New reports have just shed more light on Kiss Daniel’s tumultuous relations with his former record label, G-Worldwide, and this comes days after they dragged him to court for breaching the terms of their 7-year, 5-album contract.
According to LIB, a close source to both parties alleged that the label placed the young singer on a measly N30,000 per month salary following the success of his single, Woju, and barred him from collaborating with other artistes. And as though that was not enough, they allegedly stifled him, prohibited him from attending his father’s burial, and many other alleged atrocities meted out on him.
On the salary allegations, the source 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’.
..I’m sure he was on that salary till after the release of Laye.”
On claims that the label banned Kiss Daniel from collaborating with other artistes, the source said:
“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.”
On allegations that they barred him from attending his father’s burial, the source said:
“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.”
LIB added the result of their private investigation, saying:
“Till date, we gather that Kiss Daniel has made no income from any digital sales of his music, no income from his endorsement apart from the 40% he makes from shows. The label didn’t also provide him with an apartment or cars. Though he stays in his own house and own a couple of choice rides, we gather that he’s had to pay for the official car that was used to move him around in the early days of the career which has since been given to the younger brother of his record label boss, Emperor Geezy.”
Neither Kiss Daniel nor G-Worldwide had reacted to the report as at press time.