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Dammy Krane
Dammy Krane
Oyindamola Johnson Emmanuel
Born Lagos, Nigeria
Genres Afro-Pop
Singer, songwriter
2012 - present
Labels Hypertek Digital, 960 Music Group
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 Headies 2012.[5]

Career

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]

Personal life

On Friday 2 June 2017, Dammy Krane was arrested in the US reportedly for grand theft, credit card fraud and identity fraud.[7] In the days that followed more allegations were reported that he had used a stolen credit card to book a private jet from the company Tap Jets while on holiday in Miami. The company had detected the alleged fraud due to discrepancies in the credit card information he had provided.[8][9] He was released from jail in Miami after meeting his bail conditions, set at $7,500. He pleaded not guilty to the charges and demanded a trial by jury. The singer was assigned an attorney and was billed to appear in court on June 23, 2017. His mother maintained the innocence of her son blaming his troubles on the show promoter that booked his flight ticket.[10][11] IN August 2017, American courts struck out all charges including credit card forgery, armed conspiracy and grand theft filed against him.[12]

Discography

Albums

  • 2010: Uni Girls
  • 2011: Pooner
  • 2012: Condom Sir
  • 2014: The Enterkraner[13][14]

Singles / Songs

  • 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[15]
  • 2015 "Tomorrow No Dey"
  • 2015 "Izzue" featuring Davido
  • 2016 "Solo"[16]featuring Olamide
  • 2017 "Aye dun"
  • 2017 "Gbetiti ft. Davido & Shatta Wale"
  • 2017 "Girlfriend "
  • 2017 "On point"
  • 2017 "Oluwa Bless Me ft. Gweazy & Styllo"
  • 2017 "Prayer"
  • 2017 "Catch Feeling"
  • 2017 "Oluwe"
  • 2017 "Credit Card"[17]
  • 2017 "Shaku Shaku"
  • 2017 "Your Body (Odoo Esisi Mi)"

Videography

Year Title Director Ref
2014 "Amin" Clarence Peters [18]
2015 "Tomorrow No Dey" Prince Dovlo [19]
2017 "Faleela" Clarence Peters [20]
2017 "Catch Feelings" Ola Faronbi [21]
2017 "Prayer" Ola Faronbi [22]
2017 "Solo" (featuring Olamide) Stanz Visuals [23]

References

  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 2014. 
  3. ^ "#Headies2013: Sean Tizzle wins 'Next Rated' award + N6.5 SUV..." thenetng. 
  4. ^ Eze, Ink. "BNM Red Alert: Dammy Krane". bellanaija.com. Bella Naija. Retrieved 2014. 
  5. ^ "The Headies Rookie of the Year Award..." Retrieved 2014. 
  6. ^ "Dammy Krane allegedly arrested in U.S over theft". Vanguard Publishers. Vanguard Media Limited, Nigeria. Retrieved 2017. 
  7. ^ "Dammy Krane Arrested in the US for Grand Theft, Credit Card & Identity Fraud". Bellanaija.com. 2 June 2017. Retrieved 2017. 
  8. ^ "How Fake Lifestyle Put Dammy Krane Into Trouble". PM News Nigeria. 4 June 2017. Retrieved 2017. 
  9. ^ Odunsi, Wale (4 June 2017). "Dammy Krane: How we uncovered credit card fraud - Tapjets". Daily Post (Nigeria). Retrieved 2017. 
  10. ^ "Dammy Krane granted bail after meeting requirements". Vanguard (Nigeria). June 7, 2017. Retrieved 2017. 
  11. ^ Opejobi, Seun (June 7, 2017). "Dammy Krane released from jail after meeting bail conditions". Daily Post (Nigeria). Retrieved 2017. 
  12. ^ "US court dismisses forgery case against Dammy Krane". Vanguard (Nigeria). August 17, 2017. Retrieved 2017. 
  13. ^ "Dammy Krane Announces Release Date For 'Enterkraner' Album" www.360nobs.com
  14. ^ "Dammy Krane reveals debut Album release date", www.naijaolofofo.com
  15. ^ "New Music Dammy Krane - 'Kayefi' ft. DJ Neptune". Pulse Nigeria. Joey Akan. Retrieved 2015. 
  16. ^ "New Music Dammy Krane - 'Solo' ft Olamide". Pulse.ng. Joey Akan. Retrieved 2016. 
  17. ^ "Dammy Krane - Credit Card". wikiwaparz. Mankinde Azeez. Retrieved 2017. 
  18. ^ "Video: Dammy Krane - Amin", www.jaguda.com
  19. ^ "Dammy Krane Singer is an impatient romantic man in 'Tomorrow no dey'". Pulse.com.gh. David Mawuli. Retrieved 2016. 
  20. ^ "Dammy Krane - Catch Feelings", www.360nobs.com
  21. ^ "VIDEO: Dammy Krane - "Faleela"", www.tooxclusive.com
  22. ^ "New Video: Dammy Krane - Prayer", www.bellanaija.com
  23. ^ "VIDEO: Dammy Krane ft. Olamide - 'Solo'", www.olojoro.com.ng

15. Dammy Krane Miami Dade county case dropped

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