Nigeria’s emerging pool of young and talented singers who are taking Afrobeats to the world has further been swelled with the arrival of a new act, Spills whose real name is Akin Kingsley Gabriel.
In ‘No Drama’, Spills shows flashes of his brilliance and doesn’t miss a chance to demonstrate his vocal dexterity. His singing talent strikes the right chords and finds a chemistry with the lyrical versatility of his collaborating artiste, Wayge.
He explains, “Yes it’s my debut song and I felt so alive recording with my guys. Everyone brought on board their A-game and we all had fun in the studio. I think we made something amazing.”
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.