Why I dropped out of Unilag’s education program, UK – Angel


May 21 (THEWILL) – Big Brother Naija Season 6 runner-up Angel Smith has opened up about his short-lived stint at the University of Lagos.

The reality TV star noted that she only spent two weeks at the facility and that her abandonment was linked to an experience of sexual assault she had suffered.

She made this known in an interview with media personality, Taymesan.

“I was only at UNILAG for two weeks. I struggled so much during those two weeks because when I entered UNILAG it was my first experience of sexual assault,” she said.

The 22-year-old writer added: “After that experience happened, I just remember going through it and pretending it never happened.

“It affected my school life so much. I always blamed it on not knowing what to do at UNILAG when in fact I was always fully aware of what I wanted to do.

Angel, who grew up with her grandmother, noted that she went from wanting to be a gynecologist to being so good at English that she won several spelling bees and improved her writing skills.

“No one knew I wasn’t in school until my mum asked me and I was like, ‘let me finally get out of this.’

“When I told her that and she asked me why, I obviously didn’t tell her what happened. I just told her that I didn’t think I was taking the right course.

“Then she enrolled me in a foundational program in the UK, which I also dropped out of.”

She said she gave up because she didn’t know her direction or what she really wanted to do at this point in her life.