Nigerian singer Sidney Onoriode Esiri, popularly known as Dr. Sid, has revealed the reason behind his sudden departure from the music scene.
In a recent interview with the BTS podcast, Dr. Sid explained that he decided to step away from music because he had already achieved significant success in the industry. He mentioned that he had received awards, toured the world, and produced hit records. However, his last music project did not meet his expectations, prompting him to explore a new path in filmmaking.
In his own 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 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.”
Dr. Sid went on to explain that he had always harbored an interest in filmmaking, and this career transition felt like the natural progression for him. He expressed his desire to invest his time and energy into the world of filmmaking.
Additionally, he revealed another passion for gaming, noting that the gaming industry is a substantial $3 billion industry and generates more revenue than music and film combined. Inspired by this revelation, he returned to Nigeria and started a company aimed at building the Nigerian gaming ecosystem.