Dr. Sid


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Sidney Onoriode Esiri (born on May 1, 1980 in Ikeja, Lagos state, Nigeria), known commonly as, Dr SID is a Nigerian singer-songwriter and Dentist, who is originally from Delta state, but was raised in Lagos. His mother a successful fashion designer and his father the legendary actor Justus Esiri who is a Member of the Order of the Niger (MON), and famous for his role as the Village Headmaster a Nigerian sitcom popular in the 1980s. The second child of 4 children from an early age he had his heart set on becoming an entertainer. However his life took a different course graduating from the Nigerian Air force Secondary school ikeja, SID went on to the University of Ibadan (UI) to study Dental Surgery, During his school years his flair for entertainment could not be hidden as he took part in school plays, dance competitions and concerts winning numerous awards along the way.

1999

Dr SID signed on to a fresh new record label Trybe Records (who released the Nigerian hip hop group Trybesmen) as a choreographer. He would spend the next three years touring as a backup dancer for the Trybesmen.

2002

Dr SID got his chance in front of the mic, when he was made a member of Da Trybe, and given a spot on the song that caused a revolution in Nigerian Hip-hop, "OYA" in 2002 alongside Sasha, 2-Shotz, Timi, DEL, and the Trybesmen (Eldee, Kb and Freestyle). Over the next year SID recorded his Debut Single "Don't Stop" and had the number 1 video on the MBI top ten for 8 weeks, His music career had to be put on hold as he had to take a year out to finish up his university degree.

2004

Dr SID became a qualified Dentist. He moved to the UK working with the likes of JJC & the 419 squad, Felix Duke, KAS, R70 and D'Banj. Returning to Nigeria he spent the Next year working at Lagos University Teaching Hospital, and then went on to serve his country at Yola in Adamawa state. Fulfilling his educational and National obligations, he returned to his first love music.

2005

He started recording a studio album titled Prognosis which featured the single "Raise da roof". He was nominated in the Best new act category at the 2005 Amen Awards. He abandoned the album in 2006.

2007

Dr SID signs on to Don Jazzy"s Mo' Hits Records and records the Mo' Hits Allstars collective album "Curriculum Vitae" (CV) which was released in December 2007. He featured on 7 of the 15 tracks released on the album, which include Booty Call, Close to you.

2008

Dr SID spent most of 2008 touring with the Mo Hits Allstars, and performing at some of the major concerts, including the Thisday Music Festival and Star Mega Jam.

2009

Dr SID started recording his first studio album as a solo artist under Mo' Hits Records with producer Don Jazzy. The first single of the album Turning Point was titled "Something About You" and was released in September 2009 and is currently moving up the African charts along side two other Winchi Winchi ft Wande Coal and Pop Something ft D'banj. He also performed at the MTV Africa Music Awards in Kenya as a member of the Mo' Hits Allstars alongside D'banj, Wande Coal and Kenyan artist STL.

2010-2011

Mo' Hits Records release Dr SID's debut album Turning Point on April 11 Dr SID New Single off Turning Point, "Over the Moon", hits number 1 on Nigerian top 10.

2012–present

Following a fall out of the partners at Mo' Hits Records, D'banj and Don Jazzy, Dr SID has since signed on to Don Jazzy's Mavin Records. He also had three songs from his upcoming album featured on a Mavin Records compilation album titled: Solar Plexus.

Discography

Compilations

2004: The Big Picture

2007: Curriculum Vitae

2012: Solar Plexus

Albums

2010 Turning Point

-When This Song Comes On

-Over the Moon (feat. K-Switch)

-Something About You

-Winchi Winchi (feat. Wande Coal)

-Pop Something (feat. D'Banj)

-Ba Mi Jo (feat. Ikechukwu, M.I & El Dee)

-Baby

-E Je Ka Jo (feat. D'Banj)

-Pillow

-Something About You (Silva Stone Remix)

-Winchi Winchi (feat. Wande Coal, Sway & Dotstar)

Singles

2012

Afefe

Awards

Won

  • 2008 Soundcity Music Video Awards: Fresh Video (Mo Hits allstars)
  • 2009 Nigerian Music Video Awards: Best Afro Hip hop video (Mo' Hits Allstars)
  • 2011 Hiphop World Awards: Hiphop World Revelation of the year
  • 2011 Hiphop World Awards: Best Pop Single

Nominated

  • 2005 Amen Awards Best New Act
  • 2009 MTV Africa Music Awards Best Group
  • 2009 channel o Africa music video awards best duo or group
  • 2010 Dynamix All Youth Awards Artiste Of The Year
  • 2010 Dynamix All Youth Awards Best New Artiste
  • 2010 Dynamix All Youth Awards Song Of The Year
  • 2010 South South Music Awards Best New Artiste
  • 2010 South South Music Awards Best Pop (Solo)
  • 2011 Hiphop World Awards Album of the year 
  • 2011 Hiphop World Awards Song of the year 
  • 2011 Hiphop World Awards Best Pop Single 
  • 2011 Hiphop World Awards Best R'N'B/Pop Album 
  • 2011 Hiphop World Awards Hiphop World Revelation of the year

Top Tracks

  • Surulere (feat. Don Jazzy)
  • YOLO
  • Something About You
  • Oyari (feat. Tiwa Savage)
  • Baby Tornado
  • Surulere Remix (feat. Don Jazzy, Wizkid & Iceprince Zamani)
  • Chocolate
  • Love Mine
  • SURULERE
  • Kabiyesi
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