Hip-hop sensation, Sidney Esiri fondly called Dr. Sid has quit music.
The dentist turned musician took Instagram to announce his plan to quit music and explore new opportunities in film and television, IT and gaming.
The Surulere crooner, however, thanked his fans on his musical journey.
Dr. Sid, from Delta State but was born and raised in Lagos. His mother a successful fashion designer and his father was the late legendary actor Justus Esiri who was a Member of the Order of the Niger (MON), and famous for his role as the Village Headmaster a Nigerian sitcom popular in the 1980s.
The second child of 4 children from an early age he had his heart set on becoming an entertainer. However his life took a different course graduating from the Nigerian Air force Secondary school Ikeja, SID went on to the University of Ibadan, Ibadan to study Dentistry and Dental Surgery.
Early in his music career, SID signed on to a fresh new record label Trybe Records (who released the Nigerian hip hop group Trybesmen) as a choreographer. He would spend the next three years touring as a backup dancer for the Trybesmen.
SID after 3 years made the tough decision to quit practicing as a dentist and concentrate fully on his music career signing on to Don Jazzy’s Mo’ Hits Records and records the Mo’ Hits Allstars collective album Curriculum Vitae (CV) which was released in December 2007. He featured on 7 of the 15 tracks released on the album, which include “Booty Call” and “Close to you”.