Small Doctor

Adekunle Temitope (born 27 May 1996), better known by his stage name Small Doctor, is a Nigerian Fuji, afro-pop recording artist and performer.[1][2] Small Doctor was preceded by the release of another single: "Penalty" which won award for the "Best Street Hop" at The Headies 2018.[3][4] His songs are mostly composed in English and Yoruba.[5]

Small Doctor
on set in London
on set in London
Background information
Birth nameAdekunle Temitope
Born27 May 1986
Lagos, Nigeria
OriginOndo State
Genres
Occupation(s)Singer and performer
Instruments
  • Vocals
  • singing
Years active2012–present
LabelsOIT Dynasty Records
Associated acts

Early lifeEdit

Temitope was born on 27 May 1996 in Dopemu, Lagos State, but hail from Ondo State. He took a strong interest in music at a young age.

EducationEdit

He began his education at Ain't Orosan Nursery and Primary School Lagos, and later proceeded to Oniwaya Secondary School. Due to his interest in music, he dropped out of University of Lagos to concentrate on full time music.[6]

CareerEdit

2012: Career beginningsEdit

In 2012, his music career kicked off. He released singles like Gbagaun, Anobi, Penalty and Mosquito Killer.[7][8]

2015–present: Street Ambassador AlbumEdit

On 24 July 2015, Small Doctor released his debut studio album "Street Ambassador".[9] The album features guest appearances from Pasuma, Dre San and Young Legxy.

ArrestEdit

On 3 December 2018 Small Doctor was arrested for alleged possession of firearms and for allegedly threatening to shoot a police officer who was on traffic duty along Oshodi, Lagos.[10][11] Barely 24 hours, a magistrate court in Ebute cleared all charges against him and he was released.[12][13]

Omo Better TourEdit

Small Doctor embarked on his first major tour in Nigeria titled "Omo Better Concert" on 9 December 2018.[14][15] He performed at the 20,000 seats capacity Agege Stadium in Lagos.[16] He performed in London at a concert held at O2 Academy Islington on 9 September 2018.

EndorsementEdit

On 6 April 2019, Winners Golden Bet unveiled Small Doctor as their brand ambassador.[17]

DiscographyEdit

AlbumsEdit

  • 2015: "Street Ambassador"
  • 2015: "Omo Iya Teacher"[18]
  • 2016: "Street King"

SinglesEdit

  • 2015: "Skit"
  • 2015: "Oh My God"
  • 2015: "E No Sabi"
  • 2015: "Gyration"
  • 2015: "Magician"
  • 2015: "Amuludun"
  • 2015: "Say Baba"
  • 2015: "Oyinbo"
  • 2015: "Eleda Mi"
  • 2015: "God the Bless"
  • 2015: "Street Bus Stop"
  • 2015: "Arrest"
  • 2015: "Small Doctor"
  • 2015: "Omo Iya Teacher"
  • 2015: "Ile Ijo"
  • 2015: "Story"
  • 2015: "Gbera"[19]
  • 2015: "Gbagaun"
  • 2015: "Iya Teacher"
  • 2015: "You Know"
  • 2015: "Anobi"
  • 2015: "Mosquito Killer"
  • 2015: "Uzobu"
  • 2015: "Anobi"
  • 2016: "Penalty"
  • 2016: "Sobotone"
  • 2016: "Forever"
  • 2016: "Pakurumo"
  • 2018: "My People"
  • 2018: "Slay Mama"
  • 2018: "Thank You"[20]
  • 2019: "Believe"
  • 2020: "Account Balance"[21]

Awards and nominationsEdit

Year Award ceremony Prize Result
2017 City People Entertainment Awards Street Music of The Year Won[22]
2015 City People Entertainment Awards Indigenous Artiste of The Year Won
2016 Nigeria Music Video Awards (NMVA) Best Video by a New Artiste Won[23]
2018 Nigeria Entertainment Awards Best New Act Won[24]
The Headies Best Street Hop Artiste Won[25]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Small Doctor biography". Legit.ng. Retrieved 12 April 2019.
  2. ^ "Nigerian singer Small Doctor talks about his days as a bus conductor and Okada rider". Legit.ng. 22 May 2018. Retrieved 12 April 2019.
  3. ^ "Headies Awards 2018: Full list of categories, winners". Dailypost.ng. 6 May 2018. Retrieved 12 April 2019.
  4. ^ "Singer opens up on how his mother inspired his hit single, 'Penalty'". Pulse.ng. 22 May 2018. Retrieved 12 April 2019.
  5. ^ "How Small Doctor made Nigerian pop from Fuji music". Musicinafrica.net. Retrieved 12 April 2019.
  6. ^ "Small Doctor Biography". Mybiohub.com. Retrieved 3 April 2019.
  7. ^ "Small Doctor Biography". Afrobios.com. Retrieved 12 April 2019.
  8. ^ "Small Doctor-'Penalty'". Pulse Ng. 15 December 2016. Retrieved 12 April 2019.
  9. ^ "Street Ambassador". velvetroom.gr. Retrieved 16 April 2019.
  10. ^ "Police arrest their ambassador Small Doctor for illegal possession of firearms, Nigerians react". Legit.ng. Retrieved 12 April 2019.
  11. ^ "Police Small Doctor for alleged possession of firearm". Pulse.ng. 3 December 2018. Retrieved 12 April 2019.
  12. ^ "What Small Doctor said after his release by Lagos court". Dailypost.ng. 5 December 2018. Retrieved 12 April 2019.
  13. ^ ""Everything is settled" – Small Doctor says after Arrest". Bella Naija. 5 December 2018. Retrieved 12 April 2019.
  14. ^ "Small Doctor called and Agege gave a resounding welcome at the OmoBetter concert". Pulse.ng. Gbenga Bada. Retrieved 16 April 2019.
  15. ^ "History Made As small Doctor Shuts Down Agege Stadium With Omo Better Concert (See Photos)". Naijaloaded.com.ng. OG DEJI. Retrieved 16 April 2019.
  16. ^ "Small Doctor: OMO Better Concert (Photos)". spauce.com.ng. Eni Ola. Retrieved 22 May 2019.
  17. ^ "Why we signed Small Doctor as brand ambassador, by betting company". thenationonlineng.net. 6 April 2019. Retrieved 16 April 2019.
  18. ^ "Street-hop act set to drop 2nd album "Omo Iya Teacher" [Tracklist]". Pulse.ng. Retrieved 16 April 2019.
  19. ^ "small doctor features reminisce on "gbera"". Retrieved 12 April 2019.
  20. ^ Oghene, Michael. "MUsic: Small Doctor – Thank You". Retrieved 12 April 2019.
  21. ^ Pals, Naija. "Small Doctor – Account Balance (With Lyrics)". Retrieved 3 March 2020.
  22. ^ "#CPMA2017: Full List Of Winners At the City People Music Awards". Citypeopleonline.com. 7 August 2017. Retrieved 12 April 2019.
  23. ^ "Small Doctor wins 1st major award in 2016". Thenet.ng. 16 December 2016. Retrieved 12 April 2019.
  24. ^ "The 2018 Winners". Neaawards.org. Retrieved 12 April 2019.
  25. ^ "The Headies 2018: See Full List of Winners – #12thHeadies". bellanaija.com. 6 May 2018. Retrieved 16 April 2019.

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