Self-proclaimed kwasa-kwasa dance king, Steven Sefofa, 43, of Limpopo, has dropped out of school only a month before the start of matric examinations.
This is despite his promises earlier this year that he would pass matric with flying colours.
The multiple award-winning musician dropped out because he said he was poorly prepared for the exams. And he blamed the recent public servants' strike for that.
"I was not against the strike. But it had affected pupils' preparations for exams," said Sefofa, also known as Malo-a-Botsheba.
The musician-turned-businessman dumped school to concentrate on his businesses in 2005, but returned this year.
His return to Masopha High School was hailed as an encouraging step for the youth to focus on their studies.
But the dream of this father of three started to ring hollow when he toured Zimbabwe and Mozambique in March. A week after the tour, he missed classes for three weeks because he was recording his latest album, Gareje Ditshalete.
During his school days, he managed to get a sponsorship of 30 computers from Eskom for Masopha High School.
The school principal, Ronny Morwatshehla, confirmed that Sefofa had not reported to school for about a month.
"We are disappointed because he inspired other pupils."