Daniel Anidupe, popularly known as Kiss Daniel, is the young star behind the hit single, ‘Woju.’ In a brief sit down with Happenings Magazine, he talks about his foray into music, the story behind the song and his initial expectations for it:
Why did you decide to do music?
I graduated from the Federal University of Agriculture, I studied Water Engineering but I chose music because I love music I never want to sit behind a desk in a suit and tie. Music is my passion and has always been a part of me.
How did music start for you professionally?
Music started for me professionally in 2013 when I signed to my record label Gworld wide but my project started in 2014 although I have been doing music way back like in high school and in the university but professionally started 2014.
Were you parents in support of your career?
Yes all the way they gave their full support and are still giving a lot of support. I started writing at the age of 11, I remember my dad will buy books for school and I will use them to write songs. He scolded me alot but when he realised I have a passion for music, he has been supporting me till date.
How did you get your stage name?
Back when I was in school if you have a dimple, the girls call you kiss and if you have two they call you kisses. I have one on my left cheek so they called me kiss and I added my name Daniel and that’s how I got it.
Is there any story behind the ‘Woju’ song?
The inspiration for ‘Woju’ was gotten from the good evergreen songs I listen to. I listen to the likes of Tuface, 9ice, Wande Coal.
Did you ever think ‘Woju’ was going to be this big?
I am not a fan of my work. I did the song and the outcome was unbelievable.
Hint on any forthcoming collaboration?
I would love to collaborate with a lot of artistes although on Woju Remix I have Davido and Tiwa Savage planning to work with both of them separately. I would love to work with Olamide and everybody.
What challenges have you faced so far?
None. I graduated 2013 and then went into music 2014. In school I didn’t do music I was just doing investigation. I was with Edge Record, 2010 with Jahbless and Reminisce and they taught me how to do commercial music. So when I graduated I went into music because you know education is paramount. When I was in school I stuck to school and after school I started music
When should we expect your album?
When the demand is highest. When my fans want me to drop my album