Kiddominant Speaks On Transitioning From Producer to Artist, New Single ” eWallet ” With Cassper Nyovest And More
Following the announcement of DJ Cuppy as the host Apple Radio show tagged ” African Now With Cuppy, Nigeria producer turned singer Kiddominant was the first person she will interview for her show scheduled to air on Sunday.
The award-winning songwriter and music producer Kiddominant, who’s known for producing African hits such as Davido’s “Fall” and AKA’s “Fela In Versace” – tells Apple Music about his new single ‘eWallet’ featuring South African superstar rapper Cassper Nyovest, transitioning from producer to artist, his love of South Africa and more.
Kiddominant on Lockdown and Quarantine said:
Quarantine has been so crazy. I was opening for Davido on his tour. We did LA, we did Vegas, and we were going to do Denver when we heard the news about the coronavirus. We had to stop the tour immediately. I think for me, it’s been a period where I’ve had to re-evolve and try some things that I never used to try before. I started getting more active on my social media, especially Instagram.
Kiddominant On Transitioning From Producer to Artist comments:
I always wanted it to be very organic and that’s exactly what happened. It was very, very, very organic. It started from ‘Fela In Versace’. You feel me? It was when I went to South Africa and I met AKA and we did a song, and boom. I was doing shows. I was getting flown on private jets, city to city, in South Africa. And I was like, “yo, this is crazy. I’m just somebody that makes beats, and now I’m on stage, shouting in stadiums”. It was really crazy and it was very organic and that’s what’s most important to me.
Kiddominant on His Love of South Africa said:
Davido’s “Fall” went crazy. It was the first Afrobeats record to actually go platinum in South Africa. It went three times platinum. I was like “yo, let me go to South Africa, let me see what’s going on there”. So I went to South Africa and I felt like I needed to do something, work with the artists there, spend more time there, do stuff.
Kiddominant on His New Track ‘eWallet’ and Working With Cassper
I had made a post on my Instagram saying I want to make a project with just South African artists and Cassper reached out and was like, “Yo bro, let’s do something”. And immediately, boom, I send him a record in like two days. He went crazy.
— KIDDO (@KIDDOMINANT) May 28, 2020
Kiddominant On His New South Afrobeats Sound:
“eWallet” is a blend of West African and South African sounds, which is this new ‘South Afrobeats’ genre I’m pioneering. And this is a first of its kind. This is the first time you get to hear anything like this. I’m dropping a whole project of this sound, so it’s going to be crazy. It’s going to be really, really crazy. It’s like a blend of South African sounds and Afrobeats.
Kiddominant on Artists He Wants to Collaborate With:
— KIDDO (@KIDDOMINANT) May 27, 2020