Rema, a popular Nigerian musician whose real name is Divine Ikubor, has disclosed that he declined his admission into the University of Lagos last year due to the eight-month-long strike by the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU).
He had earlier announced in January 2022 that he was granted admission to fulfill his mother's wish for him to complete his education. However, ASUU's strike disrupted academic activities a month after his admission, making it impossible for him to proceed with his plans to balance schooling and touring.
In an interview with iHeartRadio, Rema explained that he had to bail on his admission due to the strike, which made it awkward for him.
According to The Punch, though Rema had earlier revealed his mom truly desired that he acquired a tertiary education, he, however, noted she was fine with his decision to forgo studies and focus fully on music.
“My mom is fine with it. She travels with me too. She was in London with me but it was quite cold so she had to run back home,” he added.
He also talked about his current fame, saying he was already expecting it and had no plans to move out of Nigeria. Rema added that he loves being connected to his roots and wants to stay close to his family.
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