Dr Sid Biography: Age, Wife, Children & Net Worth

Dr Sid – Something About You

Stage Name: Dr Sid
Real Name: Sidney Onoriode Esiri
Occupation: Musician
Date Of Birth/Age: 1st May, 1980 (44 years old)
State of Origin: Delta State
Gender: Male
Nationality: Nigerian
Marital Status: Simi Osomo (Divorced)
Education: University of Ibadan
Known for: Something About You

Early Life

Dr SID, born Sidney Onoriode Esiri, hails from Delta State, Nigeria. His roots trace back to Lagos, where he spent his formative years. Born into a family of four children, his mother, a fashion designer, and his father, the late Justus Esiri, an acclaimed actor, were integral in shaping his early life. Justus Esiri was a Member of the Order of the Niger (MON) and gained fame for his role in the popular Nigerian sitcom of the 1980s, “The Village Headmaster.”

From a young age, Dr SID harbored a passion for entertainment. Despite graduating from the Nigerian Air Force Secondary School in Ikeja, he diverted from his initial dreams of becoming an entertainer and pursued a degree in Dentistry and Dental Surgery at the University of Ibadan. Throughout his school years, his love for entertainment remained evident, with active participation in school plays, dance competitions, and concerts, earning him numerous awards.

Career Beginnings 

In 1999, Dr SID ventured into the music scene by signing with Trybe Records as a choreographer, a label known for introducing the Nigerian hip-hop group Trybesmen. For the next three years, he toured as a backup dancer for Trybesmen. In 2002, his break came when he joined Da Trybe, contributing to the groundbreaking song “OYA” alongside notable artists. Following this, he recorded his debut single “Don’t Stop,” topping the MBI top ten for eight weeks.

Balancing Dentistry and Music

After completing his dental qualification in 2004, Dr SID temporarily moved to the UK, collaborating with artists such as JJC & the 419 Squad, Felix Duke, KAS, R70, D’prince, and D’Banj. Returning to Nigeria, he balanced his dual passions, working at Lagos University Teaching Hospital and serving in Lagos state. Dr SID also worked at various dental clinics, showcasing his commitment to both dentistry and music.

Transition to Full-Time Music 

In 2007, Dr SID made a pivotal career decision, quitting dentistry after three years to focus entirely on music. He joined Don Jazzy’s Mo’ Hits Records and contributed to the Mo’ Hits Allstars collective album “Curriculum Vitae” released in December 2007. This marked the beginning of his full-time commitment to music. Throughout 2008, Dr SID extensively toured with the Mo’ Hits Allstars, performing at major concerts.

Solo Career and Mavin Records

In 2009, Dr SID began recording his solo debut album “Turning Point” under Mo’ Hits Records, featuring hit singles like “Something About You.” The album was released in 2010, with the single “Over the Moon” reaching number 1 on the Nigerian top 10. In 2012, following the fallout of partners at Mo’ Hits Records, Dr SID signed with Don Jazzy’s Mavin Records. He contributed three songs to the Mavin Records compilation album titled “Solar Plexus.”

Siduction and Further Ventures

In 2013, Dr SID released his sophomore album, “Siduction,” featuring collaborations with Tiwa Savage, Ice Prince, Wizkid, and others. This marked a significant milestone in his musical journey. Beyond music, Dr SID showcased his acting skills in Moses Inwang’s ‘The Last 3 Digits,’ earning recognition at the People’s Film Festival in Paris.

Discography and Notable Singles

Dr SID’s discography includes two studio albums, “Turning Point” (2010) and “Siduction” (2013). Some of his notable singles include “Over the Moon,” “Surulere,” “Kabiyesi,” and “The Best.” He has also been featured on various compilation albums.

Videography and Awards

Dr SID’s visual journey includes music videos for hit singles such as “Something About You,” “Over the Moon,” and “Surulere.” His talent has been recognized with awards like the Soundcity Music Video Award for Fresh Video in 2008 and Nigerian Music Video Awards for Best Afro Hip Hop Video in 2009. He also received The Headies awards, including Revelation of the Year and Best Pop Single.

Filmography and Beyond Music

Beyond his musical achievements, Dr SID delved into acting, featuring in films like ‘The Last 3 Digits’ (2014) and directing ‘The Application’ (2015). His versatility extends to collaborations with other artists, such as Seyi Shay’s “Deep Down” and Dj Big N’s “40 Bottles.”

Wife and Kids

He got married in 2014 to Simi Osomo in a beautiful wedding ceremony with family and friends. And, they have two children together. However, the couple got separated in 2020.

Net Worth

Dr SID, the Nigerian entertainer, has amassed a net worth of $550,000 through his successful career in music and acting. His financial standing reflects the culmination of his hard work and achievements in the entertainment industry. Dr SID’s earnings come from various sources, including record sales, concert performances, acting roles, and endorsements. You can find him on Instagram.