Nigerian Afrobeat Maestro, Joeboy has recounted his awful school life experience that featured bizarre life struggles and bullies.
He detailed the saga in an interview with journalist and broadcaster, Chude Jideonwo, where he urged the school authorities in Nigeria not to bully penury merchants if they are unable to pay their school fees.
He referred to this revelation as his experience adding that he was once a victim of a massive bully at school because of his financial status.
Adding to his utterances, he outlined that since life changed for good, friends who bullied him before are striving currently to get his attention.
In his words, he said:
“Some Challenges on the way, maybe you fail some exams, maybe you owe school fees. Like there was one part where it was school fees, yea. That thing was so embarrassing, I need to say this on camera to schools. I don’t know whether they still do it but if a child owes school fees, don’t call the child out and say you’re owing school fees, just tell the child not to come to school.”
“There’s one other thing they used to do, they used to flog the child for not paying school fees. The child doesn’t have money now, so I need to put that on camera for anybody that owns a school who is watching this, do not embarrass the child because he is owing school fees.”
“So it was really embarrassssing for me at that point because I think it affected my esteem too at that point because, I remember one incident, I was in JS3 because they used to come to this class to name people that owe school fees.”
“So before they even said anything, people were like Aminfewa Joseph, so I still remember till today and I still get those guys for mind, yeah. And they’ve tried to reach out to me, I just ignore them like why are you talking to me? They might not have meant it but e pain me.”
Watch video below;
“I need to say this on camera to schools. I don’t know whether they still do it but if a child owes school fees, don’t flog or call the child out for owing school fees, just tell the child not to come to school” — Joeboy#WithChude#MindHeartSpirit#LetsBeHumanTogether pic.twitter.com/q38DovZ8Bn
— Chude Jideonwo (@Chude) July 17, 2022