Sidney Onoriode Esiri Best known by his stage name as Dr Sid is a singer, songwriter, recording artiste, stage performer, dentist, entrepreneur and a philanthropist. He was born and brought up in Ikeja, Lagos, Nigeria. his musical career has earned him numerous awards, fame and recognition across the continent.
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- Name: Sidney Onoriode Esiri
- Age: He is currently 40 years old
- Nationality: Nigerian
- Occupation: Singer, song writer, and recording artist
- Net Worth: $3.2 million dollars
- Marriage: Dr. Sid is Married To Simi Osumo, Together They Have one child.
- Record Label: Mavin Records
Dr.Sid Early Life, Education And Career
Sidney Onoriode Esiri best known as Dr. Sid, was born May 1st 1980 in Ikeja, Lagos state, Nigeria, He is from Urhobo in Delta state but born and brought up in Lagos. He was born into the Family of Mr&Mrs Esiri, His mother is a successful fashion designer and his late father, Justus Esiri was a legendary actor 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.
Dr. Sid Happened to be the second child of 4 children, from an early age he had his heart set on becoming an entertainer. He however, obtained his West Africa Senior School Certificate from the Nigerian Air force Secondary school ikeja, After which he proceeded to the University of Ibadan (UI), Oyo State Nigeria, to study Dental Surgery.
During his school years his flair for entertainment could not be hidden as he took part in school plays, dance competitions and concerts winning numerous awards along the way.
Dr. Sid Musical Career And Success
In 1999, Sid signed a record deal with Trybe Records Label and worked as a choreographer, backup singer and dancer. In 2002, Dr Sid got his chance in front of the mic, when he was made a member of “Da Trybe” and given a spot on the song that caused a revolution in Nigerian Hip-hip “OYA” in 2002 alongside with Sasha, 2-Shotz and Timi.
In 2004, Dr Sid became a qualified Dentist after completing his studies in University of Ibadan. He moved to the United Kingdom and started working with the likes of JJC and the 419 squad, Felix Duke, KAS, R70 and D’Banj.
Dr Sid later returned to Nigeria and spent a year working at the Lagos State University Teaching Hospital. After which he went on for his NYSC program in Yola, Adamawa State of Nigeria, for his one year National Youth Service Corps (NYSC).
Before taking music full-time, Dr Sid has worked in various dental clinics combining both his dentistry profession and music career together. After practicing as a dentist for 3 years, Dr Sid took a tough decision to quit practicing as a dentist and concentrated fully on his music career after signing a record deal contract with Mo’ Hits Records which is owned by Don Jazzy and records the Mo’ Hits Allstars collective album “Curriculim Vitae” which was released in December 2007.
In 2004, Dr. Sid released his first studio album “The Big Picture”. In 2005, he started recording a studio album titled “Prognosis” which featured the single like “Raise Da roof”. He later abandoned the album in 2006.
In 2007, Dr. Sid released his second studio album “Curriculum Vitae”. In 2010, Dr. Sid released his third studio album “Turning Point”. In 2012, Dr. Sid released his fourth studio album “Solar Plexus”. In 2013, Dr. Sid released his fifth studio album “Siduction”.
Dr. Sid Record Deals
Following a fall out of the partnership at Mo’ Hits Records by Don Jazzy and D Banj, Dr. Sid has since be signed on to Don Jazzy Mavin Records.
Dr. Sid Present In Nollywood
In 2014, Dr. Sid starred in Moses Inwang movie “The Last 3 Digits” where he played the role of an NYSC corp member and a friend to Nollywood actor Nonso Diobi in the movie. The movie is packed with so many action and intrigues. The movie won the People’s Film Festival’s Best International Film award in Paris, France.
Dr. Sid Personal Life
Dr. Sid married his lovely wife Simi Osumo in 2014 and the union is blessed with a child named Sidney Esiri.
Dr. Sid Awards And Recognition
- In 2008, Dr Sid won the award for Fresh Video at the Soundcity Music Video Awards.
- In 2009, Dr Sid won the award for Best Afro Hip-hop Video at the Nigerian Music Video Awards.
- In 2011, Dr Sid won the award for Hip-hop World Revelation of the Year at the Hip-hop World Awards.
- In 2011, Dr Sid won the award for Best Pop Single at the Hip-hop World Awards.
- In 2014, Dr Sid won the award for Best Collaboration at the City People Entertainment Awards.
Dr. Sid Net Worth 2020
Dr Sid is currently one of the richest and most influential artiste in Nigerian music industry, with an estimated net worth of $3.2 million dollar