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ASUU strike led me into music — Superboy Cheque

The young musician, Superboy Cheque, in an interview with the Guardian Newspaper has narrated how ASUU Strike made him become a great musician. According to him, this happened when the 2015 ‘customary’ ASUU strike forced him out of the classrooms for over four months and made him had no choice but to embrace a music career rather than to sit at home ideally.

In his words:

I entered into music with an ASUU strike; I was strictly a Chemical Engineering student.

So, when I was home, I found out that there was a friend of mine who was singing and he was living on my street; he was doing rap battles and all that. He told me about it.

I started music out of boredom; I was really bored honestly. So, he taught me how to open an account online on a website where he posted these things.

So, he gave me a name called Kyle B, which was my username. I used this name also as my professional name until 2019. It was two weeks before I signed to Phyno that I switched to my current name.

He also added:

So, when I left Chemical Engineering, I couldn’t recover from that for a very long time. I was doing music and loving it, but a lot of things were coming into my head. I wasn’t happy at the time, because my mum was always advising me to go get a formal job. Already, as at 2017, I was improving. I knew a lot of people would love my music at that time.

I got into music late, unlike a lot of people who started when they were young. I was in my building process so I was patient. I never envisioned myself as a superstar. After I graduated and came into Lagos, a lot of gloomy thoughts stuck up with me. So, that was why.

When asked if he ever tried looking for a job, he said:

I never considered it for once. When I fell into music, it became addictive being terrible at the music. How could I not know how to do it? When you are in the bathroom, you sound so good, but when you sing it out it comes out terrible. So, I already knew the capabilities I had.

I was always having this drive to keep pursuing it. Even while in school, I started skipping classes; it became very interesting to me. When I finished, I never considered working with my degree. Also, the people around me, from Blaqbonez to Fireboy DML, were never interested in pursuing a formal job; I knew this. So, I was just following them and chasing the dream.

He was asked to mention the three things people know about him and he had these to say:

People think I am too chilled, but they don’t know that I am a very cheerful person; I play a lot. Also, I read a lot of books; I am a mathematics guy. Lastly, apart from watching a love of movies, I am a gaming addict. I play everything, from The Last of Us, to God of War, to just everything. Oh, another less common knowledge about me is that my mother is a police officer.

SOURCE: Guardian Nigerian Newspaper

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