Thursday, 26 January 2017

Shina Peters Son Is Best Graduating Student In Unilag

Afrojuju King, Sir Shina Peters was one of the proud parents at the 49th convocation of the University of Lagos (UNILAG), as his son, Gbemileke Olushina Peters was among the graduands.

21-year-old Peters bagged a second class upper degree with a Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) of 4.26 from the department of Architecture during the ceremony held at the Jelili Adebisi Omotola Hall of the university on Tuesday.

He told reporters at the event that he hoped to make his mark in both political and architectural fields, as his father had done in the music industry.

As for being the son of a renowned celebrity, Peters said he has had to work hard to achieve all he did.

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“I am the best graduating Design student in my department. Four years in Architecture have been tough but I had to do as well as I could. It is endless hours of work and I knew I had to make my parents proud.

“There’s nothing peculiar about being the son of Sir Shina Peters. We all had to work extra hard to achieve all we achieved and I was never favoured because of my status in any way. In fact, nobody knew about my relationship with my father until my Year Four when I contested for the position of departmental President and won.”

Peters said he chose not to be a part of his father’s musical team for ambitious reasons, despite his dancing prowess.

“I am aspiring to enter the Senate of the Federal Republic as the youngest ever Senator by year 2027. I believe that if you cannot tackle the basic problems of the country at the grassroots, then you have basically wasted your four years of studying in the university. I don’t believe too much in education but I believe it is important for everybody to be excellent in whatever they do. My father has made his mark in the music industry, I think it is my time to do my own in another field entirely and for me, that field is architecture,” he said.

His father was all smiles as he said: “I am very happy and proud of my son. He has done well.”

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