I was pained that Fireboy and Oxlade blew before me – Spyro

Nigerian singer and songwriter, Spyro, has admitted that he felt hurt because Fireboy DML and Oxlade hit stardom before him even as he knew when they started.

He recalled supporting and promoting them in their early days around 2018 and was surprised that they both became bankable artistes first despite meeting him in the industry.

He revealed this when he appeared as a guest on the Tea With Tay podcast, hosted by actor and media personality, Taymesan.

Spyro narrated how he used promote his music on blogs back then, and was hoping to blow when he featured Davido and Mayorkun but the limelight evaded him.

The ‘Who’s Your Guy hit maker said, unknown to him then, God was using his delayed success to teach him that it was not about his talent but by his 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.”

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