Kid Nesian Looking to Branch Out with Latest Release ‘One Kiss’

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With the success of his first 2 singles performing extremely well around the South Pacific, Kid Nesian is looking to branch out to new markets with his newest offering ‘One Kiss’.

 

His first single ‘Stap Wantaim Yu’ was a big hit all around the South Pacific, gaining radio airplay in Australia, Samoa, Tonga, Guam, Marshall Islands + French Polynesia and ultimately reached No.4 on the Australian Top 25 Reggae Dancehall Charts. His follow up single ‘Tamine’ was also a hit and received radio airplay around Polynesia + Micronesia while reaching No.8 on the Pacific Top 20. But it was his most recent release that has really made waves, with his reggae cover of The Scorpion’s classic hit “Wind of Change” making a big splash internationally.

 

The song received support from major reggae websites from the US, UK, Germany and Australia and received radio airplay in Latin America and Europe. It’s also currently no.1 on the Pacific Top 20 Charts.

 

Though thrilled with the response to his first 3 singles and happy to know that he is helping to take PNG music to other regions, he is hoping his next single can branch out even further and can continue to reach new fans in different markets.

 

“Why can’t PNG music from PNG artists become popular in other countries? We have so much talent and creativity here, it would be great to have a local artist fly the flag for PNG in the music charts in countries all over the world. Hopefully Kid Nesian can begin to pave the way for local artists.” says Braden Chin, Music Division Manager for CHM Supersound.

 

He has become popular for his fresh sunny island reggae style, however ‘One Kiss’ is a slight departure from that signature sound of his. He describes his new release as a Reggae Love ballad with a Pop/RnB feel. He knows his fans will be surprised to hear something different to what they’re used to, but he is confident they will embrace this new sound. “Reggae is no longer just one style anymore, music today is fused with many different genres, so I wanted to try something different for my next release and I think my fans will really enjoy it” says Kid Nesian.

 

‘One Kiss’ is out now and is available on all major music platform – https://fanlink.to/one-kiss-kidnesian

See the official lyric video here – http://bit.ly/one-kiss-reggaeville-YT

Listen to the song on Spotify

Kid Nesian releases 2nd single

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Fresh from the success of his debut hit single “Stap Wantaim Yu”, Kid Nesian, the 21 year old Island Reggae sensation from PNG, is ready to release the 2nd single from his upcoming EP, titled “Tamine”.

Kid Nesian (real name Brian Kepi), first became a household name in his native Papua New Guinea when he illegally entered himself into the popular singing TV competition “Digicel Stars” when he was just 14 years old. The minimum age requirement was 16, so he lied on his entry form just to get onto the show. He blew the country away with his live performances and stormed to the grand final where he ultimately finished 2nd place. He knew then, that music is what he wanted to spend the rest of his days doing.

His first single “Stap Wantaim Yu” became a bona fide hit not just in his hometown PNG, but was also a major hit around the Pacific in countries such as Guam, Marshall Islands, Vanuatu, Fiji, French Polynesia and Tahiti. His follow up single “Tamine”, follows a similar style with a sunny, laid back, chilled island vibe that will make you feel like you are sitting on a beautiful white sandy beach, sipping coconut juice whilst watching the sunset go down over the horizon. Fans of his first single, will definitely love his follow up track.

“I was blown away by the response to my first single, so I knew my 2nd single had to be just as good” said Kid Nesian. “I’m excited to get this new song out and I’m confident my fans will not be disappointed”.

The official music video for the song will be released the first week of June.

Kid Nesian releases 1st single

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Kid Nesian (real name Brian Kepi), the 21 year old reggae sensation from Papua New Guinea who was first runner up to the Digital Stars singing competition back in 2011, has finally released his much anticipated first single “Stap Wantaim Yu” (translated to English meaning “With You”). The single was released in February, has already become a major hit all around the Pacific in countries such PNG, Fiji, Vanuatu, Solomon Islands, New Caledonia, Tonga, Samoa, Cook Islands, Guam and French Polynesia and is now fast gaining momentum in other regions of the world.
 
Kid Nesian is the son of the lead guitarist of one of the most famous and well known pioneering bands in the Pacific during the 80’s and 90’s, the Azzazimbah band. Growing up in a musical household, Kid Nesian honed his singing abilities at his local church where his mother was also a singer and involved him in church performances. 
 
Eager to step out of the shadows of his famous father and and create a name for himself in the music industry, Kid Nesian broke out into the music scene in PNG as a 15 year old contestant on the biggest reality TV singing competition in the Pacific. Though still finishing his high school exams at the same time, he ended up finishing 2nd place from hundreds of contestants and became a household name in the process with his flawless live show performances. 
 
He is now ready to break out into the scene again, this time to show the world what he has got with his much anticipated first single. The song was written by himself and was recorded as a collaboration between CHM Supersound + Shefram Studios, powerhouse studios in PNG and Solomon Islands.
 
“Stap Wantaim Yu” is a mid-tempo, easily listening island reggae track that features breezy, laid back vibes and great production value. The music is perfectly complemented by Kid Nesian’s rich deep vocals and the uniqueness of his voice is what makes the song stand out and compels the listener to hear the message in the song. “The song is about two friends (Girl/Boy) in a friend zone relationship, the guy is in -love with the girl but is afraid to tell her to risk what they have now in case  the girl  does not feel the same way“ says Kid Nesian.
 
Check out the song for yourself to see why Kid Nesian’s star is quickly rising. 

Kumul Susa is Official Song of the FIFA Women’s U-21 World Cup PNG

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‘Kumul Susa’, by popular PNG artists Mereani Masani and Dadiigii, is the Official Song of this year’s FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup in Papua New Guinea. Mereani Masani and Dadiigii performed the song for the first time at the Opening Ceremony of the Fan Zone on Saturday 12th November.

Written by Dadiigii, ‘Kumul Susa’ features over 16 different local indigenous instruments unique to PNG and also 4 different local dialects, however is mainly sung in English and Pidgin, the main languages of PNG. All this has been blended with a more modern pop sound in order to create a song that will resonate with an international audience whilst still showcasing the uniqueness of Papua New Guinea.

“We needed a song that was modern and progressive, but at the same time reflected PNG’s unique culture, we needed a song that was fast and upbeat and would appeal to the youth given this is a FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup, and we also needed a song that would embody the Official Slogan of the tournament, which is “To Inspire To Excel”. We feel ‘Kumul Susa’ embodies all of this and I look forward to hearing the song played during the event,” said Mr David Chung, PNG Football Association President.

“We are honoured and proud that ‘Kumul Susa’ is the Official Song of the FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup being hosted here in PNG,” said Dadiigii. “It’s a special event for our country and we hope that ‘Kumul Susa’ and this tournament will inspire young people all over PNG, but especially young women that they can excel in all that they do”, said Mereani Masani.