KIDWONDER: Afternoon Tracy
TRACY: Nice meeting you
KIDWONDER: Nice meeting you too
CAN WE MEET KIDWONDER?
Alright I'm Kidwonder
HOW DID THE NAME KIDWONDER, COME ABOUT?
KIDWONDER: not much. Wonder is the measurement of miracle.. I funkified it..Kidwonder which means "Unique 'Kharisma' of a young Unique Singer"...
WHAT ARE KIDWONDER's FULL NAME, BACKGROUND AND ACADEMICS?
KIDWONDER: Kidwonder's full names are SANNI OLAWALE OMOTOYOSI AFOLABI IDREES born in Lagos State, Nigeria,.to a family of two. Graduated from Lagos State Model College Badore,Ajah,Lagos
WHAT MOTIVATED YOU INTO SINGING?
KIDWONDER: I started off as a rapper yeah, but singing has always been a part of me, it just took a little time for me to discover my singing talent, and with the help of the producers i work with,my friends [Snybes, Fedy, Mayze, Candy, KaratKid, DammyKrane, U-Kaus E.T.C].I finally discovered the singing talent, and so far i've been doing well.
LOOKING TO YOUR EARLY CHILDHOOD, WHAT WAS YOUR FIRST EXPERIENCE WITH MUSIC LIKE?
KIDWONDER: Well, when i started i was a novice, i didn't know much about the game itself and how it's run. I won't say it was strange to me though, but my first experience was good because it made me know a little more about music.
WHICH ARTISTE(S) MOTIVATED YOU INTO DOING MUSIC?
KIDWONDER: Almost every musician i listened to back then, because i love all kinds of music.
WHY DID YOU SETTLE FOR RnB and NOT HIP HOP or OTHER GENRE?
KIDWONDER: I'm not all RnB, I'm not even an RnB artiste, i'm more of an Afro pop singer, but i'm very versatile, i do all genre of music.
HOW LONG HAVE YOU BEEN DOING MUSIC AS A CAREER?
KIDWONDER: Three years now.
SO FAR HOW MANY SONGS HAVE YOU DONE AND RELEASED?
KIDWONDER: I have recorded a lot of songs, but i have released two songs officially, "PADE MI" and "ZOMBIE FREESTYLE"
HOW DO YOU MANAGE SCHOOL AND MUSIC?
KIDWONDER: Really not easy, but i'm trying to make sure i balance the two squarely.
DO YOU HAVE OTHER TALENTS ASIDE SINGING?
KIDWONDER: Well, I know how to game a lot ,i have lots of talents though ;;)
HOW LONG DO YOU PLAN TO DO MUSIC, AND WHAT ARE YOUR LONG TERM GOALS IN THE MUSIC INDUSTRY?
KIDWONDER: I'm doing music till i end :), and my goal is to become a music icon, a legend in the industry.
HOW IMPORTANT IS MUSIC TO YOU?
KIDWONDER: Music is very important to me, music is my life.
ARE YOU SIGNED TO ANY RECORD LABEL?
KIDWONDER: Currently under Platinum Records/Real Skillz Managment , but I'm not Signed yet
ANY AWARD(S) SO FAR?
KIDWONDER: I was nominated last year december as DYNAMIX AWARDS most Promising new Act and this year as PRODIGIE RECOGNITION AWARD Student Artiste of the Year
WHAT ARE WE EXPECTING FROM KIDWONDER THIS YEAR, AN ALBUM, A MIXTAPE ALBUM OR MORE COLLABOS AND SINGLES?
KIDWONDER: Expect something massive from Kidwonder this year, more singles, collabos, videos..and Online Programme "HANGOUT SUNDAY WITH KIDWONDER" just anticipate.
WHICH NIGERIAN ARTISTE(S) INSPIRES YOU, AND STILL GIVES YOU THE CONFIDENCE OF BREAKING THROUGH IN THE MUSIC INDUSTRY?
KIDWONDER: Fela, 2face, Asa, D'banj, Mi, Wizkid, DammyKrane.
WHICH ARTISTE, PRODUCER OR DIRECTOR, YOU WOULD WANT TO WORK WITH, BOTH HOME AND AWAY IF GIVEN THE OPPORTUNITY?
KIDWONDER: Home, i'd like to work with Sarz, Shizzi, Gospel, let's say all the producers.. Video directors like Clerance Peters, and Sesan. Away, TimbaLand, Dre, Director X and lots more.
IF YOU HAVE TO DESCRIBE YOUR MUSIC, IN YOUR OWN WORDS, WHAT WOULD YOU CALL IT?
KIDWONDER: My music is all about SIMPLICITY.
WHAT DO YOU THINK YOUR BIGGEST BREAK AND GREATEST OPPORTUNITY HAS BEEN SO FAR IN YOUR MUSICAL CAREER, IF ANY?
KIDWONDER: F&L fAshion Show at Oriental Hotel with Skales, KaratKid,U-Kaus, Beat of Lagos at Oriental Hotel with Skales, Wizkid, DammyKrane, U-kaus, KaratKid, Eva,and lots.. working with Jlazz
AND SO FAR SO GOOD, YOUR SINGLES "PADE MI" IS MAKING MASSIVE WAVE AMONG YOUR FANS, HOW DO YOU FEEL?
KIDWONDER: I feel great :) and happy with the fact that people are paying attention to my type of music.
WHAT CHALLENGE(S) DO YOU FACE DOING MUSIC?
KIDWONDER: Greatest challenge is Finance yeah, then as an upcoming artiste its hard to gain the attention of the people, but we pray to God to bless our hustle.
WHERE DO YOU SEE YOURSELF IN THE NEXT FIVE YEARS?
KIDWONDER: I see myself at the very peak of my game, grammy award winner :D...an icon.
SO LET’S GET PERSONAL A LITTLE, IS KIDWONDER CURRENTLY IN A RELATIONSHIP OR IS HE STILL SEARCHING?
KIDWONDER: Errrrm let me say technically Single ,because my ex-relationship break-ups has been my fault,. I cozd them with my stupidity and jealousy...but I LOVE HER , the girl I can't call mine ! *lol
ASIDE MUSIC, WHAT DO YOU DO FOR FUN AND WHERE DO YOU LOVE TO HANGOUT?
KIDWONDER: Hanging around with friends, video games, any chill-spot is ok for me.
ANY FAVOURITE FOOD, PLACE OR BRAND?
KIDWONDER: Favourite food is Garri *i love garri so much*, brand is Nike.
DO YOU HAVE A CRUSH ON ANY FEMALE CELEBRITY, HOME OR AWAY? NAME IF ANY?
KIDWONDER: Omotola Ekehinde :D , Genevive Nnaji, Toyin Aimahku, Nicky Minaj.
WHICH FEMALE ARTISTE WOULD YOU WANT TO SPEND QUALITY TIME WITH, IF THE OPPORTUNITY ARISES?
KIDWONDER: I have no idea for now though.
ANY ADVICE FROM KIDWONDER, TO OTHER UPCOMING ARTISTES?
KIDWONDER: Work hard and pray...
ANY SHOUT OUT ?
KIDWONDER: Shout out to my MUM, the DJ's Shoutout to the Media ...to all my Fans nd my friends, and everyone up in the Area !