How Corruption In Nigeria Killed My Footballing Dream —Crayon

Popular Mavin artiste, Charles Chibuezechukwu, aka Crayon, has opened up on how he once had plans of becoming a professional footballer but his dream never came to being due to excessive corruption in the Nigerian system. 

Crayon, in an interview with Cool FM which was monitored by Africa Today News, New York on Friday, pointed out that he had gone for a football screening at the National Stadium but was not successful.

The singer added that he wasn’t selected, saying someone else was picked in his place due to that person’s wealthy background.

He said; ‘I tried to become a professional footballer but it didn’t work out for me because football in Nigeria is quite dicey.

‘There is a lot of corruption. I don’t 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,” he said.

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In another report, Nigeria’s superstar act Damini Ogulu popularly known as Burna Boy on Friday morning released his seventh studio album titled ‘I Told Them.’

The 15-track album features top acts like rapper J Cole, 21 Savage and Nigeria’s Seyi Vibez.

#ITOLDTHEM. Out Now!,” Burna tweeted Friday morning.

Burna and J. Cole’s ‘Thanks,’ has since begun to trend as the singer addressed his involvement in the 2022 ‘Cubana’ shooting.

The Grammy winner, speaking with Apple Music’s Zane Lowe Wednesday, disclosed the reason he chose to work with J.Cole on the new project.

“The truth is often hidden, but when you come across it and you are a person of truth yourself, you can’t help but recognize it.

“You know what I mean? That’s really the story of me and J Cole. It’s like, I recognize it.”

Many fans have taken to social media to say what they feel about the song.

Africa Today News, New York

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