Skiibii’s Ascension- The Biggest Comeback Story : By Sesan Adeniji
One of the biggest comeback stories from any artistes in the Nigerian music industry has to be that of Skiibii – the new ambassador of Nivea. You can call him the Lazarus of the Nigerian music industry – Ironically, his life typifies that. Although it’s been a long time coming, he got things right despite predictions that his music career was over. For me, his ascension to fame began with the release of his single “Sensima” in November 2018. By all standards, that was a hit song across the country. He got the monkey off his back. And from then on, his story reads like a sold-out novel.
He released a follow-up song titled “Omaema” in March 2019. In describing his career, he has turned the tide. The sad tale of his death and resurrection story that once halted the success of his career has vanished.
He released yet another song titled “Daz How Star Do” in May 2019 – at that point, the whole industry knew that it was a classic tune. With regards to pop culture influence, that remained one of the biggest songs of 2019. In February of 2020, he released another hit titled ‘Somebody’ featuring Kizz Daniel, then the major news about his multi-million naira endorsement deal with Nivea followed.
The biggest lesson learned is, Skiibii never gave up on himself. He never bowed to his adversity. He took responsibility for his actions and never lay blame on anyone. He kept on working until he made it – The success took care of all his years in pain.
Words by Sesan Adeniji – Follow on Instagram & Twitter – @sesanadeniji
Culled from the Latest edition of Mystreetz Magazine, Burna Boy edition.