“Giving hearts . . . giving makes myself and L’vovo happy and we want to see other people smile too.”

Sthabiso urged other people to follow suit and help the needy.

“Our communities would be great if we value, respect and help each other.”

L’vovo has been in the entertainment industry for longer than a decade.