Fast-rising Nigerian singer, Charles Chukwu, popularly known as Crayon, has revealed that he wrote the Joint Admission and Matriculation (JAMB) exam five times.
The Mavin star, in a recent interview on Channels Television’s Rubbin’ Minds, said he struggled with gaining admission into a tertiary institution before he was fortunate enough to land a spot in the music industry.
According to the 21-year-old singer, he sat for JAMB five times – failed on his first two attempts and passed the following three attempts however he still failed to secure admission into any institution.
Speaking in the interview, the ‘Ijo’ crooner said,
“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.”