Dennis Nana Dwamena, better known as KiDi, (born August 18, 1993) is a Ghanaian highlife and afrobeat singer-songwriter. He is signed to Lynx Entertainment and is best known for his hit single Odo. The remix features Nigerian superstars Mayorkun and Davido and has received massive airplay across Africa.
KiDi was born Dennis Nana Dwamena on 18 August 1993 in Accra, Ghana to Gerald and Beatrice Thompson. He received his primary school education at St. Anthony’s School in Accra and proceeded to Accra Academy for his Senior High School education. He then went on to the University of Ghana Legon, where he graduated in 2016 with a degree in Economics and Information Studies.
While studying Economics and Information Studies at the University of Ghana, KiDi’s love for music led him to perform on various “Moonlight Café” platforms – a production that supports underground artistes and gives them a platform to display their talents. He also recorded covers of popular songs. In 2015, KiDi took a leap of faith by joining the MTN Hitmaker competition. He went on to win the competition and was later signed to Lynx Entertainment. KiDi shot to prominence in 2017 when he released “Say You Love Me” a song he not only composed but also arranged and produced. KiDi established himself as one of the fastest rising stars in Ghana when he released yet another chart topper titled “Odo” in July 2017 and the remix featuring Mayorkun and Davido in December 2017.
KiDi has mounted several stages including 2017 Rapperholic Concert, Ghana Music Honours 2017 Edition, December to Remember 2017, S Concert 2017, the 61st Ghana Independence Celebration Show in March 2018 at the Indigo 02 in London. He has performed on the same stage as many award-winning African artistes including Sarkodie, Samini, Shatta Wale, MzVee, WizKid, Tiwa Savage, Efya, and Patoranking. KiDi has also produced several tracks for other artistes and co-produced with award-winning Ghanaian producer Richie Mensah. He has also written for Ghanaian acts including the award-winning MzVee and Adina and has collaborated with artistes such as Tic tac, Ko-Jo Cue , Magnom and Kwesi Arthur. KiDi received 6 nominations at the 2018 Vodafone Ghana Music Awards including ‘Best New Artiste’, ‘Afropop Song of the Year’ and ‘Male Vocalist of the Year’ and went on to win the award for ‘Highlife Song of the Year’ at the awards in April 2018.
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