Olamide Adedeji, a well-known hip-hop musician in Nigeria, also known as Badoosneh or Olamide, has broken the silence about his decision to drop out of college as he left Tai Solarin University of Education (TASUED) before going full-time into music and business. He said he dropped college because his parents couldn’t afford his tuition.
This was announced at the summer camp the Ogun state government hosted. Olamide was a special guest of honor during the event, which was held at Akin Ogunpoola Model College in Akinale, Ewekoro local government area of Ogun.
Olamide shared an essential aspect of his life at the camp and how he eventually got into music, revealing that his parents could no longer afford his tuition and that he had to leave out of school. The Nigerian musician, however, asserted that he was prepared to succeed and that his persistence and refusal to give up in the face of insurmountable challenges were the reasons for his success. Olamide Badoo counseled the young people, admonishing them not to succumb to peer pressure and disclosing the dire financial circumstances of his parents. Olamide advised the young people to keep up their hard work.
“I am from Ogun State here, I do not joke with my culture and language; as a matter of fact, I came from a poor background. I had to drop out of Tai Solarin University of Education, Ijagun, Ijebu Ode, when it was difficult for my parents to pay my school fees. However, with stubbornness, perseverance, and hard work, I was able to find myself where I am today.”
He challenged youngsters to stay constant and dedicated in whatever they were doing. The government would always be devoted to helping the students in their education, so they were advised to concentrate on it.