Tido Kenzy… Another Star Steps In Bold
Even as the country’s music industry is already dotted with talents, another rising star, Kehinde Folarin otherwise called Tido Kenzy in the showbiz circuit, is ready to make a bold entry.
Born and brought up in Iya Ipaja area of Lagos, the 23 years old indigene of Abeokuta, Ogun State and a graduate of the North America University, Benin Republic, is gradually taking his musical career to another level with the release of his new single Gbewa.
“Music has been part of me from tender age; I started as church choir, playing guitar and other musical instrument in the church, since then I developed interest in music but after my secondary school, I had to leave music to focus on my studies. So, in my years in University, I was unable to continue the way I wanted, but after I graduated in 2011, I had to go back fully into what I love to do.
It is very hard when ones parent send him to school and after graduating he choses to do otherwise. Along the line my parents reasoned with me and I have their support today,” he recalled.
Though an accountant by profession, the handsome dude seems to be very passionate about music and is determined to build it into a career.
“Since I graduated from school, my music career has experience boost and encouragement from my parents has been credible. Growing up was not that rosy, though my parents did their best to give us (children) the best to become a successful in life,” he said.
Tido might not have a particular role model in the industry, but the persistency and never give up spirit of the likes of Tuface Idibia and rapper MI, may have gingered the singer to be the best.
“I don’t like the style of music of some Nigeria artiste, but their ‘never give up spirit’ that make them to be relevance in the industry is one of those things I love and appreciate in them.”
For those, who care to know, Tido is not in the game for the commercial sake. For him, music is a passion too precious to let die.
“I’m not in music because of unemployment in the country; I got a job after graduating in 2011. I was doing well because the pay was enough to take care of my needs, but because of my passion for music, I have to give a break from working to focus on music career. I was happy to do so because it offered me the opportunity to concentrate and produced four singles ahead of my debut,” he said.
The Afro-pop artiste started as R&B singer, before moving to the genre he feels more comfortable.
“I started with R&B because I’m also good in that, but along the line, I discovered that Afro-pop is the main thing for me and that’s what I’m doing right now.”
Since after his first single Gbewa, where he featured an upcoming female singer, Tido Kenzy’s music career got a boost on which he hopes to unleash his debut album.