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Kwam 1 Plans to Return to School After Dropping Out

Fuji singer Wasiu Ayinde, well known as Kwam 1, has revealed ambitions to return to school.

During a recent interview with media at his Mayegun Resort in Ijebu-Ode, Ogun, the Fuji star discussed his passion for education.

The 67-year-old musician said he is a “school dropout” and will enroll as an undergraduate at Olabi Onabanjo University (OOU) in Ago-Iwoye, Ogun state.

Kwam 1 stated that he had discussed his plans with the dean of the school of music. He stated that part of his plan to obtain a degree at OOU is to see how he can help strengthen the university’s music faculty.

“All my life I do research. Every opportunity that I have. Presently I am in school. As a matter of fact, I will soon be a fresher at Olabisi Onabanjo University (OOU). I am just trying to do things in my own way to suit myself. You learn till you die,” he said.

“Very recently I had the opportunity to go and attend a function at the OOU. We had a mass set of graduands. The bands on the stand tried their hands on some of my works to recognise my presence. I was so overjoyous that time. So, in the form of wanting to appreciate them more, I sought to speak to the leader of the band and there I was told it was a band from the music class of OOU and they just started that class. I showed so much interest. I called for further discussion and in the cause of doing that I told them I want to enroll. I want to be part of them to see how we can develop a lot out of that.

“… part of what I also discussed with the dean of the school of music at OOU was that we can do better. To bring a whole lot of artistes. The state is blessed with many names like Haruna Ishola, Ayuba, Shina Peters, Wizkid, Olamide, and D’banj. I told the dean that people like me can be used to bring everybody together and develop. That is what prompted me to want to go back to school.

“I am a school dropout… I know the value of education… will I say I have self-education? Any sane person will never criticise the beauty of education.”

Ayinde, an indigene of Ijebu-Ode, was born in Lagos in 1957.

Kwam 1 attended Government College, Isolo, Lagos. He was unable to complete his education as a result of his father’s death.

With over five decades in the music industry and several awards and accolades, Kwam 1 is regarded as an icon in Nigeria.

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