Singer Spyro Expresses Pain Over Colleagues’ Success


Nigerian singer Oludipe Oluwasanmi David, popularly known as Spyro, has openly shared his feelings of disappointment upon witnessing his colleagues Fireboy DML and Oxlade achieve stardom before him.

Appearing as a guest on the latest episode of the “Tea With Tay” podcast, Spyro admitted to feeling hurt as he reflected on the success of his junior counterparts in the music industry. Despite investing in the promotion of his music on blogs at the time, Spyro found himself lagging behind.

He revealed that, unbeknownst to him then, the delay in his success was a divine lesson teaching him that it wasn’t solely about his talent but, more importantly, about divine grace.

“I paid for my song to be on NotJustOkay which was a big platform back then. Once you hear their voice tag on a song, the song don blow. So, I thought that [I would blow].

“So when Fireboy come blow, I was like, ‘Eh! Fireboy blow before me? God, me I still dey…’ And all those times, God was teaching me that it’s not about my talent but by his grace.

“Oxlade too. I mean, before Oxlade blew, na me… Eh God! Oxlade was in my show in 2018. I also brought Davido and Mayorkun for the song. I had a song with Davido and Mayorkun in 2018. I thought that the song would blow me.

“I would post Oxlade on my social media pages and urge fans to watch out for him. And he would come to my DM to appreciate me. Then he just blew before me. I was like, ‘God, what is going on?’

“Na Oxlade and Fireboy blow na im pain me pass. No be say pain but it triggered me. I am happy that they blew at the point they blew but these are people that I was in the industry before them. I was like, ‘God, what is going on?’ So, it was so painful for me. It was frustrating. I would cry. I would struggle with God.”

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