Nigerian Singer, Oludipe Oluwasanmi David, popularly known as Spyro, has revealed that he was pained when his colleagues, Fireboy DML and Oxlade became successful in their music careers before him.
He recounted how he was unhappy when his junior colleagues gained stardom before him despite paying blogs to promote his music.
He, however, stated that he did not know that God was using his delayed success to teach him that it was not by talent but by grace.
The singer shared his grass to grace story while featuring as a guest in the latest episode of the Tea With Tay podcast.
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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