Popular Nigerian singer, Spyro, has disclosed that although he has the ability to draw, his father prevented him from pursuing a career as a professional artist.
He claimed that when he gave up drawing and decided to pursue a career in music, his pastor father also tried to stop him from becoming a singer, but that endeavour was unsuccessful.
In an interview with Taymesan for the Tea With Tay podcast, Spyro revealed this and recalled how his father angrily disagreed with his choice to pursue a career in music.
Despite having parents, the “Who’s Your Guy” hitmaker revealed that he turned to mundane occupations like selling recharge cards to pay his expenses and purchase studio time so that he could compose songs.
“Being a pastor, my dad never wanted me to do music. I was a fine artist before. I could draw so well but for one reason or the other, he stopped me from doing that. Then I started music. He also wanted to stop me from doing that then I got rebellious.
I have always had a flair for music right from primary school. I was in the church choir. And I was really good. All the choir masters back then always commended my talent. I was also playing the drum set back then. But my dad never wanted me to do music. It was war. But I knew it was what God has called me to do.
After my secondary education, I started recording songs at the studio. I was selling recharge cards back then because I had to make ends meet even though I had parents that were feeding me. But I had to hustle to pay for my lifestyle and book studio time.”