A viral video of the renowned singer, Ayodeji Ibrahim Balogun, also known as Wizkid, dressed in an NYSC uniform has caused a stir on the internet.
Recall that Wizkid was admitted into Lagos State University (LASU) in 2008 to pursue a degree in Sociology in the Faculty of Social Sciences. His matriculation number during his time in LASU was recorded as ’08-06-41-041′.
After spending slightly over a semester at LASU, Wizkid dropped out to focus on his professional music career. During this time, he was signed to Banky W’s Empire Mates Entertainment (EME) record label. Wizkid’s debut single, “Holla at Your Boy,” was released during this period and was met with widespread acclaim and acceptance.
However, while it is true that Wizkid dropped out of LASU to focus on his music career, the exact reasons for his departure from the institution are not fully known. Some reports suggest that he left due to financial challenges, while others suggest that he wanted to focus exclusively on his music career.
Wizkid enrolled once again, this time at Lead City University in Ibadan, which is the capital of Oyo State. He pursued a degree in International Studies but did not complete his academic program as he dropped out in less than two years.
In June 2015, Wizkid received an honorary degree from Cyprus International University in recognition of his significant contribution to Nigerian music on the global stage.
Owing to these realities, the video which showed Wizkid wearing the NYSC uniform has sparked debates while some believe it could have been for a video shoot, others insinuated that he completed his university education.
Watch the video below:
See reactions below:
One big_hummerr99 wrote: “Person wey be drop out 😂”.
drex_trafficator wrote: “If no be today, I no know say wizkid finish school ooo… I been think say na dropout”.
kehrian_bernice wrote: “Must be a music video, lead city drop out, no Bsc, nothing 😂😂😂 can never be my goat 🐐”.
iamekoni wrote: “E no serve . Maybe na shoot”.
__keyzman wrote: “Lol maybe na movie or music video he serve”.