KiDi Biography – Family, Net Worth, Girlfriend, and Age
BIRTH NAME : Dennis Nana Dwamena
STAGE NAME : KiDi
NET WORTH : N/A
DATE OF BIRTH/AGE : Born 18 August 1993
PLACE OF BIRTH: Born in Accra, Ghana
STATE OF ORIGIN : Accra
OCCUPATION : Singer
RECORD LABEL : Lynx Entertainment
GENRES : Afro pop, Highlife, Afrobeats
NATIONALITY : Ghanaian
MARITAL STATUS/WIFE : Not marrried but dating
EDUCATION : He received his primary school education at St. Anthony’s School in Accra, and Accra Academy for his Senior High School education, he read Economics and Information Studies at University of Ghana Legon, graduated in 2016
A peek into the biography and profile of Dennis Nana Dwamena a.k.a KiDi, one of the most talented , celebrated and most promising Ghanaian highlife and afrobeats singer-songwriter.
KiDi whose real real name is Dennis Nana Dwamena is a Ghanaian highlife and afrobeats singer-songwriter.
The young talented singer is currently signed to Lynx Entertainment and is best known for his hit single Odo which earned him massive recognition. On the remix of this beautiful song, he featured Nigerian superstars Mayorkun and DMW boss Davido.
The remix of Odo received massive airplay across Africa not just in Nigeria and Ghana alone.
Early Life And Background
Dennis Nana Dwamena Popularly known as KiDi was born on 18 August 1993 in Accra, Ghana to Gerald and Beatrice Thompson.
He is the young budding Ghanaian R&B musician who won the MTN hitmaker 4 in 2015.
He became even more popular across the world when his song was chosen by America’s radio station America VOA, to represent in their shows together with Telemo by Gasmilla, Skolom by VVIP, and Bleed by me.
At the time, he was labelled as one of the most talented and industrious Ghanaian singer and with a promising career. He was able to achieve a lot just few years into his professional music career.
He had his primary school education at St. Anthony’s School in Accra and proceeded to Accra Academy for his Senior High School education.
After completing his formal and secondary school education, he proceeded to University of Ghana Legon, where he graduated in 2016 with a degree in Economics and Information Studies.
According to online sources, he is an old student of Accra Academy and completed his university at the University of Ghana before starting his professional music career.
Music Career And Rose To Stardom
KiDi started his music career while he was still studying Economics and Information Studies at the University of Ghana.
His passion and 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.
As a result of his will and drive to become a professional musician in the future, he took a leap of faith by joining the MTN Hitmaker competition.
After battling in the show with some other talented contestants, he emerged the winner.
This victory gave him little recognition and he was later signed to Lynx Entertainment.
He gained massive recognition after the release of “Say You Love Me” in 2017. In the same year, he released the hit song "Odo". The remix of the song featured Mayorkun and Davido.
This single inked and established his name as one of the fastest rising stars in Ghana.
The young talent has performed on several big stages and worked with some top arts from Nigeria and Ghana.
Some of the stages he has performed include 2017 Rapperholic Concert, Ghana Music Honours 2017 Edition, December to Remember 2017, S Concert 2017, the 61st Ghana Independence Celebration Show at Indigo 02 in London.
He has mounted the stage with song big meat and award-winning African artistes including Sarkodie, Davido, Samini, Shatta Wale, Tiwa Savage, Efya, MzVee, WizKid and Patoranking.
Aside singing, KiDi is also a producer. He has 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 Kuasi Arthur.
KiDi received 6 nominations at the 2018 Vodafone Ghana Music Awards including;
‘Best New Artiste’,
‘Afropop Song of the Year’,
‘Male Vocalist of the Year’ and
‘Highlife Song of the Year’ at the awards in April 2018.
Without doubt, KiDi is among the richest Ghanaian musicians and rated among the top talented.
Life Before Music
The young singer has revealed the kind of tough life he had to endure as a child after his father died when he was only seven years old.
According to KIDI who was the guest for Sunday’s edition of the Delay Show, armed robbers had attacked them one night and his father was given severe beatings of his life.
As a result, the father, Mr. Dwamena, became seriously sick and after he had battled with the sickness for a long time, died.
His mother had also remarried after separating from his father he said.
“My father had four women in all, and my mother was the third. I believe things would have been different if I had lived with my parents and siblings under one roof.”
“But who knows, perhaps if I had lived with them, they would have pampered me and I would not even get to where I am now. So I believe it’s all good,” he said.
Awards And Recognition
He has won one award and has been nominated for several awards. They include
- 4syte Music Video Awards, Best Discovery Video Odo Nominated
- 2018 Ghana Music Awards Highlife Song of the Year Odo Won
- Ghana Music Awards Afropop Song of the Year Say You Love Me Nominated
- Ghana Music Awards Highlife Artiste of the Year Himself Nominated
- Ghana Music Awards Best Male Vocalist Odo Nominated
- Ghana Music Awards Best New Artiste Himself Nominated
- Ghana Music Awards Song of the Year Odo Nominated
- Ghana Music Awards (UK) Artiest of the Year Himself Nominated
- Ghana Music Awards (UK) Highlife Artiest of the Year Himself Nominated
- Ghana Music Awards (UK) Best Male Vocalist Odo Nominated
- Ghana Music Awards (UK) Highlife Song of the Year Himself Nominated
- Ghana Music Awards (UK) Best New Artiest of the Year Himself Nominated
- 3Music Awards Male Act of the Year Himself Nominated
- 3Music Awards Breakout Act of the Year Himself Nominated
- 3Music Awards Song of the Year Odo Nominated
- 3Music Awards Most eventful Snapchat channel Himself Nominated