Admin l Saturday, February 03, 2018
LAGOS, Nigeria – Anidugbe Oluwatobiloba Daniel better known as Kiss Daniel debuted on the international music scene few years ago. But he is today a household name in music.
Kiss Daniel hails from Abeokuta North, a local government area in Ogun State. He is a graduate of Water Resources Management and Agro-meteorology from the Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta (FUNAAB).
Kiss Daniel showed an interest in music from an early age and was encouraged by his father. He started his music career professionally 2013 after his tertiary education. He signed on to G-Worldwide entertainment and released his first official single “Shoye”, produced by Beatburx on May 1, 2014, along with a music video directed by MEX.
Kiss Daniel released his second single “Woju”, produced by DJ Coublon on September 1, 2014. The video for Woju was directed by Adasa Cookey and was shot in Lagos, Nigeria. The song spent eleven weeks on the MTV Base Official Naija Top Ten, including six weeks at the number one spot.
He then recorded and released a remix of “Woju” featuring Tiwa Savageand Davido. “Woju” and its remix peaked at Number 1 and Number 2 respectively on the MTV Base Official Naija Top 10, the first time that an original song and its remix would peak at the first and second positions on the chart. A cover of the song performed by 2face Idibia appeared online.
In May 2015, Daniel released a third follow up single “Laye” on his birthday, along with a video two weeks later. The video was shot in different locations in eastern part of Africa and was directed by AJE FILMS.
In 2016, Kiss Daniel released his debut album “New Era” which was a critical and commercial success. He went on to win The Headies Awards for Best R&B/Pop album and the Album of the Year for the “New Era” album. He also won The Headies Hip Hop World Revelation award on the same night. He continued his string of successes with his 2017 hit song “Yeba.”
Kiss Daniel left G-Worldwide entertainment in November 2017 to create his own record label, Fly Boy Inc and released “No do” his first single under the label.