Kid Nesian (real name Brian Kepi), is a 21 year old singer/songwriter from Papua New Guinea, who is fast becoming a rising star around the Pacific and is projected to be the ‘next big thing’ in the Island Reggae music scene.
Born on the beautiful island of Papua New Guinea, a nation rich in cultural diversity and over 800 languages, he brings his own unique flavor from this region of the world to the Island Reggae genre. His style has often been described as “Refreshing”, as he blends genres such as roots, pop, RnB, EDM and slight hints of hip hop to create his own blend of Island Reggae Fusion. Often compared to a younger ‘JBoog’, Kid Nesian brings a modern twist and edge that helps him stand out amongst other reggae singers.
Born to a famous musician father who was the lead guitarist for one of the most famous and iconic bands in his homeland during the 80’s and 90’s, Kid Nesian grew up in a musical family where his passion for music was fostered in a musical household.
Eager though to step out of the shadows of his famous father and make a name for himself, he illegally entered himself into Reality TV Singing Competition “Digicel Stars” in 2011 as a 15 year kid. The minimum age to compete was 16, so he lied on his application form in order to get his opportunity on the show. In front of millions of viewers, Kid Nesian blew audiences away with his flawless live performances and stormed to the Grand Final where he ultimately finished 2nd place. Though he didn’t win, he captivated audiences and became a house hold name in his native Papua New Guinea and around the Pacific.
His first single “Stap Wantaim Yu” was recorded with CHM Supersound as a collaboration project with Shefram Studios from Solomon Islands. It’s his first single since coming off the show, making it highly anticipated and it has not disappointed, with it becoming a major hit all around the Pacific and now gaining momentum in other regions of the world. His follow up single “Tamine” will be released in May 2017 and his debut album released shortly after that.