Nigerian singer Skiibii has finally opened up on why he faked his death in 2015. While speaking in a recent interview, the singer stated that he wanted people to recognize his talent and had to take desperate measures.
Having successfully gained attention and proven he is good at his craft, Skiibii is glad his trick worked. Not many will recall but in 2015, things took really interesting turns for Skiibii when he faked his own death and had people sympathizing and crying over his untimely demise.
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I faked my death because people didn't see beauty in my talent – Skiibii . . Skiibii recounted how far he has come and what made him fake his death in 2015, in an interview on the midday oasis with OAP Dotun. Barely a year after he left Five Star Music in 2018 to set up his own record label, Skiibii said he faked his death because he was ready for everything but people never saw beauty in his talent. “I was ready for this. For everything. What I feel is that people don’t know what I’m capable of. They don’t see the beauty in my talent. More bangers coming. Na dem say na hit me I no know say na hit sef" he said. On the backlash he faced after the stunt took a negative turn, Skiibii said; . . “I was down. I picked up myself. You can’t be like this. You know the truth. Fight for it.” . . With his break-out hit with Reekado Banks and a back-to-back hit, the More Grace Music boss said he always knew he was going to be successful.
Shortly after, it was discovered that the news was false and the singer was only doing it to gain attention and bring awareness to his music. Many fans got upset about the stunt and some swore that they would never lose their dignity so much as to fake their own death just for fame.
However, for Skiibii, his plan failed and the criticisms hampered his rise to fame and things generally didn’t happen as he had expected. But in the long run, it worked out better. After the drama, the singer didn’t give up and went on trying his hardest to release songs that people will appreciate and notice his talent.
Interestingly, his hard work paid off and his songs since 2018 have been major hits including the most recently released one titled That’s How Star Do.
While speaking in a recent interview, the artiste revealed that he wanted people to recognize the beauty of his talent, and in order to gain attention, he came up with the idea of faking his own death.
See the extent to which some people can go to get what they want or gain popularity? Well, that stunt Skiibii pulled paid off for him at the end since controversial deeds is what makes people known, trend and become popular.
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