Fast-rising Nigerian singer Charles Chibuezechukwu, popularly known as Crayon, has disclosed that he was accommodated by his colleague and labelmate Rema for two years prior to his rise to fame.
Following his signing to Blowtime Entertainment, an imprint of Mavin Records, in May 2019, Crayon’s career soared.
Rema and Crayon are both artists with Mavin Records, and the two have worked on a number of tracks together.
The “Ijo Labalaba” crooner revealed in a recent interview with MTV Base Africa that Rema was significant to his successful career.
“Shoutout to Rema mehn. That’s my brother for life. Rema was a big support as well. He was very instrumental. You know what’s crazy? I stayed in his house for two years.”
Just recently, Crayon revealed how he abandoned his pursuit of a university education to focus on music.
According to him, he gave up on obtaining a university degree after taking the Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) five times.
“On the fifth try, I had already met Baby Fresh, who used to work at Mavin. Juggling school and music simultaneously is quite stressful in Nigeria. Music alone is demanding,” he said.
“So I sat down with my parents and told them, ‘Mom and Dad, I want to pursue music.’ I explained that it felt like my heart was leading me in that direction. My dad suggested that I give the fifth try a chance, and if it didn’t work out, I could pursue music.” He said.