Saturday, 22 October 2016

"When You Start Something, You Finish It"- Beautiful Nubia


Performers from the Dept of Dramatic Arts

Reacting to rumours that he dropped out of school for his music, popular roots  musician, Segun Akinlolu, popularly known as Beautiful Nubia, has come out to debunk the claims and clear the air. He stated at a performance in the Afrika Amphitheatre of the Obafemi Awolowo University that he is a graduate of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Ibadan and even practiced for eight years afterwards before finally quitting to face his music squarely.

He also claimed that although he was strongly involved in the arts as an undergraduate student; writing poetry and plays and even directing some of his plays, he strongly believed that once one started something, one must endeavour to finish it and eventually graduated one of the best students. Speaking on the role of music in the transformation of Africa, Beautiful Nubia also advised upcoming artistes to continue to use their music to advocate for a better Africa, in his words, "You can not be at peace if your neighbour is unhappy and you are only as rich as the poorest man in your society".

After offering some advice to the students, Beautiful Nubia and the Roots Renaissance Band then thrilled the audience with the performance of many of his songs keeping in mind that several other artistes from the Faculty of Arts such as Ashake, Deemsy Buraimoh, Kunle Eagle, Wole Sax and some departments had performed earlier.

Photo Credits- Novel Events

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