Papa Cidy

Papa Cidy
Birth name Hamidu Sekyeru
Also known as Cidy, Papa, Midu
Born (1986-03-08) March 8, 1986 (age 33)
Origin Kampala, Uganda
Genres Afrobeat, Reggae, Ragga, Kidandali
Occupation(s) Singer-songwriter, costume designer
Instruments Vocals
Years active 2009–present
Labels Leone Island Records

Papa Cidy (born Hamidu Sekyeru) is a Ugandan singer and music executive. Papa Cidy sings in Luganda, English and Swahili. He is vice president of Ugandan music label Leone Island.

Papa Cidy himself says "I'm ready to entertain whatever is on planet earth."[1]

Musical career [ edit ]

Papa Cidy joined Leone Island as a costume designer in 2009. He had previously recorded a single title "Tolina Kisa". When label president Jose Chameleone heard those vocals, he decided Cidy's talents were being wasted as a tailor.[2] Cidy and Chameleone recorded a song together that proved to be Papa Cidy's big break.[2] The pair has since released other duets, including "Joselina",[3] "Daniella",[4] "Meeme Katale" and "Nishike Mukononi".[5]

Apart from his collaborations with Chameleone, Cidy has released such singles as "Your Name", "Ba Mugumu",[6] "Fuse", "Akazinga" and "Noonya".[7] One of his hits from 2012, "Evalina" is not only the title of his first album, but also nominated in the Global Rockstar contest 2014.[8]

In August 2014 Cidy put together his first album,[9] Evalina, which is now available on iTunes[10] and Spotify.[11] Shortly after releasing the album he made two single follow ups. "Daniella" feat Jose Chameleone[12] and "Nkubira" feat MC Norman,[13] both on iTunes and Spotify. In October Cidy put together the rest of his songs and created another album called Nkwata[14] and is also the name of the first song. Nkwata is actually the first version of the song Nishike Mukononi, but was remixed and featured by Jose Chameleone in the spring of 2014 and then also name changed.

References [ edit ]

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  2. ^ a b Kimbowa, Joseph (6 December 2012). "Papa Cidy's tale from tailor to music icon".
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  4. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2014-06-30. Retrieved 2014-07-03. CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)
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  7. ^ Watch noonya video
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