Friday 10 July 2015

They called me ‘Kiss’ because of my dimples --Kiss Daniel

Rave of the moment Kiss Daniel spoke about his career and sundry issues in a recent interview with Punch NG, Kiss Dniel who graduated with a second class upper degree from Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta recalled about his past.

He says

“If I had failed to find a records label that would be willing to sign me on, after completing youth service, I would have moved on to the United Kingdom for a Masters degree and afterwards, searched for a job as initially planned.”

The singer, easily one of the youngest in Nigeria to make it to the top spot at 21, thinks that his success is divinely ordained.

“The fact that I got a records label during youth service and not when I was still in school shows there is a reason for it. It is as if everything is perfectly timed. If I had found a label when I was an undergraduate, I definitely would have dropped out of school. But I thank God that everything has happened at the right time,”
 he says.

When asked about how he coined his stage name "Kiss", he said 

It was originally a pseudonym given to him by his friends and admirers back in the university.

“They called me ‘Kiss’ because of my dimples. Back in school, a lot of people, including my fans, knew me by that name. Only a few people, except my close friends, knew that my real name is Oluwatobiloba,” he says.

About his female fans, he said 

“On one occasion in Warri, some of the female fans got so excited to see me perform live that they literally tore my shirt to shreds. I get kissed on stage a lot. Most of the time, when I go to shows, I already know I am going to kiss a girl or more. There was this show I attended in Ibadan. A girl came up to dance with me. While we were dancing, she kissed me and I got carried away for a few moments,”