Singer Spyro Pays Solidarity Visit To Alma Mater

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Nigerian singer Oludipe Oluwasanmi David, popularly known as Spyro, made a surprise visit to the University of Ibadan on March 21, 2024, where he met with Deputy Vice-Chancellor Administration, Professor Peter O. Olapegba.

Best known for his hit track “Who is your Guy?” released in November 2022, Spyro engaged in a discussion with university staff and management about the importance of nurturing innate talents alongside formal education.

Reflecting on his own journey, Spyro shared how he diverted from his father’s desire for him to study Architecture to pursue his passion in the English Department, which ultimately paved the way for his music career.

“UI made me hardworking because there was no shortcut to success in those days, you had to read and read,” Spyro emphasized, highlighting the value of diligence instilled during his time at the University of Ibadan.

Professor Olapegba, also the Director overseeing the Office of Alumni Relations, emphasized the significance of alumni engagement, describing them as the University’s most potent force.

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He underscored the university’s commitment to maintaining connections with its graduates over the past 75 years through the Alumni Relations office.

Furthermore, Professor Olapegba emphasized the global recognition of the University of Ibadan, attributing its reputation to a legacy of excellence in education and research.

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