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Anidugbe Oluwatobiloba Daniel (born 1 May 1994), known as Kiss Daniel, is a Nigerian singer-songwriter, recording artist, performer and entertainer best known for his chart-topping single “Woju”. He is currently signed to G-Worldwide Entertainment.

Early Life:

Kiss Daniel 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.

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 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, directed 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.

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.

Musical Influence:

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

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)
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