Vodafone Ghana Music Awards (VGMAs) “Artist of the Year” award winner KiDi, has revealed the motivation behind learning to produce music.
After signing with Lynx Entertainment, the artist claims that he became interested in music production because his label partner, Kuami Eugene, was a skilled musician at the time of their signing.
To make music, KiDi had to always rely on label boss Richie. This forced him to learn how to produce himself. KiDi discussed this on a recent episode of the “Sincerely Accra” podcast. Kuami Eugene’s exceptional talents as a singer, writer, and producer made him stand out and always prepared.
“One of the reasons why I actually learnt how to produce was the fact that Lynx at that time had signed Kuami Eugene and he came fully prepared; he was a producer, a writer, he played an instrument and could work quickly. So, every time Kuami Eugene has a new song to his name and I of course had to wait for Richie and if he’s not free then I don’t make music and I told myself that needed to change because the ideas in my head that I wanted to bring to life, I couldn’t. So, I told Richie, you know what, you need to teach me how to produce. So, Richie started teaching me, then he’ll leave me and I’ll don my own thing; practice, practice,” KiDi shared.
The “Touch It” hitmaker added that he once he started taking lessons from Richie and started experimenting with his own sound, he got confident and has since produced hit after hit all by himself.
“I used to have a 9-5 job at the National Service Secretariat so after work I’ll loosen my tie, go into the studio, fold my sleeves and experiment and I made “Say you love me” and when I saw what it did, it gingered me more and I started building my confidence on production because I realised that as an artist, if you can produce, it influences your music and influences your sound,” he added.
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