Nigerian singer Abbey Elias popularly known as Skiibii is celebrating his birthday today the 5th of July with a newly furnished mansion to commemorate the celebration.
Skiibii who’s slowly but surely risen up to a level that only many can dream off released his first official single of the year featuring his ally Reekado Banks titled “Banger”. The song follows previous successful singles such as Sensima, Daz How Star Do, London, Somebody, amongst others.
Taking to his Instagram to announce his latest acquisition, an excited Skiibii posted a picture with clips of the new home and a tour around it. He captioned the post thus;
Double celebration. BIRTHDAY and NEW CRIB”
CANDIID ONLINE recalls that months ago, Skiibii announced his latest addition to his garage a new Highlander jeep worth over 40 million.
The Sensima crooner shared the new purchase on his social media page and captioned it “Updated IOS”. Cashing out, by all means, is how stars do and Skibbi is an embodiment of his music.
According to him, the name “Skiibii Mayana” originated in his early years, when a fond uncle nicknamed the lad Skiibii.
His mother caught onto it and began to actively use it. The uncle later revealed that ‘Skiibii’ meant “a smart and sharp person” and “mayana” is a Spanish word which means tomorrow or the future.
Skiibi started music in secondary school, where he was a rapper. From rap, he got to study the increased influence of Afrobeat sounds, hence he switched to secular music.
Skiibii believes that music is life, and he has worked hard to create originality. “My kind of music is different, I don’t sound like anybody I am just me. Just like every other artist has his fans, I have my fans as well. I am different.” Skiibii says.
In an interview with Encomium, the singer revealed that “Music is a dream for him. Music has always been with me. Music is my life. I started music when I was in JSS 1, I started to rap with my friends.”
Music for him has no specific genre. His personalized sound is termed ‘Good Music’, which is a fusion of the dominant genres including pop, reggae, and R&B. He gets his inspiration by being alone, sitting, and listening to old music.
Skiibii encountered a number of challenges when he made the announcement to his parents about his choice of career. His father was actively against his song delving into music or getting involved in any music-related activity. But he trudged on, till his big break.
His first official single was released in January 2015. It is a catchy dancehall tune that featured the record label flagship act Kcee. Scroll below to watch the video which has amassed over 63,000 views.
Prior to this release, he was featured on a song by Kcee, ‘Ajibole’.Skiibii also was featured in a single by producer Chimbalin, titled ‘Kilimanjaro’. Other acts on the song include Harrysong, Debi J, Dezign, Houston Grey, Wealth, and Yung Issy.
Prior to his departure, Skiibii was signed to Five Star Music on December 24, 2014, with a lavish signing event which had the hitherto unknown act receive a brand new 2014 Hyundai SUV.
“I have been with Five Star for two years and since KCee split with Presh and we have been working together, making good music. “It feels really great. Five Star Music is a very big platform. A lot of people have been expecting my song. I am finally releasing a single so, I am so happy” he expressed.
It would be recalled that during the blow out of the Coronavirus pandemic, the singer joined a crop of entertainers and celebrities who chastised the Nigerian government over its inefficiency and poor leadership.
Skiibii stressed on the poor infrastructure and the existing systemic issues that plagued the country till date.
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