July 24, 2019

EXCLUSIVE:  Dice Ailes opens up on depression, almost giving up music

Dice Ailes
Dice Ailes

Shasha Damilola Alesh, better known as Dice Ailes in the Nigerian music industry, has confessed that he almost left music at a time.

In an encounter with GoldmyneTV, he said, “Before I dropped Miracle, I released Machinery, but it was not big as I wanted it to be. At some point, I was actually depressed. If Miracle had not blown, I would have given up on music actually. I thank God people embraced Miracle.”


The Chocolate City singer attributed his rise in music to God and determination to create an impact.

He explained, “I just believed strongly in my craft and I continued to work hard. Two years ago, it seemed like it would not happen but my passion for music kept me going. I just believed that someday my time would come. Like I said earlier, before my first national hit song, Miracle, I dropped a lot of good songs that no one paid attention to. It is my drive and God that made me penetrate the music industry.

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“It was a blessing doing Otedola because it has brought me closer t some of the icons I look up to. This time last year, my major songs were Miracle and EllaMiracle introduced me to the industry, Ella was a continuation, Otedola changed my life. Before these three songs, I was no one in the music industry even though I looked promising to many people.

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“After dropping Otedola in December, I did a lot of shows and I have been in the studio with global artistes. A lot of entertainers have been reaching out; this didn’t happen this time last year. I just dropped a new single, Mr. Biggs.”


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