Exclusive: Skiibii is back and ready to take over with his new track ‘Baddest Boy’
It’s no secret that Skiibii has shaken the table with his latest track, ‘Baddest Boy’. Many of us already know the artist due to the success of his hit track ‘Sensima’ and are excited to see him back on the scene with his hot new track, featuring Davido. From the streets of Lagos, the artist has released a multitude of singles with the likes of Reekado Banks, Olamide, and Zlatan to name a few.
Last year November, Skiibii released his latest EP ‘God Is Bigger Than Man’, which features the track that has swept the industry; ‘Baddest Boy’. It is no coincidence that Davido jumped on the track, as the infectious Afro-Pop track, which has a Melo-climatic sound that embodies the song’s title. The song is currently the Number 1 streamed song on Apple Music Nigeria.
We are so excited about the comeback of the one and only Skiibii and had the opportunity to interview him on his journey and what to expect from him in the future:
Q: When did you start making music, and what made you want to start this journey?
A: I started making music from my secondary school days, they use to call me Young Prof back then. Later realized I can sing better than rapping, and then I switched it up from there. I started secondary school.
Q: When you first started your music career vs. now, has your perception of success changed?
A: I just want to be successful and be a blessing to this generation. When I make music and I realize that people are happy, and they are vibing to the song it gives me joy. That is the goal for me, nothing has changed. It is the same thing; I am just enjoying the process; I am on the right track.
Q: As an ambitious artist you have had many wins. Are there any silent wins that we should know about?
A: I do not like to count wins. When people tell me congratulations, I just keep it moving. I still have a lot to do, this is not where I want to be; I just keep focused. Big things are coming! And when I get there, you will greet me and tell me congratulations again.
Q: How would you describe your music to people that do not know you?
Most times, I talk about myself when I do music. I feel comfortable making songs that I can relate to. I feel like people like it like that. It was for me when making music because I looked at myself *ice on my neck, ice on my wrist, you know* that’s me! Because it’s facts. This song where I am saying I am the baddest boy, yes!
I am the baddest boy as you can see. So, I just like to put those things into my music it works all the time. I believe my kind of music is versatile, it’s diversified. I do abracadabra when it comes to music because my first song is Reggaeton and my other one is like rap music. And one of the songs that I did in my last EP that was trap featuring Dej Loaf, I am not a one-way artist. I can switch it up for the streets, that’s the vibe.
Q: Tell us more about Baddest Boy, what was the creative process behind that?
The way I made Baddest Boy, the producer played me the beat and I immediately started singing. It just came to me, and this is why I say making songs about my lifestyle is always easy. It just happens, and that is when I made the song in the studio. We knew it sounded good. I dropped the song after 3 weeks, then Davido hit me up and said that does a remix and I was like let’s do it! It took 35 minutes, then BOOM we are now there, up there!
Q: What advice would you give to artists that look to you for inspiration?
Believe in yourself. As far as you know you are doing the right thing, make sure the sound, video, and representation is on point. Make sure everything looks good, just keep it coming and you will eventually get there.
Check out the visuals for ‘Baddest Boy (Remix) featuring Davido: