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“I am not 21” – Singer, Crayon tackles Nigerians, opens up on his real age

Nigerian singer, Charles Chibuezechukwu, popularly known as Crayon, has tackled the viral reports that he is 21 years old.

Speaking in a recent interview with Hip TV, Crayon stated that he is actually 24 years old and will be turning 25 this July.

Crayon explained that he started schooling at a young age and finished secondary school early, which might have contributed to his miscalculated age.

“What you see on Wikipedia sometimes is not accurate. For me, I started schooling at a very young age and finished my secondary school very young. So all of that [alleged age] is just what you see on the internet, man. I’m 24; I’m going on 25 in July. It’s crazy; sometimes you see some things that are not matching,” he said.

His revelation triggered the following reactions;

@dammy wrote: “Wow he would definitely pass for a 21 year old with his baby looking face.”

@nazzy77 commented: “Age is just a number. Doesn’t matter in heaven.”

@juliuzzzz said: “Wow that’s cool.”

Just recently, Crayon revealed how he abandoned his pursuit of university education to focus on music.

He said 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.

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