Dr Sid, the well-known Nigerian singer, whose real name is Sidney Onoriode Esiri, has revealed the cause behind his abrupt departure from the music industry.
During a recent interview on the BTS podcast, he disclosed that he had already attained significant success in music, including receiving numerous awards, embarking on worldwide tours, and producing hit records
However, he expressed that his last music project fell short of his own expectations, which ultimately motivated him to explore the realm of 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 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.”