Destiny Boy & Starboy Ahmed:- The Dangerous Effects Of Kid Superstars On Nigeria’s Education
In 2017, teenage superstar, Destiny Boy broke out after dropping a cover to Davido‘s smash hit, IF.
The cover went places as people fell in love with the song due to its fuji twist. What got us wondering was that Destiny Boy was just 13 years old. This got everyone enthralled.
From there he started rolling with industry heavyweights like Tuface, Wande Coal and he also dropped more covers. Destiny Boy isn’t the first kid superstar.
Last year, we had Emmanuella cracking us up. Her videos alongside her Uncle, Mark Angel were always trending on YouTube. She was also regularly invited to perform at shows and she even surprised us when she went on tour to some African countries where she has tons of fans.
● However, shouldn’t we be concerned for these kids?
● What about their Education?
● Is Destiny Boy still going to school after he hit the jackpot?
● Won’t they rebel against their parents and drop out of school just to pursue their music career?
Inversely, this would have an adverse effect on them and the society. Their mates and friends would also want to follow in their footsteps by seeking fame, thereby paying less attention to their education.
Few years ago we had OzzyBosco. His kind of music was the childish type. Hopping up and down kind of music. Those type of music strictly meant for the kids played at birthday parties.
He tried to add some spice when he featured Olamide and Vector in his songs.
That’s not all though, we still have several kid stars. What about Ahmed who Wizkid Pledged to sign after freestyling on stage at his #WizkidTheConcert.
More and more kids are getting famous. And there are still more who will join the bandwagon in 2018. The kids would see the entertainment industry as an opportunity to evade the algebraic equation they didn’t understand at School.
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The kids would say to their parents:- “School is not helping anyone, see Ahmed, our neighbour’s kid, he’s already making money, appearing on TV, and then Conclude on “Who school epp!“
It’s true to some extent though, given Nigeria’s deteriorating education. But these kids still need to be educated.
Ahmed for instance would have just finished Primary 5, he hasn’t even gotten to halfway of his education.
● Has he learned enough?
● Can he speak and write in English?
Still, Nigerians would support talent over anything as long as it is making money.
However, it’s important we all make these kids know the essence of education. Most of our Superstars made it to university before dropping out.
Wizkid dropped out at Lead City University before dropping out. Ycee and Lil Kesh also.
Ahmed would definitely be a superstar on 2018, this would encourage other parents to influence their kids to also showcase their talents.
Then the entertainment industry would be littered with kids everywhere. Then several problems would arise, maybe a kid slapping his manager over money matters.
Lastly, the Emmanuel Eboue issue is a case to ponder. How his wife took advantage of his illiteracy and acquired all his lifetime savings and assets.