Charles Chukwu, also known as Crayon, talked about how he gave up his plans to attend college in favor of pursuing a career in music.
The Mavin signee recently admitted to giving up on getting a college degree after taking the Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) five times in an interview with Hip TV.
The singer made a “significant sacrifice” for his profession after running into a musician friend named Baby Fresh during his fifth attempt.
“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.
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“I dumped university education for music after writing UTME 5 times” – Crayon
— YabaLeftOnline (@yabaleftonline) June 15, 2023