Fast-rising Nigerian singer, Crayon has disclosed that he sat for the Joint Admission and Matriculation (JAMB) Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) five times before his big break in the music industry.
Crayon who recounted how he struggled to gain admission to a tertiary institution before delving into music during an interview on Channels Television’s Rubbin’ Minds on Sunday August 28, added that his failed attempts to get into a university was not his fault.
“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.”