- DJ Tira turned a young aspiring artist away and told him to focus on his education first
- The boy burst into tears, but Tira needed to do what he believed was right for the young man
- People had many different opinions on Tira's choice in turning the young man away and took to social media to express them
South African big name, DJ Tira, ruffled the feathers of many when he posted a video of him telling a young man to focus on his education before he thinks about perusing his dreams of being an artist.
Tira pulled up to his studio the other day to see a young man standing outside. The young man was there to try and show Tira his talent in the hopes of catching a break, reported Times Live.
The boy was only in grade eight and as touched as Tira was by him coming to the studio in hopes of perusing his passion, he had to do the right thing.
Tira turned the boy away and told him to come back with his report card once he had received it for the year.
The boy was shattered and broke into tears. He felt like his whole life was collapsing because Tira told him to focus on his education first.
Briefly.co.za learnt that, out of respect, Tira even gave the young man some money to get home.
The entire conversation was caught on camera and Tira decided to upload it to Twitter with a caption that emphasised the importance of education.
It could not have been easy for Tira to turn the child away, but he had to do what felt right to him and that was to promote the importance of education.
Some people felt that Tira was a tad harsh and that he should have taken the boy under his wing.
While others agreed with Tira and went on to enforce the importance of education.
Big ups to Tira for stressing the importance of education and being a decent role model for young aspiring artists.
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