By Gavin Mackintosh-
Secondary school children are queuing up in numbers in their ambitions to become a rapper.
A survey conducted by the eye of media.com as part of our research into UK secondary schools reveals an overwhelming interest to emulate known rappers.
The aim of the research is to understand the mindset of teenage school students in order to contribute to their development. Out of 245 people surveyed , 108 students expressed a desire to be rappers one day.
The next most common career ambition was that of a pilot , with 56 people indicating an interest in this area . 43 said they wanted to be footballers, an expression of the love for the phenomenally high paid job. 38 said they wanted to be hairdressers or make up artists, highlighting the inclinatuin of many girls to go into fashion and beauty.
High academic professions like the law profession , economists and scientists, together received just 42 nods – a disappointing show of interest in this direction. The research involved 13 schools from London and Essex , and the North of England.
Rappers whose achievements have inspired the teenage aspirants from the various schools include Tupac, Ememem, Tinie’ Tempah’, Stormzy, Skepta and Little Wayne. Majority of the students who expressed no interest in academics said academic careers do not strike them as interesting and do not pay enough.
The research is still ongoing , and looks into other areas of their education experience.