So this morning, it went round that Five Star
Music artist Skiibii collapsed in his sitting room and died. And the photo above began to flock the internet. The source said he’d dressed up and was going
for his media rounds today when he suddenly fell and was unable to be
revived. Some guys at Five Star Music was contacted
for confirmation . The music label’s artist manager,
Soso Soberekon, was contacted to confirm the news. Soso, who had already posted a
candlelight image on his instagram page said he would reply with a confirmation, that they were just hearing about the incident, that he
and Kcee were in Europe. He replied back at exactly 10.02am to confirm
that Skiibii had passed on.
But a few minutes ago (hours after the news was making rounds in the internet), Kcee called
to say Skiibii hadn’t died. He said he received the news of his collapse
this morning but said he wasn’t sure what was going on because he was
not in Nigeria. He said his brother told him Skiibii had been found with
no pulse and wasn’t breathing. They rushed him to the hospital and
after hours there, he has been revived.
To be honest, I find this all very strange. Skiibii just released music
and has been on the road for a week now promoting it. Someone said
that all this could be a stunt…for him to trend (which he is – he’s
the number trending topic in Nigeria) and all media houses in Nigeria
have carried his supposed demise.
If this is a stunt (Skiibii dropped a video just yesterday), then it’s
quite sad that they would go to this extent to make him known to
Nigerians. I know a lot of Nigerian artists put up stunts, but to play
with your life is sick! Extremely sick to fake your own death for fame
and attention! But if it’s not a stunt and he indeed woke from the dead,
then I’m very happy for him.