How hard times inspire my music – new artiste, Spills
Nigerian new singer, Akin Kingsley Gabriel also known as Spills has revealed how he is leveraging on his disadvantaged upbringing experience as an incentive.
The singer has just taken his first shot at fame with his debut single entitled ‘No Drama’, featuring Wayge. According the singer, “I drew my inspiration from all the hard times I went through with my Mother and all she went through for me just to make me a better person. So she deserves the best as well as I do too.”
Although he hails from Ogun State, South West, Nigeria, Spills grew up in the cosmopolitan city of Lagos. Music started very early in life for the singer from the church choir where he was dedicated member.
Speaking on his inspiration, he reveals, “Literally, I drew my inspiration from all the hard times I went through with my Mother and all she went through for me just to make me a better person. So she deserves the best as well as I do too.”
His choice of artistes that he admires speaks to his eclectic music influence. They include the likes of Kanye West, Wande Coal, Future, Davido, The weekend and Wizkid. “The likes of Wayge, NBA Youngboy, Buju are artistes I’m feeling right now including myself. I’m not about working currently with anyone yet. I’m focusing in my sound. Probably in the future I’ll make plans to work with them,” he reveals.
Aside music, the singer also revealed more, “I’m an Entrepreneur with investments in cryptocurrency, real estate and NFT trading. I was drawn to cryptocurrency when I learnt the possibilities and also think would be adopted widely in the future. Today, we can all see the prospects. I started my crypto investment a bit early and was making revenue which I kept channeling into the various investments and business in my portfolio. I don’t allow my business to clash with my music.