Nigerian singer and Mavin artiste, Boy Spyce has opened up on why it seems as if many people are finding it hard to accept he is now a celebrity musician.
The ‘Folake’ hitmaker during a recent appearance at Cool FM opened up about the hardest part of his life since joining music, and how he feels about competition in the music industry. Boy Spyce said:
“I’ve not said this before but I will say it anyway. Uhmm, there are some times I walk into a room and because you know I started from posting freestyles on Instagram and everything, but I’ve been with Jazzy even before that, so sometimes, I get this aura of some people are finding it hard to accept that I’m an artiste now and I have songs out now.
So they are like it’s still this guy, like I no fall. So there are sometimes I just see it and I just, in my mind, I just be like well I just gotta keep working hard. You know, some people find it hard to just accept that this is this person.”
Asked if it pisses him off that some don’t him as a celebrity musician but just some guy who used to freestyle on social media, Boy Spyce admitted:
“No it doesn’t piss me off. I knew it was going to happen. I knew there are some people who are gonna like find it hard to accept, but I mean, if you don’t face challenges then are you really doing anything?”
Opening up about if he feels pressure from his other colleagues, the Mavin signee said:
“Uhmmm, it’s not bad pressure. It’s pressure of like yeah I can do more if this person is doing more, I can do more too. You know, they don’t have ten heads. It’s pressure that pushes you to do better.
I am in competition with everybody and it is just the truth. So I was thinking one day, I’m like why is that everybody likes to say “I’m not in a competition, I’m not in a competition”.
If you’re not really in a competition, then why is there a top 100 Apple Music chart, why are there awards then? I feel like everybody is in a competition but we are too scared to admit it. And this is the way I see it right?
I am in a competition with everybody. It’s just like I’m in a classroom right now, I want to be the first in the class doesn’t mean that if you miss class one day and you want me to explain a Maths topic to you, I won’t. I will teach you.
It doesn’t mean that I want to see you fail. It doesn’t mean that I can’t lend you my note if you skip class. But I desire to be the top of the class, I desire to have the highest grade. So it’s not a bad kind of competition but I want to be at the top. Everybody wants to be at the top. Let’s admit it and stop lying.”