Divine Ikubor, also known as Rema, a popular Afrobeats singer, has revealed that he decided to forego his admission to the University of Lagos due to the Academic Staff Union of Universities’ eight-month strike (ASUU).
He stated this during an interview on Kiss FM radio, saying that he had “moved on” from academics and informed his mother of his decision.
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Recall that Rema announced his admission to UNILAG via Twitter in January 2022.
According to the ‘Holiday‘ singer, his mother advised him to get a bachelor’s degree because it was important.
“What if I told you I was accepted to Unilag? Lol, Mom said I still needed to get a degree, sigh, see you guys in class!” He’d tweeted last year.
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When asked why he never resumed classes at the higher education level, Rema stated that he wanted to do part-time schooling and music, but the strike derailed his plans.
He went on to say that he finally decided to focus on music and that his mother, despite her previous position, is happy with his decision.
Watch him speak below
"I got admission last year to UNILAG but I moved on because of the ASUU strike"
– REMA pic.twitter.com/g0Vlm62GLA
— 🐬 @𝗼𝗻𝗲𝗷𝗼𝗯𝗹𝗲𝘀𝘀𝗯𝗼𝘆 (@OneJoblessBoy) March 17, 2023