Ghanaian artist KiDi joins Cuppy via FaceTime on Apple Music to talk about the success of his hit single “Say Cheese,” why he thinks it is important to support up-and-coming talent from Ghana and his dream collaborations with Tiwa Savage, Yemi Alade, Angélique Kidjo and Sho Madjozi.
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“It’s been crazy because looking at the time we dropped the song and everything, I really wasn’t expecting it to do how well it’s doing currently. […] then I was like, ‘Let’s look at it from this point of view.’ With everything going on, there’s lots of negativity on the news and people are sick, people are dying. I feel like sometimes the world needs a breath of fresh air. Just remember that life still goes on. We’re supposed to take a moment to appreciate ourselves, be happy, say cheese, smile. […] God has been so good, the song is everywhere. I’m really grateful and humbled.”
Kidi Tells Apple Music About the Importance of Education
“You could be the most talented person in the world, but adding a little education towards your talent makes you different from everybody. So it’s good to have the education and add it to whatever your talent is. It makes you great. It makes you different.”
Kidi Tells Apple Music About Bringing Up a New Generation of Talent From Ghana
“I’ve always wanted to be on a record with Tiwa […] I really want to have Yemi as well on a song. […] One day Angelique Kidjo, I really want to experiment with Angelique Kidjo on a record. […] Sho Madjozi is also doing amazing.”
Kenyan Designer Katungulu Mwendwa Gives Her ‘Proverb of the Week’ in Swahili
“Ukiona simba kanyeshewa, usifkirie ni paka.”