Towards the end of 2017, the Nigerian music scene was shaken by the news of the somewhat chaotic split of a standout amongst the most sparkling young artistes in the game, Kiss Daniel, from G-Worldwide Entertainment – the record label the hotshot had been signed to since his music profession commenced in 2013.
Since the split, the multi-award-winning recording artiste, entertainer and performer, Anidugbe Oluwatobiloba Daniel, who recently launched his own record label – Fly Boy I.N.C – has however kept on making slamming hits and grace the biggest stages across the country and beyond.
Do we think the fact that the 23 year old 2013 graduate of Water Resources Management and Agrometeorology from the Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta (FUNAAB) is running his own show now currently will affect him negatively in the long run? Definitely not.
These are 5 reasons we think Kiss Daniel will dominate the Nigerian music scene standing on his own:
1. He’s everyone favourite
It’s almost unbelievable the incredibly substantial fanbase Kiss Daniel has built for himself in so short a timeframe. Be that as it may, what’s not to adore about a youthful, good-looking self-professed mama’s boy who has the lyrics and vocal ability to make virtually every female fall in love at hello?
Kiss Daniel has such a warm personality, to the point that for all intents and purposes everybody who has listened in to his music, watched his interviews, or come across him in person can relate with. It only makes matters that the whiz has figured out how to keep up his great kid notoriety and remain out of trouble, in spite of heights of fame he has effectively achieved. That, obviously, is more than we can state for the vast majority of his contemporaries.
2. Kiss Daniel’s Talent is Undeniable
Kiss Daniel is such a bundle of musical talent? From his impressive song-writing ability, to his remarkable vocal dexterity, to his unique flow and characteristic delivery, the superstar effortlessly oozes musical genius.
Kiss reportedly showed a keen interest in music from a very early age, and was encouraged by his now deceased father to pursue his musical ambitions. Everyone can see now just how well that little motivation has paid off today. Way to go, Dad!
3. The Flyboi head honcho is a serial hit-maker
Since releasing his first official single, ‘Shoye’, in 2014, it’s been smash hit after chart-topping smash hit. Barely a few months after ‘Shoye’ was released, Daniel came through once again with his DJ Coublon produced second single, ‘Woju’, which spent eleven weeks on the MTV Base Official Naija Top Ten, spending an impressive six of those weeks at number one.
Making an even bigger impression than the industry thought possible at the time, Kiss released the critically-acclaimed remix of the wave-maker featuring industry heavyweights Tiwa Savage and Davido. ‘Woju’ was so good that even the legendary 2face Idibia made a cover of the song.
Ever since then, Kiss Daniel has kept us all hooked with hits such as ‘Laye’, ‘Jombo’, ‘Mama’, ‘Sofa’, ‘Yeba’ and, of course, the infectious ‘4 Days’.
4. Kiss Daniel is a Great Live Performer
Not only was Kiss Daniel’s performance at Soundcity MVPs one of the highlights of the night, the superstar also knocked it miles out of the park at the opening night of Big Brother Naija Double Wahala.
These two are just the most recent in an impressive streak of exhilarating live performances which Kiss Daniel has become popular for. The superstar always knows just how to carry the crowd along and have everybody groove on his frequency, while having such a great time himself.
5. Kiss Daniel has always been his own artiste.
Although his music career kicked off professionally in 2013 after he got in contact with G-Worldwide Entertainment’s CEO, Emperor Geezy (Festus Ehimare) and subsequently got signed to the record label, the more significant part of the recognition Kiss Daniel got as an artiste, while still signed to the label, was as a result of his own star quality.
Granted, the first time most of us heard about Kiss Daniel, he was already signed to the record label. However, before the superstar came on the scene, we had never heard of the record label either, unlike was the case with the label’s subsequent and only other signee, Sugarboy.
So even though credit must be given to G-Worldwide Entertainment for the platform it provided Kiss Daniel, it’s safe to say the artiste did much more for the label than the label did for the artiste, who has been doing tremendously well with his own record label.
So can we find any reason whatsoever that Kiss Daniel won’t succeed as his own artiste going forward? Absolutely not!