Dammy Krane Artiste Oyindamola Johnson Emmanuel, Nigeria
Dammy Krane, is a Nigerian singer, composer and performer.
He was born to Oluwakemi Osodi (who was a manager in the fuji music industry at the time) and has cited 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.
In January 2012, at age 20, he signed a record deal with Hypertek Records (currently Hypertek Digital / 960 Music Group).
Known for his melodic voice, engaging lyrics and his exciting genre of African alternative music, Dammy krane has also received numerous nominations including The Next Rated award at the Headies and won one Award, Rookie of the Year at the Headies 2012.