A hip-hop artiste and songwriter, Olawale Ashimiu (aka Brymo), has advised students to be creative, saying success is no longer determined by only academic certificates. He said people changing the course of events in 21st Century are university dropouts using their creative minds.
Brymo spoke at Red Carpet Speaker Series, an event organised by the University of Ibadan (UI) Theatre Arts students.
The artiste said a little part of the knowledge students get from the university would be used in the labour market, saying their success would be determined by their creativity and personal development. He urged the students to study hard for good grades, saying quality education would help them to hone their talents when they graduate.
He said: “I am not saying you should not acquire an education because it is the key to unlock opportunities. But, everything you are being taught in school would be a springboard to help you attain your dreams. When you graduate, you would use little of that knowledge. Your success would depend on how creative you are.”
Brymo, who shared his personal story, said money should not be seen as the major factor for success. He said investing time and energy on individual’s talent was the road to success. He appreciated the students for supporting his music career, saying it motivated him to do more.
The special guest at the event and Oyo State Commissioner for Information, Culture and Tourism, Mr Toye Arulogun, told the students to start preparing for life after school.