In Nigeria, society tends to judge a child’s intelligence by the way he or she performs in school. Well, Wizkid‘s story teaches an important lesson: The fact that your child is not book smart doesn’t mean he lacks intelligence or will be unsuccessful in life.
Ayo Balogun popularly known as Wizkid, who is an internionally-renwned singer and father of two, is said to have left Lagos state University (LASU) to attend a private institution, Lead City University, after he had very poor CGPAs of 1.86 and 1.00, and also final CGPA of 0.91 in 2 semesters and 44 carry overs.
According to sources, in 2008, Wizkid was admitted to study Sociology in LASU at Faculty of Social Science. However, he dropped out to focus on his music in mid-2009.
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He was later admitted to a private university, Lead City in Ibadan to study International Relations where he also dropped out after two sessions.
As a guy, obviously more passionate about his career than education, Wizkid started music at the age of 11 while understudying notable late producer, OJB Jezreel.
After frequent visits to OJB’s PointBeat Studios at Gbaja Street in Surulere, he got inspired while watching music icon, 2face Idibia record songs for his Grass to Grace album. He was also around while Sound Sultan recorded his debut album, Jangbajantis.
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It was also revealed that Wizkid, 26, first came to the limelight when he featured on MI Abaga’s ‘Fast Money Fast Cars’ in 2009. He also featured on Kel’s track ‘Turn By Turn’ which further set him up as an act to watch out for.
He got signed to Banky W’s EME in 2009, the same year he finally left school, and started recording his debut album.
As at this moment, Wizkid is a force to reckon with in the music industry, locally and internationally, among stars Tuface, Sound Sultan, MI Abaga & OJB he drew inspiration from.
The ‘Star Boy’ has two kids from two baby mamas, Binta Diamond Diallo and Sola Ogudu.
Below is a transcript obtained by Lailasblog showing his results for the two semesters in LASU.
Let’s encourage our children to pursue whatever skills and talents they are passionate about. Remember, being book smart doesn’t necessarily equal gauranteed success in life, hence; it should not be used as the only yardstick by which to measure our children’s intelligence.
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Tags: Education and career, LASU, Transcript, Wizkid
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