BBNaija season 5 winner, Laycon, has disclosed that he rejected multiple admissions for three years so he could attend the University of Lagos. The reality star made this known during an interview with Adesope Live.
The ‘Awa fierce’ crooner said: ”I had graduated secondary school since 2009 and I got admission to a school in 2009. I rejected multiple admissions for three years just so I could go to UNILAG. I heard that when you go to UNILAG, you have an avenue to push your music .I heard Wande Coal was discovered in UNILAG, Vector UNILAG. So in my head, I am like, that is the place to go. That’s how much I wanted my music to be out there. Music influences most of the life decisions I have made. Me going for the Big Brother Show was because of music”.
Laycon also said that he went on BBNaija show with three thousand followers on social media and came out having 1.1 million followers.
“I went on that show with three thousand followers and came out with 1.1 million followers”.
Ever since Laycon emerged winner of the reality TV show in 2020, he has continued to pull the strings in his music career.
The University of Lagos, popularly known as UNILAG, is a public research university located in Lagos, Nigeria and was founded in 1962. UNILAG is one of the first generation universities in Nigeria and is ranked among the top universities in the world in major education publications. The university presently has three campuses in the mainland of Lagos.
Whereas two of its campuses are located at Yaba (the main campus in Akoka and the recently created campus at the former school of radiography), its college of medicine is located at Idi-Araba, Surulere. Its main campus is largely surrounded by the Lagos lagoon and has 802 acres of land. The University of Lagos currently admits over 9,000 undergraduate students annually and enrolls over 57,000 students.
A visitation panel, created to look into the affairs of the university between 2016 and 2020 detected cases of financial abuses from top officials and ordered the university to close accounts with commercial banks.