Nigerian singer Spyro, also known as Oludipe Oluwasanmi David, recently expressed his disappointment that fellow artists Fireboy DML and Oxlade achieved stardom before him.
During his appearance on the Tea With Tay podcast, Spyro revealed that he felt hurt when his younger colleagues in the music industry gained recognition ahead of him, even though he had invested in promoting his music on blogs in the past.
However, Spyro acknowledged that this delay in his success was part of God’s plan, as it taught him that success is not solely based on talent but also on grace.
Spyro said, “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.”