“I Sat For JAMB Five Times” – Singer, Crayon Recounts His Struggles

Fast-rising Nigerian Afropop artist and songwriter, Charles Chibueze Chukwu better known as Crayon has recounted his struggles with education.

In an interview on Channels Television’s Rubbin’ Minds on Sunday 28 August, the singer who is signed to Baby Fresh’s Blowtime Entertainment, an imprint of Mavin Records, revealed that he sat for the Joint Admission and Matriculation (JAMB) Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) five times.

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He also talked about how he struggled to gain admission to a tertiary institution before landing a spot in the Nigerian music industry.

Crayon however noted that his failed attempts to get into a university was not his fault.

He said;

“It has been amazing and beautiful to see because I have been working over the years and now, I am now finally getting the recognition that I deserve.

“So, it (recognition) is beautiful to see – among my fans, team, and everybody that knows me personally.

“I started making music like 2016 officially. I wasn’t in school then but trying to get into the university. I wrote JAMB five times.

“For the first two times, I failed; the rest three times, I passed. I kept going to the school to lay complaints and ask: ‘What’s up?’ It (gaining admission) wasn’t just happening for me,” he noted during the show. “I feel like it was God’s way of redirecting me.”

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