Divine Ikubor, better known as Rema, is a renowned singer, composer, and performer from Nigeria who just updated his enrollment at the University of Lagos. But, unfortunately, his ambitions to attend school were derailed by the ASUU strike, as the Mavin/Jonzing World Star made clear.
The 22-year-old celebrity, who stated in 2022 that he was accepted into Unilag to study creative arts per his mother’s wishes, has announced that he has left the institution. The musician claimed in a recent interview that the prolonged ASUU strike, which kept most Nigerian students at home for several months, had made him lose interest in his academic career.
Rema claimed that he had concrete plans to manage to be both a student and an artiste, but the strike collided with his dreams, and even though schools are now back in session, it is not in his plans to go back to studying. Rema stated that he had concrete plans to balance being a student and an artist, but the strike interfered with those plans. Therefore, although lectures have resumed, Rema has no immediate plans to return to school.
The artist, who is 22 years old, said he got into the school to fulfill his mother’s dream that he finishes his studies. Yet following his enrollment, ASUU began an eight-month strike that closed all federal universities. He disclosed that the professors’ strike had caused him to decide against pursuing a first-degree recent interview with Count Down Radio.
“So they are back, but it took a couple of months. But I wanted to strategize how I would do part-time schooling and touring, but the whole strike made it look awkward. It was like a glitch, so I had to move on.
“So, are you gonna pass on it?” the host asked.
“I’m going to pass on it,” Rema answered. “Because right now, life is crazy; life is fast. So, Yeah! Right now, I’m full of music; I told my mum.”
“My mom is fine with it. She travels with me too. She was in London with me, but it was quite cold, so she had to run back home,” he added.
Rema had stated that his mother wanted him to get a college education but was now okay with his decision to forego academics and devote himself to music.