The University of Lagos (UNILAG) has urged singer Rema not to go for studies at Bowen University despite the ongoing strike by the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) which has forced federal varsities to shut down.
The varsity’s plea followed moves on Monday by Bowen to land the singer born Divine Ikubor in its vicinity for studies after he lamented the effects of the strike on Twitter.
Rema revealed in January that he was offered admission to UNILAG. Although he did not reveal what he would be studying, he noted that it was his mother’s wish for him to have a university degree.
Taking a cue from one of Rema’s songs, UNILAG tweeted on Tuesday, “Hmm… Rema dear, UNILAG has chosen you o. Hmm… so don’t let anybody come dey change your mind o. Rema no dey vex for us o.”
Responding, Rema said, “Awww UNILAG, end the strike or I will go ooo. we want to go back to school. Please, the youths are not happy!”
Using lyrics from Rema’s hit song ‘Calm Down’, UNILAG said, “Rema, calm down.”
Bowen University responded to Rema’s latest tweet, saying, “Every Nigerian youth deserves true happiness and most importantly, value for their time. Choose value and happiness today, don’t let them tell you otherwise. You are loved.”