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I Wrote JAMB Five Times, Played Football Before Music —Mavin Record Singer, Crayon

Burgeoning Nigerian talent Charles Chibuezechukwu, popularly known as Crayon, has disclosed he wrote Joint Admission and Matriculation (JAMB)’s Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) five times and played football before delving into music.

Speaking with Ebuka Obi-Uchendu on Rubbin’ Minds, the Mavin Records artiste revealed his struggles with life before he got signed to Africa’s biggest record label, Mavin Records, headed by renowned entertainer and music executive Don Jazzy.

“I started making music 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.

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

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

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