KISS DANIEL – EARNING EVERYONE’S RESPECT
What’s not to love about this bloke? I must confess that I was in the minority when ‘Woju’ first debuted on September 1, 2014, as I didn’t really like the song. But it soon grew on me due to the constant airplay and acceptance it enjoyed that cut across different class and strata. ‘Laye’ followed in May 2015 which I also enjoyed, even though I couldn’t help but notice the similarities between it and the previous single. I have a problem with artistes who hold on too tightly to the same sound, artistes who are afraid to experiment (looking at you, Runtown). The heavy Afro-beat track ‘Good Time’ dropped in November 2015 and turned yours truly into a true believer. I was finally sold!
In similar fashion, the boy named Kiss has been working his way up the echelons of the Nigerian music industry, earning everyone’s respect in the process – praise singers and naysayers alike. He’s not one for banter; he just lets the music do the talking. His debut studio album ‘New Era’ which dropped on May 14, 2016 was met with positive critical reviews among music critics. Boasting of hit singles such as ‘Jombo’ and ‘Mama,’ the album evoked a new set of expectations and a whole new standard for the artiste. And don’t even get me started on what I think about his latest single ‘Sofa,’ a funky, groovy, retro yet contemporary sound that gets me feeling some kind of way. For me, it’s amazing how he stays running at his own pace and winning hearts over with his body of work. And while I strongly believe his potential is not being maximized to the fullest at G-Worldwide Entertainment, the best thing about this dude is that his story is still being written. The possibilities are endless.
– Nnamdi Onyimadu
THE VIEWS ON KISS DANIEL
He’s no doubt one of the finest singers in his class. He’s been consistently consistent since ‘Woju’ became a hit. He would be bigger and be able to compete on the highest levels if his record label allows him to collaborate with other acts.
He’s proven he’s not a fluke, but he needs to come out of his shell, he needs to work with other acts. Imagine how many hooks and choruses he can deliver on several songs on the African continent. If his label sees the bigger picture, Kiss Daniel may very well be a strong contender for becoming the African crowned prince.
– Legendary Hustler