Kiddominant

Ayoola Oladapo Agboola[1] also known as Kiddominant is a Nigeria recording producer and disc jockey best known for producing Orezi's hit single "Rihanna" in 2013. He also produced Davido's international hit single Fall which peaked on US R&B/Hip-Hop Airplay chart at number 13 and US Hot R&B Songs chart at number 25 on Billboard. According to OkayAfrica,[2] Fall is Nigeria longest-charted pop song in Billboard history. In 2017, he was part of Pulse Nigeria's top 10 record producers to focus on.[3]

Kiddominant
Birth nameAyoola Oladapo Agboola
Born (1992-07-13) 13 July 1992 (age 27)
Lagos, Nigeria
OriginLagos, Nigeria
GenresAfro pop, Afrobeat, Dancehall
Occupation(s)Record producer, Disc jockey, entrepreneur, songwriter
Years active2011–present
Labels
  • Swizz Music Company
  • Sony ATV
  • The PENTLIFE inc
Associated actsDavido, Wizkid, Popcaan, Wale, Mike Will Made It, DJ Neptune, Mr Eazi, Mayorkun, Orezi, Aka, DJ Maphorisa, Rae Sremmurd, Bas

Early life and educationEdit

He was born and raised in Lagos State, Nigeria.[4] He is an alumnus of Redeemer's University, where he studied actuarial science.[citation needed]

Music careerEdit

In an interview with The Hundreds in 2016, he talked about his life and growing up in Lagos, noting how it has influenced him and his music. He also talked about his journey so far and how he started out as a DJ at age 14, and described his style of production:[5] Kiddominant's musical influences include Fela Kuti, Timbaland, Sade Adu and Polow da Don. On March 23, 2017, he is signed to Sony/ATV Music Publishing as a record producer and a songwriter.[6]

In 2018, Kiddominant became the first platinum-selling[7] Nigerian record producer to be certified by RISA . He was certified for his production work's on "Fall" and "Fela in Versace" after they both sold over 20,000 unit of it records in South Africa.

ProductionsEdit

Kiddominant has worked with several artistes including Davido, Wizkid, Popcaan, Wale, Mike Will Made It, DJ Neptune, Aka, DJ Maphorisa, Mr Eazi, Mayorkun and Orezi. His production hits include "Rihanna" by Orezi, "Double Your Hustle" by Orezi, "The Money (feat. Olamide ) by Davido", "Marry (feat. Mr Eazi)" by DJ Neptune, "Fall" by Davido, "Mama" by Mayorkun and "Fela in Versace" by Aka.

On April 17, 2019, Davido shared a news on Instagram according to him.[8] He said; Kiddominant made it to Beyoncé album "B7". He leaked the track name co-produced by Kiddominant "Nefertiti" featuring Rihanna. In 2018, Beyoncé unofficial album "B7" was reportedly leaked on Spotify in November 2018. And according to Kathryn Lindsay[9] of Refinery29 media, she wrote as quote "B7 rumored album appeared on Spotify and it consists of fourteen songs with features from Wizkid, Normani, SZA , Blue Ivy" and a lot more.

ToursEdit

On July 12, 2017, Kiddominant kicked off his first tour "L.O.U.D Music Production Tour" which took place in 9 states including Abuja, Lagos State, Enugu, Port Harcourt, Johannesburg, Cape Town, Nairobi, Accra and Addis Ababa supported by Sony ATV and Davido Music Worldwide.[10]

Notable performancesEdit

Kiddominant shared the stage with "Mayorkun" at the Mayor Of Lagos Concert held in December 2017, alongside Davido being the hype man on stage.[11] In 2018, AKA and Kiddominant performed at FNB Stadium during AFCON[12] qualifiers match between Nigeria and South Africa.

DiscographyEdit

As lead artist
Year Title Album
2011 "This Christmas" (featuring. Jarmeu & M.Y.Kesh) Non-album single
2012 "G.R.E.E.N." (featuring. M.Y. Kesh & Jarmeu) Non-album single
2018 "Alright" (featuring. Wizkid) TBA

AccoladesEdit

Year Award ceremony Prize Result Ref(s)
2016 City People Entertainment Awards Music Producer of the Year Nominated [13]
2017 Music Producer of the Year ("Fall" by Davido) Nominated [14]
Soundcity MVP Awards Festival African Producer Of The Year Nominated [15]
The Beatz Award Best afro beat producer ("Mama" by Mayorkun) Nominated [16][17]
Best songwriter ("Mama" by Mayorkun) Nominated
All Youth Tush Awards Music Producer of the Year Nominated [18][19]
2018 The Headies Producer of the Year "Fall by (Davido) & Mama by (Mayorkun)" Won [20][21]
City People Music Award Music Producer of the Year Nominated [22][23]
2019 South African Music Awards Record of the Year ( fan Voted) "Fela in Versace by AKA (featuring. Kiddominant)" Nominated
Best Produced Album "Touch My Blood" Nominated

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Kidominant: How 14-Yr-Old DJ Grew To Become Davido's Music Producer • Channels Television". Channels TV. Retrieved 15 January 2018.
  2. ^ "Davido's 'Fall' Is the Longest-Charting Nigerian Pop Song in Billboard History". OkayAfrica. 6 February 2019. Retrieved 4 June 2019.
  3. ^ Akan, Joey. "10 Best Nigerian Music Producers Of 2017". Pulse Nigeria. Retrieved 14 January 2018.
  4. ^ "Kiddominant - Latest Naija Nigerian Music, Songs & Video". NotJustOk. Retrieved 14 January 2018.
  5. ^ "ON THE BEAT :: KIDDOMINANT, the Nigerian Producer Ready to Take Over the World". The Hundreds. Retrieved 15 January 2018.
  6. ^ King, Abiodun (23 March 2017). "Kiddominant Signs Publishing Deal With Sony Music". Vibe Magazine. Retrieved 15 January 2018.
  7. ^ "Producer of OBO's 'Fall', Kiddominant is first Nigerian beatmaker to go platinum in South Africa". Pulse Nigeria. 25 July 2018. Retrieved 4 June 2019.
  8. ^ "Davido says Kiddominant is on Beyonce's next album". Pulse Nigeria. 17 April 2019. Retrieved 4 June 2019.
  9. ^ Lindsay, Kathryn. "A Beyoncé Album Track List Leaked Last Night – But There's Something Shady About It". Refinery29. Retrieved 4 June 2019.
  10. ^ "Kiddominant Kicks Off L.O.U.D Music Production Tour | View Details - Latest Naija Nigerian Music, Songs & Video". NotJustOk. 13 July 2017. Retrieved 15 January 2018.
  11. ^ Akan, Joey. "Mayorkun is not the Mayor Of Lagos [Concert Review]". Pulse Nigeria. Retrieved 19 January 2018.
  12. ^ "AFCON qualifiers: AKA, Kiddominant to perform during Nigeria, South Africa match". Punch Newspapers. Retrieved 4 June 2019.
  13. ^ "Producer Kiddominant Blasts Soundcity MVP Awards Over His Loss to Young John - Nigerian Entertainment Today - Nigeria's Top Website for News, Gossip, Comedy, Videos, Blogs, Events, Weddings, Nollywood, Celebs, Scoop and Games". Nigerian Entertainment Today. 13 January 2018. Retrieved 15 January 2018.
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  15. ^ Akan, Joey. "Wizkid, Davido nominated at Sound City MVP Awards". Pulse Nigeria. Retrieved 15 January 2018.
  16. ^ Adesanya, Adedayo. "The Beatz Awards 3.0 Nominees List". Pulse Nigeria. Retrieved 15 January 2018.
  17. ^ "The Beatz Award 2017: Simi, Cobhams Asuquo, Selebobo Win Big (See Full List Of Winners) | 360Nobs.com". 360Nobs. Retrieved 15 January 2018.
  18. ^ Adesanya, Adedayo. "All Youths Tush Awards releases nominee list for 9th edition". Pulse Nigeria. Retrieved 18 January 2018.
  19. ^ "AYTA2017|| Youth Winners > Tush Awards". Tush Awards. Retrieved 18 January 2018.
  20. ^ "Headies releases nominees for 2018 awards [FULL LIST] - Daily Post Nigeria". Daily Post. 13 April 2018. Retrieved 24 April 2018.
  21. ^ PRAISE, BILLY. "The HEADIES 2018: Full List Of Winners". The Guardian. Retrieved 4 June 2019.
  22. ^ Salami, Oluwadamilare (5 October 2018). "2018 City People Music Awards: AREWA NOMINATION LIST". City People Magazine. Retrieved 11 June 2019.
  23. ^ "Davido's DMW Wins Six Awards At 2018 City People Music Awards". Information Nigeria. 29 October 2018. Retrieved 11 June 2019.