- Kidi has commented on how his collaboration with Davido came about
- He said Davido expressed interest in being on a remix of his hit song, "Odo"
- He says the collaboration has helped him break into the Nigerian market
Fast rising Ghanaian artist, Kidi, born Dennis Nana Dwamena, has commented on a collaboration between himself and the Nigerian superstar, Davido, on his hit song "Odo".
After winning the 2015 edition of MTN's Hitmaker talent show, Kidi's musical career has grown from strength to strength. This to the extent that he has been able to secure a collaboration with one of Africa's biggest - if not the biggest - artistes.
Commenting on how the collaboration with Davido came about on Joy News with MzGee, Kidi stated that he could not refuse a collaboration with Davido when the offer was made by his signee, Mayorkun.
He related that, contrary to some comments made in the public domain, the remix with Davido wasn't recorded so it can outshine the original.
“Something I’ve always wanted Ghanaians to understand is, the original was loved by many Ghanaians and we didn’t do the remix to come and overtake what you already love,” he said.
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The fast rising Ghanaian artist told Joy News' MzGee that the idea for a remix came about when Davido came to Ghana and expressed interest on being on a potential remix. He went on to say that it was also an opportunity for him to break into the Nigerian market, which is the biggest in Africa.
"...he’s one of the biggest artistes in Africa so you don’t turn down such an offer. He is a very respectable person and I’m honored to have him on my song. I mean, why not? And it’s also a way to sell myself to the Nigerian market because now, Nigerians play my song every day on radio and on their TV station. They now know who Kidi is,” he said.
Checkout a short video of Kidi's conversation with MzGee below:
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