Dammy Krane

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Dammy Krane
Birth name Oyindamola Johnson Emmanuel
Born Lagos, Nigeria
Genres Afro-Pop
Occupation(s) Singer, songwriter
Years active 2012 – present
Labels Hypertek Digital, 960 Music Group
Associated acts Chidinma, DJ Baddo, 2face, Wizkid

Oyindamola Johnson Emmanuel, popularly known as Dammy Krane, is a Nigerian singer, composer and performer.[1] In January 2012, at age 20, he signed a record deal with Hypertek Digital and 960 Music Group. He is most famous for his single hit "My Dear".[2] Dammy Krane is known for his melodic voice, engaging lyrics and his exciting genre of African alternative music. Dammy Krane has received several nominations, including the Next Rated nomination.[3][4] He won Rookie of the Year at the The Headies 2012.[5]

Career[edit]

Oyindamola Johnson was born in Lagos, Nigeria and originates from the Yoruba ethnic group in South-West Nigeria. Dammy Krane was born to an Oluwakemi Osodi (who was a manager in the fuji music industry at the time). Dammy Krane cites this as an early influence in his career. Starting music at age 6, joined the children’s choir and ministered in various churches. He went to Providence Heights secondary school where he was known for being an amazing dancer and performer. After graduating, Dammy Krane concentrated on his music and worked hard at his craft, eventually establishing himself as an act to watch

Inspired by artistes like Fela Kuti, Femi Kuti, Lagbaja, King Sunny Ade, 2face Idibia, D'Banj and Sauce kid, he started recording songs on his own and performing at various university shows with his ability to merge all genres of music.

He credits his signing to Hypertek Records to a chance meeting with 2face Idibia at a birthday party. He says 2face Idibia had seen him perform and made the decision to sign him.[2]

On 2 June 2017, he was arrested in Miami, Florida for booking a tapjets flight with a stolen credit card . He however came out in a series of tweets to deny his arrest and promised to reveal all that happened in a new material after his release. [6]

Arrest[edit]

On Friday 2 June 2017, the Nigerian news circuit was set ablaze with surprising news that Dammy Krane had been arrested in the US for Grand Theft, Credit Card & Identity Fraud[7]. In the days that followed more details revealed that the talented Nigerian musician had used a stolen credit card to book a private jet from a company - Tap Jets - while on holiday in Miami. The company had detected the artiste's fraud due to discrepancies in the credit card information he had provided.[8][9]. He has reportedly been released from jail in the US jail after meeting his bail conditions which was set at $7500. He pleaded not guilty to the charges and demanded a trial by jury. The singer has been assigned an attorney and is billed to appear in court on June 23, 2017. His mother had blamed his troubles on the show promoter that booked his flight ticket while maintaining the innocence of her son.[10][11]

Discography[edit]

Singles[edit]

  • 2010 "I Like Girls Feat Piper and Flowsickk"
  • 2010 "Uni Girls"
  • 2011 "Below"
  • 2011 "Pooner"
  • 2012 "My Dear"
  • 2012 "Shalala" featuring E.L.
  • 2012 "Ligali feat. Pasuma"
  • 2012 "Condom Sir (Gangnam Style Cover)"
  • 2012 "My Dear"
  • 2013 "Really Love You (Yvonne Nelson) Leak"
  • 2013 "Gratitude"
  • 2013 "Xteristics"
  • 2013 "Lobatan"
  • 2013 "Sabi Dance"
  • 2014 "Throw Back"
  • 2014 "Amin"
  • 2015 "Kayefi" featuring DJ Neptunes[12]
  • 2015 "Tomorrow No Dey"
  • 2015 "Izzue" featuring Davido
  • 2016 "Solo"[13] featuring Olamide
  • 2017 "Aye dun"
  • 2017 "On point"
  • 2017 "Oluwa Bless Me ft. Gweazy & Styllo"

Videography[edit]

Year Title Director Ref
2015 Tomorrow No Dey Prince Dovlo [14]


References[edit]

  1. ^ ReverbNation: Dammy Krane
  2. ^ a b Lukmon Akintola. "Chidinma is my dear –Dammy Krane". Daily Independent, Nigeria. Archived from the original on 22 August 2014. Retrieved 10 May 2014. 
  3. ^ "#Headies2013: Sean Tizzle wins ‘Next Rated’ award + N6.5 SUV...". thenetng. 
  4. ^ "BNM Red Alert: Dammy Krane". Retrieved 13 May 2014.  |first1= missing |last1= in Authors list (help)
  5. ^ "THE HEADIES ROOKIE OF THE YEAR AWARD...". Retrieved 13 May 2014.  |first1= missing |last1= in Authors list (help)
  6. ^ "Dammy Krane allegedly arrested in U.S over theft". Vanguard Publishers. Vanguard Media Limited, Nigeria. Retrieved 3 June 2017. 
  7. ^ "Dammy Krane Arrested in the US for Grand Theft, Credit Card & Identity Fraud". Bellanaija.com. 2 June 2017. Retrieved 3 June 2017. 
  8. ^ "How Fake Lifestyle Put Dammy Krane Into Trouble". PM News Nigeria. 4 June 2017. Retrieved 5 June 2017. 
  9. ^ "Dammy Krane: How we uncovered credit card fraud – Tapjets". Daily Post. 4 June 2017. Retrieved 4 June 2017. 
  10. ^ http://www.vanguardngr.com/2017/06/dammy-krane-granted-bail-meeting-bail-conditions/
  11. ^ http://dailypost.ng/2017/06/07/dammy-krane-released-jail-meeting-bail-conditions/
  12. ^ "New Music Dammy Krane – 'Kayefi' ft. DJ Neptune". Pulse Nigeria. Joey Akan. Retrieved 18 June 2015. 
  13. ^ "New Music Dammy Krane - 'Solo' ft Olamide". Pulse.ng. Joey Akan. Retrieved 9 February 2016. 
  14. ^ "Dammy Krane Singer is an impatient romantic man in 'Tomorrow no dey'". Pulse.com.gh. David Mawuli. Retrieved 16 February 2016. 

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