Kiss Daniel is a Nigerian singer, songwriter, recording artiste, performer and entertainer, born Anidugbe Oluwatobiloba Daniel and best known using the stage name. His songs: Woju and Laye brought him to fame. His feature on DJ Shabsy’s Raba was one of his key collaborations. Kiss Daniel’s hit song Good Time lead Nigerian breakout international supertar Wizkid to record a cover of the same.
Even though Kiss Daniel hasn’t been in the music industry for long, it is safe to say that he is a prince among new generation African artistes. In 2015, Kiss Daniel released a new album “New Era”. Soon after the release, the album spent over 24 hours on the US album billboard chart and 48 hours on the UK iTunes chart.
In 2013, Kiss Daniel got signed into G—Worldwide Entertainment label soon after starting his career in music. Among his first singles, the music video of Woju spent eleven weeks on MTV Base Official Naija Top 10 countdown. A cover of the song performed by respected Nigerian music veteran 2Baba was posted online. This went on to cement Kiss Daniel’s star power, validating his talent in music too.
Kiss Daniel showed interest in music from an early age and received support from his father. So think about it – what would Kiss Daniel do if he did not become a musician? He holds a degree in Water Resources Management and Agrometeorology (Water Engineering) from the Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta.
Anidugbe Oluwatobiloba Daniel Biography and Profile
Anidugbe Oluwatobiloba Daniel, known as Kiss Daniel, is a Nigerian recording artist, performer and entertainer best known for his chart-topping single “Woju”. Formally signed to G-Worldwide Entertainment in 2013, he left the company in November 2017 to create his own record label, FlyBoy Inc.
Kiss Daniel was born 1 May 1994 as Oluwatobiloba Daniel Anidugbe in Ogun State, Nigeria. He hails from Abeokuta North, a local government area in Ogun State. He graduated from the Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta (FUNAAB), in 2013, with a degree in Water Resources Management and Agrometeorology (Water Engineering). While at FUNAAB, he decided to pursue music as a career alongside his studies.
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, when he came across 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 was directed by Adasa Cookey, 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. 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, 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. In September 2015, Daniel won two awards within the space of three weeks.
Awards & Nominations
Extreme Awards (Benin Republic) Next Rated Artiste of The Year – Won Maya Awards (Ibadan) Newcomer/Revelation of The Year – Won Nigeria Entertainment Awards (USA) / Best New Act of the Year (2015) – Won Nigeria Entertainment Awards / Hottest Single of the Year “Woju” (2015) – Nominated City People Entertainment Awards / Most Popular Song “Woju” (2015) – Nominated Afrimma Awards (USA)/ Best Newcomer the Year (2015) – Nominated Coson Music Awards / Best Song in Melody (2015) – Won Coson Music Awards / Hottest Song on the Street (2015) – Nominated Africa Youth Choice Awards / Next Rated (2015) – Won Peace Achievers Awards / Best New Act (2015) – Won Afrima Awards (Nigeria)/ New Revelation in Africa (2015) – Nominated Afrima Awards Most Promising Act in Africa (2015) – Won MTN4SYTE TV Music Video Awards (Ghana) /Best African Act Video “Woju Remix” (2015)-Won Headies Awards / Next Rated” (2015) – Nominated (Upcoming) Headies Awards / Song of the Year “Woju” (2015) – Nominated (Upcoming) Headies Awards / Pop Single of the year “Woju” (2015) – Nominated (Upcoming) Nigerian Music Video Awards /Best Highlife Video “Laye” (2015) – Nominated (Upcoming) Nigerian Music Video Awards /Best Video By A New Artiste “Laye” (2015) – Nominated (Upcoming)
Anidugbe Oluwatobiloba Daniel Biography (Kiss Daniel)