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Why I decided to leave music industry despite making hits – Dr Sid opens up

Why I decided to leave music industry despite making hits – Dr Sid opens up

Nigerian singer and movie producer, Sidney Onoriode Esiri, popularly known as Dr Sid, has revealed why he stopped making music.

In a recent interview with the BTS podcast, the ‘Surulere’ crooner said he had achieved success with music by receiving awards, touring the world and delivering hit records.

He added his last music project did not meet his expectations, leading him to venture into filmmaking.

In his words:

“I had pretty much lived my dream, I had done every single thing I wanted to do in music, I had won awards, I had toured the world, I had had hit records,and when I put out the last body of work that I did, it did not get the response that I was expecting,” he said.

“I have always wanted to make film so for me, that was the next evolution in my career. So I had to make a conscious decision, say you know what? I have given music time, I can always go back to it if I want to but I want to give time into this film but then while doing that as well, I am also a gamer.

“I happened to be in America at a gaming conference and I realised that gaming was a $3 billion industry, the gaming industry makes more money than music and film combined. So I said to myself why are we dulling on this in Africa? So I came back and I started a company to build the Nigerian gaming echo system.”

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