“Kiss Daniel Was Placed On A Monthly Salary Of N30,000” – Kiss Daniel’s Friend
Nigerian singer, Kiss Daniel as-we-type is in a legal fight with his record label, G-Worldwide and they are currently digging it out in court.
LIB in a report gathered that contrary to the denials by G-Worldwide in the press, the singer was actually placed on a monthly salary of N30,000 through out the progress of his hit single, ‘Woju’.
A top source who spoke with LIB on the ground of anonymity said;
“From the beginning of his contract (a 7 years and 5 album contract) he wasn’t placed on any percentage rather Kiss Daniel was placed on a monthly salary of 30,000 (thirty thousand naira) up until ‘Woju’ remix was released then it was later increased to 50,000 (fifty thousand naira) before he insisted on a review of his contract in 2015 and by the second quarter of 2015 he began to receive 40% of his performance fees. All the while he was collecting 30k, the boy already had a monster hit song ‘Woju’ and was raking in millions of naira”.
The source was asked when Kiss Daniel stopped receiving N50,000 as salary, the source said; ‘I really can’t place the date but I’m sure he was on that salary till after the release of ‘Laye’.
The song ‘Laye’ was released in May 2015.
The source revealed that though the Singer legally wasn’t restricted from collaborations, but his record label strongly opposed him, “the label categorically banned him from doing collaborations and made it look like he’s the one avoiding it. Or have you also seen his label mate, Sugarboy on any collaborations? The industry can testify to it, i won’t mention names but we all know. All the superstars who came to support Kiss Daniel at his album listening party, he couldn’t payback the favour when they needed him because the label prevented him from doing so. Basketmouth even had to block him on Instagram because Kiss was supposed to do a show for him but his label refused and Basketmouth got angry thinking Kiss Daniel was the one playing games with him”.
The source explained that Kiss Daniel relationship with his record label was filled with much frustration and hate “Kiss Daniel couldn’t even make it to his own father’s burial because his label threatened him”. On the day of his father’s burial, he already had a show that was booked and his label told him they don’t care about his father’s burial but he had to attend the show else he’ll get sued. At that time, Kiss Daniel was still on a monthly salary of 50,000 and two days before his father’s death, his kid brother was also involved in accident that left him unconscious for weeks. The label only gave him 200,000 to buy ‘coffin and fry puff puff’ the source said.
According to LIB, Kiss Daniel has not made a single penny from digital sales of his music and endorsement, only the 40% from shows. It was also gathered that his record label failed to give him cars or apartment. However, the singer stays in his own apartment and owns his cars.
It was also gathered that Kiss Daniel had to pay for services of the official car that he used in the beginning of his fame which was later handed over to his record label boss’ younger brother, Emperor Geezy.