I graduated from the University at 18 – Mavin princess, Ayra Starr

Nigerian singer, Oyinkansola Sarah Aderibigbe, known professionally as Ayra Starr has revealed that she graduated from the University at age 18.

The Mavin Records signee said that her music career did not start until she was 18 years old and this is because her mother insisted she must get a degree first.

Ayra Starr made this known while being interviewed in Kenya during a recent visit to the country, as she noted that she likes reading books.

The 20-year-old said she wrote her WAEC exams in SS2, a year before she was supposed to finish from secondary school and write the entrance papers

According to Ayra Starr, she passed it excellently and gained admission to study International Relations and Political Science at a higher institution in Benin Republic.

The ‘Rush’ crooner said that she intends to further her education, but she has been really busy so for now she is taking French classes, piano and music lessons.

Watch her interview below:

In other news, a young Nigerian lady has been captured on tape shedding tears of sadness instead of tears of joy at her graduation.

She just bagged a first class degree from Rivers state university, but she was sad because she felt she might end up like her brother who remains unemployed despite graduating with distinction as well.

Her sister known as Weleski, shared the touching story and video on her Instagram page as she called for urgent attention to be given to the issue of brilliant minds remaining unemployed due to bad system in Nigeria.

In the clip, the 20-year-old graduate could be seen crying in her graduation gown while her sister was comforting her, saying she need not cry.

Welesky revealed that their brother graduated with a first class last year and has been unable to get a job since then.

She wrote; Today is suppose to be a very happy day in my family but I am extremely heartbroken 💔. This is my younger sister, a 20 year old girl that have dedicated her entire life and worked soo hard by combining academics and being the back bone of my mother’s mini Resturant business just so we can survive.

I watch this young lady stay up almost all night to study just so she could make good grades like her immediate elder brother who also graduated with a first class Division from the Department of medical laboratory science. Today God has indeed answered our endless prayers and my girl has graduated with a First class Division and a CGPA of 4.80 from the Prestigious RIVERS STATE UNIVERSITY.

We had all vowed to make good grades so that We could free our parents from struggling and get retained by the university as lecturers, but today that dream cannot be seen coming forth 😞. Last year, my immediate younger brother who also graduated with a first class degree and was the Best graduating student from his department was promised by the Vice Chancellor of the university Professor Nlerum Sunday Okogbule under the encouragement and support of the Honourable Registrar of Medical laboratory science council of Nigeria (MLSCN) of an instant employment (lecturing job).

This promise and great news brought instant happiness and gave joy and fulfilment to my entire family, we were all happy and believed our dreams had finally come to pass but to our greatest surprise, he was denied the employment.