London, Nov 3 : British pop and R and B singer Leona Lewis, 23, firmly believes that Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama has it in him to fix up broken Britain if he wins the US election on November 4.
Lewis, who had grown up surrounded by gang violence on an East London estate, noticed that the behaviour of youngsters in the area has gone from bad to worse.
The singer, who was heartbroken when her friend Etem Celebi, 17, was shot dead a year ago, believes that Obama can help get British youngsters from ethnic minorities off the streets if he was elected to the White House.
"I just don't know what's going on with the young kids in London now. I think Barack Obama could inspire young ethnic minorities in the UK to do something productive and show it's not cool to do nothing with your life," the Sun quoted her as saying.
"Who gets elected president of America is important for everyone in the world, because they end up running our country too.
"I think Obama is amazing. He's just so cool and articulate. Nothing fazes him. I think it would be a huge step forward for America and the world.
"It would mean so much to have a mixed-race president, I just can't explain. The country needs that change.
"It would mean everything for ethnic minorities in that country and every country around the world to have a mixed-race leader of America," she added.