51 year-old Legendary folk and roots music artiste, Segun Akinlolu with stage name Beautiful Nubia is saddened over the present state of his alma mater in Ibadan, the capital of Oyo State.
Beautiful Nubia, after a courtesy visit to the primary school, said he could not hold back tears over the wrong state 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 he narrated.
He however went to charge the present administration to prioritise education and healthcare in the state as many public schools are in dire need of renovations and curriculum overhauling.
In 2010, he founded the EniObanke Music Festival (EMUfest), a multi-city annual festival of folk and roots music. In October 2016, he was conferred with the award of Doctorate in Science (Honoris Causa) in Art’ by ESEP Le Berger University, the Republic of Benin for his body of work.