How Corruption in Nigeria Ruined My Football Career – Crayon

The musician Crayon claims that “corruption in Nigeria” wrecked his hopes of becoming a footballer.

Crayon said in a recent interview with Cool FM that he attempted to become a professional footballer.

The musician stated that he was unable to pursue his dream because “football in Nigeria is quite dicey.”

He described how he went to a screening in the Surulere National Stadium, only to have his dream dashed by someone with “more money and connections.”

Crayon stated that the incident contributed to his sadness in 2015.

“I tried to become a professional footballer but it did not work out for me because football in Nigeria is quite dicey,” he said.

“There is a lot of corruption. I do not want to mention names because it might hurt some people. They are big names; top officials.

“At a time, I went for one screening in Surulere. They picked me and they had to swindle me and pick someone else because the person had money and connections.

“So, at that point, I became disappointed. I went home depressed.”

Crayon got signed to Mavin Records in 2019.

Since the release of his eponymous debut EP, the singer has continued to make a name for himself in the music industry.

Crayon also has several hit singles to his credit like ‘So Fine’, ‘Ijo Labalaba’, and ‘Tele’.

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