Skiibii, the Nigerian singer, has addressed the controversy that trailed his rumoured death in 2015.


In August of that year, Skiibii reportedly slumped and died. Pictures of the singer on the floor of what appeared to be a living room went viral on social media.

Skiibii — 22 at the time of his “purported death” — attracted tributes from numerous celebrities including Davido and Wizkid.

He was later declared alive.


The then-upcoming singer also provoked backlashes from music lovers for allegedly “faking his death to gain popularity.”

Speaking of the incident in a recent interview, the 31-year-old singer implied he would never fake his own death to gain fame.

Skiibii said he was battling a condition that frequently caused him to lose consciousness.


“At that time, I had that issue for real, I black out normally. So that happened to me like twice, on the plane to South Africa, I went to the bathroom on my way back I just fell down,” he said.

“There are many things I am not supposed to be doing again but I am doing them. They had to shut down the plane and attend to me first before we could fly that day.

“The second one happened in Kcee’s house. So this particular one happened when I went to Surulere to greet my brother and on my way out I just fell down.

“People saw them rushing me out and everyone was like Skiibii is dead. I do not like talking about this problem, say whatever you want to say, I am good.


“I had to go to America for treatment. When I left the hospital I checked my phone, I was seeing rest in peace, and Wizkid posted my picture on his page. I still remember Wizkid’s caption, he said all he wanted was to be happy.

“I was crying seeing all these things, I was going through real life, and people were bashing me, that was so crazy.

“Everywhere was on fire, people saying I faked my death to blow. I just stopped talking about it, let people think what they want.”


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