“How I dumped university education for music after writing UTME 5 times” – Singer Crayon (Video)

Fast-rising Nigerian singer, Charles Chukwu, professionally known as Crayon, has revealed how he abandoned his pursuit of a university education to focus on music.

In a recent interview with Hip TV the Mavin signee disclosed that he gave up on obtaining a university degree after taking the Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) five times.

During his fifth attempt, the singer encountered a music friend named Baby Fresh who inspired him to make a “significant sacrifice” for his career.

“On the fifth try, I had already met Baby Fresh, who used to work at Mavin. Juggling school and music simultaneously is quite stressful in Nigeria. Music alone is demanding,” he said.

“So I sat down with my parents and told them, ‘Mom and Dad, I want to pursue music.’ I explained that it felt like my heart was leading me in that direction. My dad suggested that I give the fifth try a chance, and if it didn’t work out, I could pursue music.”

Crayon added that during the Post-UTME exams at the University of Lagos, he made the decision to leave the hall halfway through because he didn’t want to prioritize passing the exam over his passion for music.

It was during this period that he met music executive Don Jazzy, who subsequently signed him to the Mavin record label.

Watch him speak below,

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