Charles Chukwu, also known as Crayon, a rapidly emerging Nigerian singer, has disclosed that he took the Joint Admission and Matriculation (JAMB) exam five times.
The Mavin star revealed in a recent interview with Rubbin’ Minds on Channels Television that he struggled to get accepted into a university before being fortunate enough to find work in the music industry.
The 21-year-old musician claims that he applied for admission to no institution despite sitting for JAMB five times, failing on his first two attempts and succeeding on his subsequent three.
The singer of “Ijo” said in the interview;
“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.”