Singer Spyro Expresses Disappointment Over Colleagues’ Success

Nigerian singer, Oludipe Oluwasanmi David, popularly known as Spyro, has candidly shared his feelings of disappointment at witnessing his fellow artists, Fireboy DML and Oxlade, achieve stardom ahead of him.

In a recent episode of the Tea With Tay podcast, Spyro revealed that he experienced a sense of pain seeing his junior colleagues in the music industry rise to prominence while he struggled, despite investing in the promotion of his music on various platforms.

Spyro disclosed, “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 blew, I was like, ‘Eh! Fireboy blew 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.”

Reflecting on Oxlade’s success as well, Spyro shared the frustration he felt, stating, “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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