Divine Ikubor, the Nigerian singer better known as Rema, has pleaded with the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) to call off its ongoing strike.


ASUU had on February 14 declared a one-month warning strike to protest the non-implementation of its demands by the federal government.

But on March 14, the union extended the industrial action by eight weeks, citing the government’s failure to fully address its demands.

In a tweet on Monday, the ‘Calm Down’ crooner said he had not resumed school since he got admission to study ‘Creative Arts’ at the University of Lagos (UNILAG).


“ASUU, since dem give me admission, I neva start school o. E don do nau,” he wrote in pidgin English.

In January, the Mavin Records singer had disclosed that his decision to return to school was based on his mother’s insistence that he should get a degree.

Rema has continued to pull the strings in the country’s music landscape with strings of hit projects.

In 2020, the musician recalled how his mother’s support was essential after he lost his father and brother.


“I had to work hard because I lost my father and my brother and things were left only to me. So, I had to put things in place. I did a lot of jobs like working at a beach in Ghana,” he had said.

“Hard work got me my this shape. At first, it was really hard for me, I cried and was really sad. When I got back to Nigeria I had to appreciate my mum for being strong so I had to get her a car.

“I was tired of seeing her trekking every day. She didn’t even have money to use public transport or a motorcycle. Even though I had no car of my own then, I had to buy my mum a car.”


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