The Catholic University of Eastern Africa in Nairobi, Kenya, featured Nigerian singer Oyinkansola Sarah Aderibigbe, also known as Ayra Starr, in an exam. For second-year students in the Department of Marketing and Management, the question about her popular song “Rush” was made mandatory.
The course CMH 221: Human Resource Management lecturer transcribed lyrics from the song and instructed the students to analyze the underlying assumption that young people are solely driven to work for money. In the exam, which was held in April 2023, the undergraduates were instructed to respond to the first question and any additional two.
A Kenyan student posted an image of the exam paper to Twitter under the handle @muregzzzz. He felt dissatisfied that their lecturer had chosen to base the questions on a song, despite having thoroughly studied the other aspects of the course.
Imagine this, you've studied the whole semester for a unit depriving yourself of any form of entertainment even music and hujawai skia rush by ayra starr, you walk into an exam room and this is what you see pic.twitter.com/BKp8ougZEi
— killua (@muregzzzz) April 27, 2023
Still on the hit single, Ayra Starr recently disclosed that her popular song “Rush” had achieved gold status in Paris. The R&B artist announced this on her Instagram page a few days ago. However, in a recent interview, the singer admitted that she initially had doubts about the song and didn’t think it would be popular.
She admitted that she had been apprehensive about publicizing the song, but her team persuaded her. However, she didn’t recognize its potential or start to feel secure in it until after the song was out and began to gain popularity.