BIRTH NAME : Abbey Elias
STAGE NAME : Skiibii Mayana
NET WORTH :
DATE OF BIRTH/AGE : Born on July 5
PLACE OF BIRTH: Surulere, Lagos.
STATE OF ORIGIN :
OCCUPATION : Singer and rapper
RECORD LABEL : Previous record label Five Star Music
NATIONALITY : Nigerian
MARITAL STATUS/WIFE : Dating
EDUCATION: Bachelor’s Degree in Mass Communication
Let’s check out the official biography and profile of one of the most celebrated Nigeria musician named Skiibii Mayana, aka Swaggerlee of Africa. You must have heard of the talented young man previously signed unto 5 Star Music but i am very sure you don’t know much about him. We shall be using this opportunity to introduce him officially to the world on your number biography portal , Bionetworth.com,ng.
Skiibii Mayana is currently one of the most respected and popular Nigeria artist who is presently giving other Nigeria musicians a run for their money . The former 5 Star Music’s leading act has been doing very well in his career ever since he left his former label 5 Star Music owned by one of the richest Nigeria business man E Money, the younger brother of Limpopo Master Kcee. Some years ago, the artist did the unthinkable by faking his won death. KCee revealed this on his Instagram account a few minutes ago. “Been on transit from Oslo, Norway to Sweden this is to confirm @Skiibii is not dead he is responding to treatment. Official statement dropping soon”
Reports concerning this states that, he singer who shares a label with Kcee and Harrysong collapsed in his sitting room this morning and before help get to him, he passed on and that was where the image circulating on social media came from.
Early Life and Background
Skiibii Mayana aka Sensima crooner was born on July 5 and grew up in Surulere, Lagos. He was born Abbey Elias now recognized by his stage name Skiibii. According to findings , the code name Skiibii originated in his early years, when a fond uncle nicknamed the lad Skiibii. According to reports, he got his stagename, ‘Skiibii’ from his Uncle which means “a smart and sharp person” and “Mayana” is a Spanish word for tomorrow or future.
He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Mass Communication from University of Ado Ekiti now Ekiti State University. He is a graduate of Ekiti State University and that’s where his professional music career started from.
His love for music started way back in his high school days where he was a popular rapper in his school before his professional music career started. After his high school education, he got to study the increased influence of Afrobeat sounds, hence he switched to secular music. Music for Skiibii has always been a dream. In 2014, the singer revealed that in an interview with Encomium.
According to him,
Music has always been in me. Music is my life. I started music when I was in JSS 1, I started with rap with my friends.” Skiibii revealed . We also gathered that he encountered a number of challenges when he made the announcement to his parents about his choice of career. When he made his intention know to his parents, his mother was a bit skeptical about his choice but didn’t say a word about it, his father on the other side was strongly against his idea of becoming a musician or getting involved in any music related activity.
According to the talented musician Skiibii, he has no specific genre of music. His personalised sound is termed ‘Good Music’, which is a fusion of dominant genres including pop, Reggae, and R&B. He gets his inspiration by being alone, sitting and listening to old music. Akon is his music role model. He stated that he believes his “My kind of music is very different.
According to the super star, I am not sounding like anybody I am just me. Just like every other artiste has his fans, I have my fans as well. I am different.”
Five Star Music
He officially joined Five Star Music on December 24, 2014, this contract was inked after he met with Kcee and E money . It was a lavish signing which got him a brand new 2014 Hyundai SUV and a nice apartment for a start.
Before this contract, he has actively been involved with Kcee. He was also mildly involved during Kcee’s singing days with Presh. He had fun at it, appreciating the Five Star Music platform.
According to the music merchant,
“I have been with Five Star for two years and since KCee split with Presh and we have been working together, doing good music. “It feels really great. Five Star Music is a very big platform. A lot of people have been expecting my song. I am finally releasing a single so, I am so happy.” Skiibii told Encomium in 2014.
He released his first official single in January 2015. The song was widely accepted and rated very high . It was a catchy dancehall tune which featured the record label flagship act Kcee. The visual of the highly accepted song was subsequently released the following week.
The video amassed over 63,000 views just about a week of release. Skiibii also was featured in a single by producer Chimbalin, titled ‘Kilimanjaro. Other acts on the song include Harrysong, Debi J, Dezign, Houston Grey, Wealth and Yung Issy.
Fast forward to Febuary 2019, Skiibii has turned out to be one of the greatest Nigeria musician who is now dinning with the biggest meat in the industry. It’s so amazing how his latest hit single Sensima has brought him far, he is now swimming in money.