Crayon reveals he Wrote JAMB Five Times, Played Football Before Music

  • says he played football before and wrote JAMB five times.

  • confesses he wrote JAMB five times, played football before pursuing music.

Crayon reveals he Wrote JAMB Five Times, Played Football Before Music
reveals he Wrote JAMB Five Times, Played Football Before

Charles Chibuezechukwu, well known as , has revealed that he took the Joint Admission and Matriculation Board’s (JAMB) Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) five times and played football before pursuing music.

In an interview with Ebuka Obi-Uchendu on Rubbin’ Minds, the Records artiste recounted his personal challenges prior to signing with Africa’s largest record company, Records, which is led by renowned performer and entrepreneur Don Jazzy.

“I started making like 2016 officially. I wasn’t in school then but trying to get into the university. I wrote [sic] 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.”

“Even before I started making music, I used to be a footballer. I like football a lot – I used to play football, go to training, academies, and stuff like that,” he revealed.


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The ‘ Laba Laba’ crooner explained he got signed to Records after he was invited to the company’s headquarters by Baby Fresh, who had listened to one of his songs on the radio and loved it.

stated that no one at Records promised him anything initially, but they advised him to come around frequently for musical support from the label until he got signed officially.

Watch his interview below;

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