According to 5 Star Music's leading act , KCee revealed this on his Instagram account a few minutes ago. "Been on transit from Oslo, Norway to Sweden this is to confirm @Skiibii is not dead he is responding to treatment. Official statement dropping soon"
All you need to know about Five Star Music singer
Pulse Music gives you a round-up of the late singer's budding career, his early years, influences and artistic contributions.
Five Star Music artiste, Skiibii is reportedly dead.
According to reports circulating in the Nigerian media, the singer who shares a label with Kcee and Harrysong collapsed in his sitting room this morning and before help get to him, he passed on.
Skiibii Mayana, aka Swaggerlee of Africa was born Abbey Elias. The name Skiibii originated in his early years, when a fond uncle nicknamed the lad Skiibii. His mother caught onto the it, and began to actively used it. The uncle later revealed that ‘Skiibii’ meant “a smart and sharp person” and “mayana” is a Spanish word which means tomorrow or 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.
Music for Skiibii has always been a dream. In 2014, the singer revealed that in an interview with Encomium.
Music has always been in me. Music is my life. I started music when I was in JSS 1, I started with rap with my friends.” Skiibii said.
Skiibii encountered a number of challenges when he made the announcement to his parents about his choice of career. His fathet was actively against his song delving into music, or getting involved in any music related activity. But he trudged on, and convinced him.
According to Skiibii, he has no specific genre. His personalised sound is termed ‘Good Music’, which is a fusion of dominant genres including pop, Reggae, and R&B. He gets his inspiration by being alone, sitting and listening to old music. Akon is his music role model.
Skiibii believes that music is life, and he has worked had to create originality. “My kind of music is different, I am not sounding like anybody I am just me. Just like every other artiste has his fans, I have my fans as well. I am different.” So Skiibii believes.
Five Star Music
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.
Prior to the announcement last year, he has actively been involved with Kcee. He was also mildly involved during Kcee’s singing days with Presh. He had fun at it, appreciating the Five Star Music platform.
“I have been with Five Star for two years and since KCee split with Presh and we have been working together, doing 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.” Skiibii told Encomium in 2014.
His first official single was released in January 2015. It is a catchy dancehall tune which 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.
Two days to his death (August 11), Skiibii released his last song. A pacy dance tune titled ‘Sampu’. He was on a media promotional tour for the single before his sad passing.
Skiibii was of the belief that life is beautiful, hence he was a funny and cheerful man. Away from recording, he loved to play video games and watch television.
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