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Mavin star Crayon reveals how he failed JAMB five times

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Top Nigerian singer, Crayon has revealed how he sat for the Joint Admission and Matriculation Board Exams (JAMB), or the Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) five times before landing a spot in the Nigerian music industry.

The Mavin star, 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.

I sat for JAMB five times - Singer Crayon

He 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.”

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