At what age did you discover your voice? I started singing quite early, trying to sound like different artistes both local and foreign. It was partly what helped my singing as I grew.
Did your parents encourage you? Yes, my mum encouraged me so much. My mother is a good singer too and she still sings.
Do you have any professional training? Did you go to music school? Not really, it was an inborn thing. Music and singing has been a part of me all my life, and I got better every day working in the studio and working with other people.
What was your first professional singing job? Hmmmmm…with Soul Play and Aristos Band as an opening act at MOTHERLAND Opebi for the Enigma, Lagbaja!
How long have you been working with Bantu? Quite some time now.
Do you play any instrument? I play the keyboard and am also a voice instructor.
Do you have your own band? Yes I do: ‘AYOMIDE Band’.
What other bands do you perform with? I have performed with several bands and artistes like The Aristos Band, House of Lamba, Beejay Sax, Compassion Band, Pleasant Sound, Pastor Femi Micha, Big B, Temitayo, Ibiyemi, Naeto C, Wizkid, Davido, Dipo, Airis, Psalmos…dem plenty ooo (laughs)
Future plans for your career? To be a true Legend in my field and a good husband to my wife and a good father to my kids.
Artists you would like to work with? Lagbaja, Tuface, R Kelly and Jay Z.
Any other info? I have a single I dropped last year titled ‘Ku si mi laya’ and also working on my album which will drop by the 3rd quarter this year. My style is a fusion of high life, soul and modern naija hip hop.
You can contact Mide by email: ayomikumartins at yahoo.com