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Interview: KiDi Shows a Different Side of Himself in the New 'Blue' EP

Ghanaian hitmaker KiDi speaks to us about Blue, a new 5-song EP which aims to calm and comfort listeners during these times.

If you're someone who keeps their finger on the pulse of afrobeats, it's very likely you've listened to a song made by Dennis Nana Dwamena. Popularly known as KiDi, the 26-year-old has had an impressive run since he first emerged into the public eye in 2015. Winning the 2015 edition of MTN Hitmaker, a music competition and reality show, earned him a contract with successful Ghanaian record label Lynx Entertainment, who he released his official debut with in 2017.

KiDi took his time but still hit the ground running. His debut single "Say You Love Me" was a success, as was the single after that, "Odo," proving that the young singer and songwriter was indeed a hitmaker. "Odo" doubled down on the success of the first, resulting in a high profile remix of the song featuring Nigerian singers Davido and Mayorkun. The remix of "Odo" swept across Africa, cementing KiDi's spot as one of Ghana's new mainstream stars.

It's just been hit after hit from 2017 until now, with a debut album in the middle of it all. Now, KiDi has brought us something new. It's simply titled 'Blue and it's an EP with five tracks of all new material from the singer. A short but sweet selection of songs, KiDi created Blue with the intention of calming and comforting listeners with new sounds to keep us going in these trying times.

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