ASUU strike: UNILAG, Bowen in ‘Twitter battle’ for singer Rema


The University of Lagos has responded to pleas from popular Nigerian singer, Divine Ikubor, popularly known as Rema, as the latter complained about the ongoing strike by the Academic Staff Union of Universities.

Via its official handle, the institution said it has chosen Rema, advising the singer not to change his mind about this choice of school.

Taking a cue from one of Rema’s song, UNILAG tweeted, “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.”

In his response, 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 responded, “Rema, calm down.”

Shortly after UNILAG’s tweet, Bowen University which had earlier wooed the singer to join the institution also 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.”

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The PUNCH reports that the singer had earlier pleaded with ASUU to call off its ongoing strike. The Lady crooner tweeted on Monday that since his admission into the University of Lagos, he had yet to commence his studies.

The Mavin Records signee announced to his fans in January that he had gained admission to the University of Lagos.

However, Bowen university which is located at Iwo in Osun State replied to the singer’s tweet, saying Rema won’t be delayed by the ASUU strike if he joined the private institution.

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