It is not strange to hear Present-day entertainers often reminisce to their followers about their early passions and how they initially entered the music industry. This time, Mavins’ Crayon has given the media a glimpse of his journey and shared his story.
After taking the UTME five times, Crayon, a Mavin Records musician, revealed that he had given up his university studies to pursue music. Crayon told in an interview with Hip TV that he gave up trying to get a university degree after taking the UTME five times without passing.
In his fifth attempt to write the UTME exams at the University of Lagos, he mentioned that he had left the paper half-completed and left the room. He described how he first met Baby Fresh, his musician buddy. Crayon claims that his friend inspired him to pursue his music career and “sacrifice” his college studies.
In Crayon’s words,
“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. 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 revealed that Don Jazzy, who ultimately signed him to his record label, was the person he met when he chose to pursue a music career. The superstar has since developed his career and released songs that have done well on the charts, including “Ijo Laba,” “So Fine,” and “The One(Chop Life),” among others. He will also always be appreciated for his verse on Mavin’s “Overloading.”
“I dumped university education for music after writing UTME 5 times” – Crayon