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Nigerian Musician, K1 De Ultimate Returns To School At 67

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Nigerian Musician, K1 De Ultimate Returns To School At 67

Fuji music icon, Wasiu Ayinde, popularly known as Kwam 1 or K1, has expressed his desire to resume his education after dropping out of school many years ago.

The 67-year-old musician revealed his intention to enroll as an undergraduate at Olabisi Onabanjo University (OOU) in Ago-Iwoye, Ogun State in a chat with journalists recently, citing his passion for learning as the driving force behind his decision.

Acknowledging that he had left school prematurely, Kwam 1 disclosed that he had already engaged with the university’s music department dean regarding his aspirations.

 

Nigerian Musician, K1 De Ultimate Returns To School At 67

 

Reflecting on his lifelong pursuit of knowledge, Kwam 1 remarked, “All my life I do research. Every opportunity that I have. Presently I am in school.

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.”

Also, the music legend recounted a recent encounter at OOU, where he was deeply moved by a performance dedicated to him by the university’s music class.

Furthermore, Kwam 1 stated his vision to leverage his influence and network within the music industry to unite various talents and contribute to the advancement of arts education.

“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,” he said.