The saying; ‘school na scam’ is one of the most commonly used phrases among young people in their teenties. Its wide acceptance and usage is due to an awakening to the realities graduates deals with which include but not limited to unemployment.
Young people often use this when referencing to situations where an uneducated person is successful in business or craft often with a mark of financial a abundance while educated people wallow in penury.
In a fast paced and technologically round world where young people are daily exposed to fast culture, it is easy to get enticed and prefer the promise of the fast and flamboyant culture to the often slow paced and bleak route of formal education
But many have had an anchor point to reference in the recent events surrounding controversy over control of intellectual property by a fast rising Artist named Portable who was featured in his own song.
Pocolee introduced Portable to olamide and together they recorded the song ze which became a sensation in a short period.
Then he got an invite from wizkid to perform on stage with him. During the steamy performance, the essence crooner sprayed wads of dollars on Portable but Pocolee picked money sorayed on him.
Following this, Portable came online to call out pocolee and Olamide for stealing his intellectual property.
This outburst drew the attention of many critics and within a few hours it went viral.
Next day he was allegedly thrown out of the hotel by the show manager that he was paid and ao shouldn’t be angry.
He went to his father’s house and apologised on bended knees.
This apology was what brought to limelight the flaws in the music industry; how one who writes a song gets featured and robbed of the benefits such intellectual property draws in to the owner.
And many have pointed out that the reason such craft robbery was possible is because Portable who is a street child and lacking the goods of formal education to be able to fully benefit from his craft.
Had he had a formal education, he would have known the benefits that accrue to him from his craft.
An irony in a world that celebrates success without formal education.