EDITOR’S NOTE: Earlier today, Five Star Music artist, Skiibii was reported dead, which was confirmed by his manager. Later on, Kcee of Five Star Music debunked the news and stated Skiibii is still alive. Most people believe that the faked death which was complete with pictorial evidence was a promotional stunt to promote Skiibii’s new song. Our contributor believes so, and has made it clear. So read the article below, and share your opinion in the comments.
When news broke this this morning that rising act “Skiibii is dead”, I wasn’t shocked, I wasn’t tensed because it is too common for Nigerian celebrities to come up with unnecessary publicity stunts to promote and sell their materials, so, I didn’t believe the story and was patiently waiting for their failed mission.
Skiibii who isn’t as popular as the likes of Korede Bello, Lil Kesh, Adekunle Gold, Ink Edwards, Kiss Daniel might be so desperate for overnight fame. However, it shows the desperation and level of ignorance in the label and how far they are willing to go to get buzz and push a song not minding the consequences.
It is absolutely uncalled for to frame the death of SkiiBii just to destabilise his fans and prospective fans. I wonder if they thought of how fans would react to this before they embarked on their failed mission. If a dog dies, the owner mourns, if the death of the dog gets media coverage, thousands of people will definitely mourn and pity the owner who knows the worth of the dog.
It is a weakness on the part of Five Star Music and the label’s team to have publicised the death of the young lad, SkiiBii when they were not sure if he was dead or not. I however hold a strong feeling that Five Star Music cooked up the story for the public to eat.
This outside opinion was submitted by @septin911