Ghanian singer, Kidi seems to be heavily inspired by Burna Boy. Kidi is of the opinion that Burnaboy’s win at the last Grammys opened a lot of doors for other African artistes.
Kidi made this known while speaking with veteran music journalist, Adesope Olajide via Instagram live. KiDi was asked to talk about his award aspirations in light of Burna Boy’s recent successes on the international stage.
Kidi responded by first congratulating Burna on his Grammy win and said that it opened a lot of doors for African artists, him inclusive. KiDi also said that the Grammy win made it possible for a lot of artists like himself to dream.
“Befor Burna’s award, shoutout to Burna on a huge huge success. Before that, whenever Grammys are mentioned to African artists, we had that thing of we’ll get there, one day. We don’t know, but we’ll get there. It was that feeling, right? But after Burna did it, like you said, he broke down the doors. Every African artists coming up, myself looking on that day watching on TV. All I could have on my mind was it is possible, it can be done. Now I go to sleep with a fresh mindset and different outlook in life. With hard work, with dedication, with the right mind, pushing, breaking boundaries, I can do it”, Kidi said.
However, Kidi made it known that he is not necessarily chasing awards. He insists that he will do his work and let this thing fall into place as it will.
Kidi said, “As an African artist, I don’t know about other artists. I keep saying that I personally, my philosophy is not linked to working towards the Grammy, or work towards the BET or any awards. I feel like if I do my work, if I work hard, push hard and let the music itself speak for me, everything else will fall in place”.
Kidi has in recent times, won three awards at the just concluded VGMAs in Ghana. However, the singer was highly critical after he lost out on the Artiste of the Year category to gospel act, Diana Hamilton.
Speaking with Hitz FM’s Andy Dosty, the singer said that he didn’t like the fact that he was seeing posts that insinuated that he was going against God for being nominated alongside a gospel artiste in the Artiste of the Year category.
In the Interview, He said:
“The fact that I don’t do Gospel music does not make me a demon or a devil, cos a lot of the posts I have seen from the Christians especially goes like ‘how dare you go against God?… I kept saying this every time that most of the Gospel musicians are the most hypocrites”
The singer went on to say that he was raised in a Christian home and thus understood the essence of Grace and Favour, concluding that he lost to Diana Hamilton because it was God’s will.