From just being to lover of music to becoming a creator of music, Ayoola Oladapo popularly known as Kiddominant has indeed imprinted his name in the sand of time in the Nigeria music industry. A graduate of Redeemers University, Kiddominant is from Ogun state and the first child from a family of four. He was born in Lagos and had his upbringing in Lagos as well, attending O and A Academy for his secondary education before leaving for Redeemers University.

As a child, he was surrounded by lots of artworks and being a talented fine artist himself, he was fascinated by the art of a DJ being able to make being happy by just mixing sounds. At 14 while in secondary school, young Ayoola love for music grew and he was always by the DJ stand during his school’s social events learning and observing; this he takes home during holidays and replicate the art during his family festive parties. One of his friends then introduced him to a beat making software – fruity loops and he fell in love with making beats.

He kept on harnessing his production skill and even formed a musical group called Revolution with his friends with him being the producer while they sing and rap. In 2011, he produced a song for Labzy Lawal featuring Orezi and from there he hooked up with Orezi and produced What is The Need and Rihanna afterwards which both did well. Subsequently, he produced about 10 tracks off Orezi’s album. While working with Orezi, he connected with Davido through Danagog and in 2015, produced Dodo and The Money for Davido.

Kiddominant’s ability to create versatile sounds made him receive attention from Sony Music ATV whom he currently has a deal with. Being signed on Sony afforded him the opportunity of working with several artistes from different countries including but not limited to Popcaan, Wale, Michael Will, Migos and several others.

Another of his ability is being a good songwriter and to that, he is working on releasing projects of him singing and producing.


Culled from Issue 19

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