Skillibeng ‘prees’ billion$
High-flying international dancehall artiste Skillibeng is 'preeing' billions for 2023.
The Brik Pan Brik deejay, who last year declared himself the "greatest dancehall artist of my era", said that 'billions' on his mind relates to areas such as financial returns, music streams and followers and subscribers on his social media platforms.
"My word for 2023 is billions," the deejay said in his recent interview with THE STAR. He said that he is confident of positive and enriching outcomes for projects and collaboration being pursued this year. "I have my eyes on billions," he said, adding that he is not focused on whether followers, streams or money hit the one-billion mark first.
Skillibeng currently has 745,000 followers on Instagram and approximately 960,000 subscribers on YouTube. He has garnered widespread international attention over the two years, first with securing a collaboration with Nicki Minaj, and then landing a deal with RCA Records. Other international rap moguls who have endorsed and worked with the deejay are DJ Khaled and French Montana.
Skillibeng was recently seen lending support to Popcaan at the launch party for his Great Is He album. The Crocodile Teeth deejay said that Popcaan, an OVO Sound-signed star, is a shining example for others in the dancehall fraternity.
"Popcaan was one of the first mainstream entertainers to give me support by calling me out in prime time on the stage at Unruly Fest [in 2019]. There is a lot of things people don't know, but he has been a mentor to me, alongside Vybz Kartel, 'cause you know the whole Gaza connection, and he has been an inspiration to me as an artiste and businessman over the years," the deejay shared.
Skillibeng and Popcaan have collaborated on several hits including Have It, Pree and Rocket Launcher.
"Before all the achievements, Skillibeng was supporting the name Popcaan and Unruly, and same from him. From then until now. So yuh done know, me have to big him up and continue supporting," he said.
Skillibeng returned to the US over the weekend where he performed at The Fillmore Philadelphia, one of the largest venues serving live events in the state of Pennsylvania.
He is set to join international recording superstar Chris Brown on the UK and European leg of his Under The Influence tour in the month of February. The R&B-pop artiste has lined up arena stops in Dublin, Glasgow, London, Birmingham and Manchester, where he will perform two nights at The O2. The tour heads to Paris, Zurich, Berlin and Amsterdam and is slated to end on March 6.
"It is going good, looking forward to it," Skillibeng said of his preparations for the tour.