Vanessa Mdee opens up on why she dropped out of University

Tanzanian singer, Vanessa Mdee had a rush of bitter-sweet memories as she arrived at the Catholic University of Eastern Africa as a judge for East Africa Got Talent competition.

Vanessa Mdee opens up on why she dropped out of University


The music star revealed that she once enrolled in the institution for an undergraduate degree but dropped out after her father died because they couldn’t afford the tuition fees. Vanessa, however, had an amazing turnaround over the years and is now returning to the University as a judge for a talent show.

“Full circle moment for me; I dropped out of college when Dad died to pursue my career at MTV AFRICA (we couldn’t afford it anymore). Today I return to that very same college as a judge on @eastafricagt to see someone else’s dreams become a reality. Bittersweet memories BE GONE, we are making history over the next 3 weeks. WE GO LIVE at 8pm EAT. These are the semi-finals,” she wrote.

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