My Parents Disapprove Of Music Career — Spyro Reveals

Timileyin Abdulsalam By Timileyin Abdulsalam - Entertainment Reporter
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Afrobeat singer Spyro discloses that his parents disapprove of his musical pursuit, recounting the challenges in a recent Tea With Tay podcast episode.

Despite having parents, Spyro engaged in menial jobs like selling recharge cards to cover expenses and finance studio recording. His father, having earlier opposed his dream of being a fine artist, sparked rebellion when attempting to thwart his music career.

In his podcast revelation, Spyro shared, “Being a pastor, my dad never wanted me to do music. I was a fine artist before, and I could draw so well, but for one reason or another, he stopped me from doing that. Then I started music. He also wanted to stop me from doing that, and then I got rebellious.

Having displayed musical talent since primary school in the church choir and drumming, Spyro faced opposition from his father. Despite the conflict, he recognized music as his calling, describing the situation as a personal battle. Post-secondary education: he funded his studio recordings by selling recharge cards, hustling to sustain his lifestyle and cover studio expenses.

Spyro gained prominence with the 2023 viral success of “Who Is Your Guy,” and the remix featuring Tiwa Savage secured the Best Collaboration of the Year award at the 2023 Headies Awards.

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Timileyin Abdulsalam, a journalist, and content writer based in Lagos, is versatile in crafting articles that cover a broad spectrum of topics, including entertainment, politics, social issues, technology, crime, and justice. His unique storytelling style is well-known among readers. Having graduated from the University of Ilorin, Timileyin also holds certifications in Journalism, Broadcast Journalism, and a Professional Certificate in Media and Communication.