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This Boy Talks Too Much, How Old Is He- Reactions As Crayon Says He Wrote JAMB 5 Times Before He Turned Star

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Mavin records star, Crayon, got people talking when he announced that he sat for JAMB UTME five times before becoming a music star The Ijo Laba Laba crooner made the revelation during an interview with Ebuka Obi-Uchendu on Rubbin Minds He also noted that he worked hard before the recognition and fame he is enjoying at the moment
Popular singer Crayon sat with Ebuka Obi-Uchendu on Rubbin Minds to talk about his rise and struggles before becoming a music star. The Mavin records act noted that he sat for the Joint Admission and Matriculation (JAMB) Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) five times before he gained recognition in the mainstream music industry.
During the interview, the Ijo Laba Laba crooner reminisced on how he struggled to gain admission to a tertiary institution before deciding to go fully into music.
He noted that the failed attempt to get admission was not his fault.
The rising star further explained that he has been working hard over the years and is glad to be finally getting the recognition he deserves.
According to him: “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.”
Crayon explained that he failed JAMB on two occasions and passed the remaining three but still failed to get admission. He feels it was God’s way of redirecting him.

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Joeboy releases first single ‘Osadebe’ following exit from emPawa

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Following his exit from emPawa and the start of his record label, Joeboy has come through with his first single under the new regime called ‘Osadebe’.

‘Osadebe’ is a smooth tempo record with themes centred around self-reflection and positive proclamations produced by K-Dreamz.

The song references late Chief Osita Osadebe’s hit single ‘Osondi Owendi’ which was the anthem of the southeast and south south parts of Nigeria in the early 2000s.

“I no dey cross my lane, I’m living like Osadebe, Osondi Owendi (meaning One man’s treasure is another man’s trash in English) – this is Joeboy alluding to the fact that he isn’t running the same race as other artists and isn’t moved by the unnecessary comparisons and pressures that come with being a successful artist from Nigeria.

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Joeboy has come under criticism for being a “quiet artist” who stays out of the media’s eye and audience focus. On Osadebe, Joeboy lets everyone who cares to listen know that he loves his lane, doing things the way he wants and still killing it. That’s his preferred lifestyle.

“The fact is, you can do things on your terms and stay in your lane and achieve the same, if not better, results than other people living loudly. I am my biggest competition, I don’t care what others are doing. The only person that I’m focused on is me” – Joeboy said

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Thrills as DJ Cuppy gives account of Foundation

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International DJ Florence Ifeoluwa Otedola, popularly known as Cuppy, has released the latest edition of her annual Cuppy Foundation Report for the year 2023.

The Cuppy Foundation is a non-profit organisation established by DJ Cuppy to cater to youths across the globe with a focus on Africa. The Cuppy Foundation has over the years put great emphasis on the safety of the girl-child and accessible education for all children in Nigeria.

A key strategy for the Cuppy Foundation in 2023 was gaining more international reach. This was achieved through several collaborations with some reputable organisations globally. Some of these remarkable collaborations include the foundation’s work with the United Nations, the ongoing collaboration with Save the Children, and some other partnerships.

The Cuppy Foundation supports the work of the United Nations with SDG 4 and 5 being key pillars for the foundation. This was made possible through the Cuppy Foundation’s involvement in several United Nations projects in 2023, including the International Day of Peace event at the United Nations Headquarters in New York, Cuppy’s exclusive interview with Africa Renewal digital magazine, and the United Nations Women UK Awards in London.

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In 2018, when Cuppy launched the Cuppy Foundation, Save the Children UK was one of the first organisations that partnered with this initiative to bring about sustainable change. This resulted in an intervention in some parts of northern Nigeria where a large number of children were lacking basic education and also faced real healthcare & safety threats. There has been an annual rollout of different intervention resources in Borno, Adamawa, and Katsina State. In 2023, the collaboration between the Cuppy Foundation & Save the Children impacted a total of 95,015 beneficiaries directly.

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The Cuppy Foundation was also involved in some partnerships with reputable organisations around the world. This includes organisations like World Vision UK, Mothers2Mother, Best of Africa Awards, The Princes Trust International, Wimbiz, The Templars & Saatchi Gallery. The Cuppy Foundation was also recognized by Crown Agents, a non-profit international development firm in the UK. Cuppy was warmly welcomed to their afternoon tea function at Windsor Castle, where she was joined by numerous close allies and supporters, including their Royal Patron, HRH The Duke of Gloucester.

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Tinubu Is Nigeria’s Moses – Seyi Law

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In the of the hardship biting Nigerians, actor and comedian, Oluwaseyitan Aletile, also known as Seyi Law, has described President Bola Tinubu as the ‘Moses’ of Nigeria, who will bring them out of wilderness.

The comedian, who came under fire from netizens for supporting Tinubu in the last presidential election, declared that he would still vote for the former Lagos governor if a fresh election comes up tomorrow.

He added that he would rather stay with “a Moses through the wilderness to Canaan than eat meat and drink wine in slavery in Egypt at the expense of my children’s future”.

In a lengthy post shared via his X handle, recently, Seyilaw said “while a lot of Nigerians kill the optimism of others with hate and urge for immediate gratification, it is sad that our government agencies are not communicating government agendas, efforts, and actions effectively”.

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He encouraged Nigerians to make demands from the state governments rather than depending on the Federal Government for “everything.”

The comedian said “it is easy for any government at the centre to please the multitude by reverting back to full subsidy on fuel and exchange rates, but I would rather we reset, rebuild, and sustain our future than live on a better now by borrowing our future”.

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