On the 21st of September, it was EXO‘s lead vocalist Chen‘s birthday. Chen, also known as Kim Jongdae, turned 28 years old (according to his international age) and EXO-Ls all around the world celebrated the special occasion in numerous different ways.

@ex9dus on Instagram, an Indian fanbase for EXO, decided to take the celebrations to the next level by conducting a fan project for the singer. On 14th August they announced various categories that stans could take part in and then eventually have all their entries compiled into a video.

Then, from the 18th to the 21st of September the EX9DUS team posted videos of the entries that were made by fans, all put together, and posted according to the category they took part in. You can check out the different photos and videos below.

 

Letters from fans-

 

Song covers-

 

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Part 2 of Chen birthday project 🤗 “The way you cry, the way you smile I wonder how much they mean to me The words that I regretted when I looked back I will appologize but just listen, I will sing for you, sing for you” ~~ Kim Jongdae feat Kim Minseok #happychenday Special thank to @saranya.01 @doansa_adelaide @the_eccentric_chef_1405 @purnapriyanka @paachii_09 For trusting and being a part of this small project 💖 . . . . #exo #exoupdates #exoedits #exol #cbx #exo_sc #weareone #baekhyun #byunbaekhyun #exobaekhyun #chanyeol #sehun #suho #kai #lay #xiumin #do #kyungsoo #chen #jongdae #kaisolo #ot9 #chanbaek #kpop @weareone.exo @baekhyunee_exo @oohsehun @real__pcy @layzhang @e_xiu_o @zkdlin @kimjuncotton

A post shared by EXOdus (@ex9dus) on Sep 19, 2020 at 8:07am PDT

 

Decorating Chen’s name-

 

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“You and I, this moment right here I’m going to cherish it deep in my heart The soft touch of your hand, even today’s air I’m gonna remember it all It’s so precious Each minute, each second, make it count Then I’ll be forever Gathering all the moments I’ll give it to you” ~~ Kim Jong Dae #HappyChenDay . Special thank to @sushi333 @@chaelinschild @__.ashiiee.__ @shravani.xo @sadu_nikita_ @purnapriyanka @_livin_to_inspire_ @pooh__eri @Shauv20 @Joshnakatta @_abhi__94 @travel.the.world.with.exo For trusting and being a part of this small project 💖 . . . . . #exo #exoupdates #exoedits #exol #cbx #exo_sc #weareone #baekhyun #byunbaekhyun #exobaekhyun #chanyeol #sehun #suho #kai #lay #xiumin #do #kyungsoo #chen #jongdae #kaisolo #ot9 #chanbaek #[email protected] @baekhyunee_exo @oohsehun @real__pcy @layzhang @e_xiu_o @zkdlin @kimjuncotton

A post shared by EXOdus (@ex9dus) on Sep 19, 2020 at 8:11am PDT

 

Fanart-

 

Dressing up like Chen or his albums-

 

When we spoke to the creator of this project about what inspired them to conduct this, they said

Basically we got this idea to do something because of the lockdown. We decided since we are all stuck at home we have more time to dedicate to people we love hence we started doing these projects and we focused a lot for Chen’s Project mainly because we wanted to show that we support him and are with him through all the decisions he makes in his life.
A lot of exols gave a really positive responses . They felt the same way that we did.
Even though there is a huge chance that Chen wouldn’t be able to see this project, they were still willing to put in trust on us and time to make this project a success!

 

After a lot of hard work from both Indian EXO-Ls and the EX9DUS team, the project was a huge success!

What did you think of this project? Were you a part of it, or would you like to have taken part? Tell us your thoughts below in the comments!