DR SID: Biography and Photos

Dr SID is a Nigerian singer, Song writer and a dentist. The Dr. in his stage name is influenced by the dental surgery he studied in the university and the SID is derived from his real name, Sidney. He was born on 1stof May, 1980 as Sidney Onoriode Esiri in Ikeja, Lagos state, Nigeria. He has his country home in Delta state, Nigeria. He is the second of the four children of a successful fashion designer of a mother and an iconic actor of a father.

His father, late Justus Esiri was a popular Nigerian actor and he was shot to national prominence in the 1980s after he played a role of a Village Headmaster in a movie.

At the early stage of his life, Dr SID started having an eye to become an entertainer. Even though his discipline in the university contradicts his ambition to become a full-fledged entertainer, he still did not let it deter his plan to become a musician. Dr SID attended Nigeria Air Force Secondary School, Ikeja for his secondary education. He went further to the University of Ibadan to study Dental Surgery. It was in his university days that he revealed the entertainment part of his life, taking part in dance competitions, school plays, and concerts and winning a number of awards to pat his back.
After his graduation from the university as a qualified dentist, he moved to the United Kingdom where he worked with the likes of D’banj, JJC & 419 Squad, KAS, R70 and Felix Duke. Upon his return from UK, he worked at the Lagos University Teaching Hospital and did his National Youth Service Corp in Yola, Adamawa state. He combined dentistry and music while he worked at various dental clinics. Dr SID displayed a proof of how he is inseparable from entertainment when dumped his dental career entirely to pursue his long time aspiration. He joined Don Jazzy’s then Mo’Hits Records and recorded the Mo’Hits Allstars collective album called “Curriculum Vitae” that was released in December 2007.

The artist proposed to his heart throb, Simi Osomo in Venice, Italy and on 27th of July, they walked down the aisle in a traditional wayar the Event Ark Centre, Lagos. Dr SID is a figure in the Nigerian music industry. The dark skinned dentist of an artist is one of the members of Mavin Record Label founded by Don Jazzy. “The Surulere” Singer has collaborated with the likes of D’Prince, Don Jazzy, Tiwa Savage, D’ banj and many others. He has featured in many songs and has done many songs to his credit, nominated and won awards as rewards for his amazing inputs in the music industry.