At his peak, Producer Didi produced some of the biggest bangers in the industry including Eddy Kenzo’s ‘Stamina’, Coco Finger’s ‘My Miss’, Sizzaman’s ‘Mafaranga’, Maurice Hasa’s ‘Kaleke Kasome’, Gift ov Kaddo’s ‘Traffic Man Officer’, among many others.
Today, he struggles to find where to sleep and hardly finds what to eat on a daily basis. Life has completely turned around for him and it is sad to see.
Who is to blame? “The government,” he says. Didi says that authorities deprived him of his promising career when they confiscated his studio equipment.
He says that his passport, bank cards, cameras, and production equipment, among several other things, were taken by authorities when he was arrested.
“The government took all my equipment, threw me into prison and I had to start from scratch. They took everything including my passport and bank cards,” Producer Didi lamented.
What hurts him the most to date is that when he was acquitted of the crimes that were accused against him, none of his belongings were returned to him which commenced the fall of his career.
“They accused me of producing a p*rn*graphic song with Panadol but in the end, when they realized the truth, my equipment was not returned,” Didi said.
Currently, he still does production for his friends on the low wherever he is allowed into other people’s studios as he has no studio of his own.
He also indulges himself in small-scale farming back in the village where he relocated after deciding that his days of surviving in the city had come to an end.
Despite his contribution to the music industry, particularly the music and video production sector, he has not been helped much by his comrades in the industry.
“I really don’t know how that Producers Association functions right now. I spoke to its president, producer Rixen, sometime back but we never got in touch again since,” he said.
He asked the media to help him inform his fellow artists about the situation in which he is languishing so that he can be helped to return to his best.
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