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Kiss Daniel

Full Birth Name: Anidugbe Oluwatobiloba Daniel

Born: 1 May 1994 (age 21)

Origin: Ogun State, Nigeria

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Genres: Afro-pop

Occupation(s): Singer, songwriter, Recording Artiste, Performer, Entertainer

Instruments: Vocals, lead vocals

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Years active: 2013–present

Labels: G WorldWide Entertainment

Associated acts: Emperor Geezy, Sugarboy, Tiwa Savage, Davido

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MARITAL STATUS: NOT MARRIED

Early Life

Kiss Daniel grew up pretty much in Ogun State but travel around nigeria and abroad during school breaks.

He was born Oluwatobiloba Daniel Anidugbe in Ogun state, Nigeria. He hails from Abeokuta North local government area. He graduated from federal university of agriculture, Abeokuta, in 2013, with a degree in he Water Resources Management and Agrometeorology (Water Engineering). While in university, he decided to pursue music as a career alongside his studies.

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Music career

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 completing his tertiary education and met G-Worldwide Entertainment CEO, Emperor Geezy. After being signed to G-Worldwide entertainment, he released his first official single “Shoye” which was produced by Beatburx on May 1, 2014, along with a music video was directed by MEX. Daniel released his second single “Woju”, produced by Dj Coublon on September 1, 2014. The video for Woju, released by Adasa Cookey, 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.

Kiss Daniel then recorded and released a remix of “Woju” featuring Tiwa Savage and 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, Kiss Daniel released a third follow up single “Laye” on his birthday, along with a video two weeks later which was shot in different locations in eastern part of Africa and was directed by AJE FILMS

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Early Influences

Daniel has listed acts like Danfo Drivers, Zulezu, Oriste Femi, 2face Idibia, 9ice, W4, Wande Coal, Owl City and Ed Sheeran as musical influences.

Singer: Kiss Daniel
Kiss Daniel

Personal Life

His parents are from Ogun state. He attended Ogun international montessori nursery and primary school, Abeokuta grammar school and the Federal university of agriculture, Abeokuta, where he graduated in 2013, as a water engineer. Says his growing up was fun but the same time his parents paid huge attentions to education so he grew up reading a lot and accomplishing Task in the house everyday. He really appreciate his parents for opening his eyes to educational value and accommodate several personalities.

He has been doing music and writing songs since he was 11years old. Though He started writing songs about food, and it is not that he really do like food but he love junk foods, He does not eat that much, but ice cream is his thing. It started with food at first, and gradually developing his skills, and all thanks goes to his dad because he has helped him a lot, he met singer JABLESS in 2009, and he actually helped him manage his talent, so he started writing commercial songs.

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According to him everybody in his family appreciate his music career, they wanted him to do something that he likes, and that is really being supportive and encouraging; when he was in school he stayed focus, and they were well relaxed like they trust him that you can’t disappoint. His parent believe “Even if he’s doing any other thing, that school oh! e no dey mess with am” when he was in school he had a very good result, which he finished with 2.1, not just that but a strong one rumors has it he had 4.2.

He got the name when he was in school. He has a dimple in his cheek and in school, when you had dimples in both cheeks, you were called ‘Kisses’. Since he only have just one, He was called ‘Kiss.’ Because there were other Daniels in school, the ladies added Kiss to his first name to tell him apart from the others. So, when he started music he decided to stick with the name.

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When asked in an interview: What are the challenges he has encountered in his musical career so far? he replied:
“I have only one challenge encountered, which is patience. While coming-up I had no financial assistance somewhere, but it came one day due to my hard work, things I have done in the past. For me as an artiste, it is just patience for my time to come, like you know as well, a lot of top artistes we have today in Nigeria like Olamide started from nowhere, but you can see what he is today. Sometimes it is not even about money or connection, when your time come you go definitely blow; so the only challenge is just patience, for every man will definitely succeed just like our Father in Heaven, so that one is sure.”

Kiss Daniel lost his father to the cold hands of death on May 9, 2015.

Discography

Year                         Title                                                               Album
2014                  “Kiss Daniel”                                                    Non-single album
2014                     “Shoye”
“Woju”
2015                 “Woju Remix” (featuring Davido and Tiwa Savage)
“Laye”

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Awards and nominations

  • Extreme Awards (Benin Republic) Next Rated Artiste of The Year – Won
  • Maya Awards (Ibadan) Newcomer/Revelation of The Year – Won

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