His father’s inability to fund his university education at University of Port Harcourt, according to the Reggae dancehall singer and songwriter, compelled him to go into music.
Sugarboy, who stated that his father could only afford to pay his school tuition at Hopebay College in Ajegunle during his secondary school years, added that he couldn’t afford to pay for his tertiary studies at Uniport.
The AkwaIbom born, signed to G-Worldwide Entertainment, also stated that God has blessed him beyond the point where he can afford to pay for his father’s PhD, emphasising that one good deed deserves another.
He wrote on his Twitter page;
“My Dad paid my school fees through out secondary school in hopebay college in ajegunle even though he was a clerk working for a French owned construction company. But couldn’t finance my university education at uniport. That’s why I ventured into music. Today i can pay for his PhD if he wants to. One good turn deserves another.”
Today i can pay for his PhD if he want s to . One good turn deserves another
— SUGARBOY (@SugarboyGWW) February 5, 2022
The 29-year-old, who is also the first of three children and was born to ibibio parents from southern Nigeria, chose music as a career while studying at University of Port Harcourt.
Sugarboy first expressed an interest in music when he was 14 years old, and was encouraged by his father, who owned all of the hit records and albums from the late 1970s and 1980s. He hasn’t looked back since.
Today, he has several hit songs such as Hola Hola, Kilamity, Molue, Chop, Believe, Socialite, Dada Omo, and Legalize to his name.