Dr SID Biography – Nigerian singer,song writer and recording artist Sidney Onoriode Esiri popularly known bybhis stage name Dr SID was born on 1 May 1980 in Ikeja,Lagos State where he grew up but originally, he’s of the Urhobo tribe in Delta state,Nigeria.
He attained his secondary School certificate at the Nigerian Airforce secondary School in Ikeja,Lagos and He’s a graduate with a Degree on Dental surgery in The University of Ibadan ( U.I). Dr Sid is the second of four (4) children born to veteran nollywood actor Justus Esiri,His father and his mother is a fashion Designer.
Dr Sid had a thing for Entertainment since he was a child.when he was in the University he played roles in several social activities like Dance competition as he’s a choreographer,school plays and concerts. His participation in all of these won him a good number of Awards in school.
Dr Sid started his career as a choreographer as early as 1999 when he was signed to a newly launched record label “Trybe Records”. The label had the popular group “Trybesmen”.
In 2002, he was made a member of the music group of Trybe Records called “Da Trybe”. Alongside other label mates such as Sasha ,Del,timi, 2-Shotz and the Trybesmen ( comprising of freestyle,Eldee and Kb) they released the hit song “OYA”, the song made an impact in the Nigerian Hip hop Music industry and soon made Dr Sid known.
In 2003, He released his debut single which he titled “Don’t stop”. The song became an instant hit which topped several charts in Nigeria including the Top Ten of MBI for Eight(8) weeks in a row.
Dr Sid moved to U.K in 2004 where he worked with D’Banj and many other artist but in no time he came back to Work at the University of Lagos teaching hospital and also to Do his NYSC at Yola,Adamawa state.
He started work on his debut studio album which he titled “prognosis” but he later abadoned it for his professional career as a Dentist. He released the single “Raise da Roof” off the album.
Dr Sid was signed by Don jazzy to his Mo’Hits’Record label in 2007 where he took part in the label’s “curriculum vitae” album.
In 2009, he started work on his second studio album but first under the Mo’Hits’ Records imprint titled “turning point” .he released several singles off the album which includes “something about you” as the first , winchi winchi featuring Wande coal and the hit song “Pop something” featuring D’banj.
The “turning point” album was released by mo’ hits records on 11 April,2010 with another single titled “over the moon” off the album. The song made a turning point in Dr Sid’s life when it peaked at number one(1) on several Nigerian charts.
Dr Sid was signed to Mavins Record Label by Don jazzy when the disagreement between D’Banj and Don Jazzy led to the dissolution of the Label. Where he collaboratively worked with other label mates on the “Solar plexus” album.
SINGLES BY DR SID
Chocolate West African Remix featuring Ice Prince, Sarkodie, Elom Adablah, and Lynxxx
Chocolate East African Remix featuring Musik Maestro
Lady Don Dada
Baby Tornado Remix featuring Alexandra Burke
Surulere featuring Don Jazzy
Oyari featuring Tiwa Savage
Flawless featuring Korede Bello
Open and Close.
AWARDS AND NOMINATIONS
Dr Sid has worked hard for himself in the Nigerian music industry.he has released several songs which won him several awards.
In 2008 , he was awarded at the Soundcity Music Video Awards on the Fresh Video category for Mo Hits allstars video
In 2009, he was also awarded at the Nigerian Music Video Awards for Best Afro Hip hop video (Mo’ Hits Allstars
He won the Hiphop World Revelation of the year award and best pop single at the Hiphop world awards in 2011
Dr sid also won the award for Best collaboration at the City People Entertainment Awards
DR SID NET WORTH
Dr Sid’s networth is estimated to be $6 MILLION USD.
Dr SID summary
- Real name: Sidney oniorode Esiri
- Stage name: Dr SID
- Age: born 1 may 1980 in Lagos State
- Origin: Delta state,Nigeria (Urhobo)
- Net worth: $6Million USD
- Record label : Mavin Records
- Education: Dental surgery in the University of Ibadan ( U.I )