Khaid’s Childhood Struggles: A Tale of Humble Beginnings
Nigerian artist Sulaimon Shekoni Solomon, popularly known as Khaid, recently shared insights into his challenging childhood.
Born into a family of ten in Lagos, which included his tailor father, hairstylist mother, and eight siblings, Khaid’s early life was marked by financial struggles and the pursuit of opportunities.
A Departure from Formal Education: Fear of JAMB and Diverse Street Hustles
Despite completing his primary and secondary education at Ola Greater Tomorrow School in Ojo, Khaid chose not to pursue university studies.
The fear of the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) exams played a significant role in this decision. Instead, post-high school, he embarked on a journey of diverse street hustles, trying his hand at being a mechanic, painter, and barber.
The Influence of Music-Loving Parents: A Journey into Trap Music
Khaid’s parents, a tailor and a hairstylist, were avid music lovers, exposing him to various genres from a young age. His father’s love for fuji music and his mother’s affinity for Michael Jackson created a diverse musical environment at home.
This exposure fueled Khaid’s passion for trap music, leading him to experiment with the genre and eventually create his own trap songs.
The Turning Point: From Mechanic to Music Stardom
Khaid’s musical journey took an unexpected turn when social media influencer Sydney Talker reached out to him on Instagram.
Initially skeptical, Khaid eventually met Sydney Talker, showcasing six original songs during their collaboration. This meeting marked the beginning of Khaid’s professional music career, culminating in a record label signing.
Education Plans and Future Aspirations: Balancing Stardom and Personal Growth
While Khaid did not pursue university education immediately after high school, he expresses plans to enroll in the future.
The transition from street hustles to music stardom has been a transformative journey, with Khaid balancing his artistic pursuits with personal and educational aspirations.