Beautiful Nubia laments over state of alma mater


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Guitarist and musician, Segun Akinlolu, popularly known as Beautiful Nubia, has lamented over the state of his alma mater in Ibadan, Oyo State.

Nubia who paid a visit to the primary school, said he could not hold back tears over the anomaly of the school.

“I paid a visit to my old school the other day, St. James’ Primary School, Oke-Bola, Ibadan, the school I attended from 1974-1980. I took my children and friends with me, proud to show off the places and people who produced me. Roofs blown off, waterlogged floors, over-populated classrooms, overwhelmed teachers; poor, unimaginative curriculum. No, that was not the way it was when I was a student there,” the Jangbalajugbu crooner narrated.

The 51-year-old vocalist, however, urged the present administration to prioritise education and healthcare in the state as many public schools are in dire need of renovations and curriculum revamping.

He opined that every nation that wants to survive, must invest positively in its children and youths.

“We need to raise a clear vision of what we wish to see in 10-20 years and then develop innovative educational programmes that guide the children towards that. Out of the present crisis, we can build something outstanding by evolving creative scientific, artistic, sports and educational programmes that enrich the children and prepare them adequately for the challenges of the future.

“Ennoble the young with the values of hard work, honesty, perseverance, patience, selflessness and contentment. Teach them bravery and courage; equip them to become masters of this environment. To emerge as a world-beater, the African child must be a perfect amalgam of traditional wisdom and modern knowledge.”

Some of his Nubia’s songs include Ikoko Akufo, What a Feelings, Table Turn, Ololufe, Ire-Ogo.


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