Ayoola Oladapo Agboola also known as KDDO or Kiddominant is a Nigerian recording producer, songwriter, and artist. He's best known for producing Afrobeats longest charting billboard single "Fall" by Davido, 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, Fall is Nigeria's longest-charted pop song in Billboard history and Pitchfork named it among the best 200 song of the decade. In 2017, he was part of Pulse Nigeria's top 10 record producers to focus on. In 2020, Kiddominant became the first Afrobeats producer in history to be certified by the recording industry association of America, after fall became a certified gold record in the US. KDDO is managed by Cameron Penney at Pentlife Music.
|Birth name||Ayoola Oladapo Agboola|
|Born||13 July 1992|
|Genres||Afro pop, Afrobeat, Dancehall|
|Occupation(s)||Record producer, Disc jockey, entrepreneur, songwriter|
|Associated acts||Davido, Wizkid, Popcaan, Wale, Mike Will Made It, DJ Neptune, Mr Eazi, Mayorkun, Orezi, Aka, DJ Maphorisa, Rae Sremmurd, Bas Chris Brown, Summer Walker London On Da Track Ari Lennox|
Early life and educationEdit
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: 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.
In 2018, Kiddominant became the first platinum-selling 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.
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 "Lower Body" and "Under the Influence" by Chris Brown and D&G By Davido and Summer Walker, "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. 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 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.
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.
Kiddominant shared the stage with "Mayorkun" at the Mayor Of Lagos Concert held in December 2017, alongside Davido being the hype man on stage. In 2018, AKA and Kiddominant performed at FNB Stadium during AFCON qualifiers match between Nigeria and South Africa.
|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|
|2014||Don't Break My Heart (featuring Cynthia Morgan)||Non-album single|
|2015||The Money (featuring Davido and Olamide)||Non-album single|
|2015||Dodo (featuring Davido)||Non-album single|
|2015||Rihanna (featuring Orezi)||The Gehn Gehn Album|
|2015||Zarokome (featuring Orezi)||The Gehn Gehn Album|
|2015||Maserati (featuring Orezi)||The Gehn Gehn Album|
|2015||How Long (featuring Orezi)||The Gehn Gehn Album|
|2015||Double Your Hustle (DYH) (featuring Orezi)||The Gehn Gehn Album|
|2015||Ogede (featuring Orezi, Wizkid and Timaya)||The Gehn Gehn Album|
|2016||Marry (featuring DJ Neptune & Mr Eazi)||Love & Greatness EP|
|2016||Hookah (featuring Danagog)||Non-album single|
|2016||Maga 2 Mugu (featuring Davido & Simi)||Son of Mercy|
|2017||Fall (featuring Davido)||A Good Time|
|2017||Like Dat (Featuring Davido)||Like Dat|
|2017||My Story (featuring Popcaan)||My Story|
|2018||"Alright" (featuring. Wizkid)||TBA|
|2018||Fela in Versace (featuring AKA)||Touch My Blood|
|2018||Jika (featuring AKA & Yanga Chief)||Touch My Blood|
|2018||Fantasy (featuring Mayorkun)||The Mayor of Lagos|
|2018||Oshepete (featuring Mayorkun and D'Banj)||The Mayor of Lagos|
|2018||Che Che (featuring Mayorkun)||The Mayor of Lagos|
|2018||Mama (featuring Mayorkun)||The Mayor of Lagos|
|2019||Intro (featuring Davido)||A Good Time|
|2019||One Thing (featuring Davido)||A Good Time|
|2019||All I want (featuring Russ)||Non-album single|
|2019||Amnesia (featuring Bas & Ari Lennox)||Spilled Milk 1|
|2019||Next to You [Part II] (featuring Becky G & Digital Farm Animals)||Non-album single|
|2019||Under the Influence (featuring Chris Brown)||Indigo|
|2019||Lower Body (featuring Chris Brown and Davido)||Indigo|
|2020||In The Dark (featuring Kat Capone)||Siren|
|2020||eWallet (Featuring Cassper Nyovest))||eWallet|
|2020||D&G (Davido featuring Summer Walker)||A Good Time|
|2020||Tanana (featuring Davido)||A Better Time|
|2016||City People Entertainment Awards||Music Producer of the Year||Nominated|||
|2017||Music Producer of the Year ("Fall" by Davido)||Nominated|||
|Soundcity MVP Awards Festival||African Producer Of The Year||Nominated|||
|The Beatz Award||Best afro beat producer ("Mama" by Mayorkun)||Nominated|||
|Best songwriter ("Mama" by Mayorkun)||Nominated|
|All Youth Tush Awards||Music Producer of the Year||Nominated|||
|2018||The Headies||Producer of the Year "Fall by (Davido) & Mama by (Mayorkun)"||Won|||
|City People Music Award||Music Producer of the Year||Nominated|||
|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|
|2019||Recording Industry Certification of America (RIAA)||Chris Brown- Indigo album||Platinum|
|2019||Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA)||AKA - Fela in Versace||4x Platinum|
|2020||Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA)||Fall by Davido||Gold|
|2020||Music Canada||Fall by Davido||Gold|
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