Sidney Onoriode Esiri, popularly known as Dr Sid, the Nigerian singer, has revealed why he switched from music to film production.
Dr Sid recently told the BTS podcast that he had earned success in music by winning prizes, touring the world, and releasing hit records.
He stated that his previous music endeavor did not satisfy his expectations, prompting him to pursue a career in filmmaking.
He also mentioned that he is passionate about gaming and that he has founded a company in Nigeria to contribute to the country’s gaming environment.
“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.”
Dr Sid was previously signed to the former Mo’Hits records.
In 2018, he discussed how hard he worked to keep the record company together after being accused for the crew’s dissolution.
The company has recently relaunched to Mavin Records, with new bands such as Crayon, Johnny Drille, Ayra Starr, and Magixx joining the roster.