Kid Konnect real/full name is Kunle Oluwadiya hail from Lagos State, Nigeria, is a Nigerian Producer & Songwriter currently based in Florida. He fell in love with music at a young age, listening
to reggae and classical music owned by his father, this help set the
foundation for Konnect
to learn the basics of composing music.
As he matured, so did his love and knowledge for all genres of music.
When most of his classmates were reciting their favorite rhymes from
various rap songs, he opted to pay attention to every aspect of the
instrumental, from the loud kick or bass, to the carefully hidden echoes
of the hihats.
Kid Konnect left Nigeria for the United States in 2001
to pursue a degree in Business Economics (which he knew in his heart of
hearts, was a career he didn’t want). While in school, Konnect’s
roommate introduced him to music production software named FL Studio. At
first making a whole lot of techno beats, Konnect dedicated himself to
mastering the program in and out to produce industry worthy beats.
After 3½ years of hard work and dedication, Konnect started sending
beats out to anybody who would listen, feedback was slow but sure enough
it came. A little buzz started to circulate around his name among the
local scene in North Carolina and a few ears in the Nigerian music scene
took notice. As for now, Konnect is still out creating quality music
and making a name for himself.
Production credits: Proto (Chiddy
Bang), ZARA, Oladele, Eldee the Don, X.O VoE, Rukus, Kahli, Small World
(DTP Recording Artist), Modenine, “Stay with Me” (Independent Movie), ,
Jay Cube, EzzieB, Soul Brotha, ChyKay, Beazy, and many more to come.
Kid Konnect major influences are FELA Kuti, J Dilla, Dr. Dre, Kate Bush, The Alchemist, Pete Rock, DJ Premier, Eldee the Don, Tony Allen, Just Blaze, Hans Zimmer.
Kid Konnect is as super talented as they come in Nigeria. Sometimes he gets mistaken as a purely hip-hop producer but don’t get it twisted he can still rock beats for different genres (check out his Look At Me Now Fuji Mix or Rack Mix) , however his best work has been for the hip-hop cats in Nigeria. MI, SDC, Kahli Abdu, Beazy has all called on Konnect’s Name for some of their masterpieces. Simply put, Kid Konnect is a parallel universe will be one of the best producers in Nigeria. Don’t believe me check out his collection of Fuji mixes.
Notable Work: MI – Four Horsemen, MI – Fuck You, Loose Kaynon – Aka Na Enu, Brymo – Chocolate, SDC – Clone Wars Vol 2 (some tracks), X.O Senavoe – Say It Again, Bandits EP (with Kahli Abdu)
“The Masters” Baltimore Producer Grand Champion, Contrast
Hall Beat Battle Champion, 3 time NEA Nominated Producer of the Year,
Red Bull Big Tune Beat Battle participant, CrateKings.com Producer of the Month.