Bella Shmurda, the fast-rising Afrobeats singer, would not budge despite the plea by the Lagos State University (LASU) for him to return and complete his abandoned undergraduate degree.

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The singer had, on January 26, tweeted that he does not regret quitting school to pursue his music career.

Schmurda also bragged that, if he had not dropped out, he would have been broke and struggling with “carryovers”.

“Thank God I was stubborn and I never got to pass those exams then,” he had written.

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“Big thanks to @Poco__lee for telling me to do that ‘Vision 2020’ viral video. Shoutout to @Olamide for his listening ears and open hands for upcoming acts.

“I now worth over half a billion streams (550millions streams to be precise) I for still Dey LASU Dey wine and dine with carryovers and stranded with nothing in my pocket… forever glad I did my thing.”

Reacting to the tweet, the school had urged the singer to return and continue his education.

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“Glad you have come this far pursuing your dream. Also glad @LASUOfficial played a part in your beautiful story because universities don’t make people rich, only incubate them to find and achieve purpose,” LASU had tweeted.

“BTW, please come back to class and earn your degree.”

Responding to LASU on Sunday, Schmurda suggested that school meant nothing to him.

He also argued that he would rather chase after money as the economy is starving.

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“Now playing: Four years in @LASUofficial is really nothing. Better get that money. The economy is starving,” he wrote.

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Shmurda rose to prominence after his debut single ‘Vision 2020’ and a follow-up (remix) to the song in which he featured Olamide.

He also released several hit songs in 2020, one of which is ‘Cash App’ featuring Zlatan.

In 2020, Shmurda won the awards ‘Next Rated Male’ and ‘Street Music of the Year’ categories at the City People Entertainment Awards. He was also nominated for the ‘Revelation of the Year’ award in the same year.

In 2021, Shmurda was nominated for the highly-coveted ‘Next Rated’ gong at the Headies Awards.

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In June 2021, his single ‘Cash App’ was nominated for ‘Most Played Song: Street Pop’ at the NET Honours.

Shmurda was inducted into the 2021 YouTube Foundry Programme as the only African artist in the year’s class.

The 25-year-old has two extended plays (EP) to his namely: ‘High Tension’ (2020) and ‘High Tension 2.0’ (2021).



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