What Afro Pop Star Said About Losing At 2015 Headies Awards

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Rising Afro Pop star Kiss Daniel has reacted to the 2015 Headies awards which saw him lose to Reekado Banks in the next rated act category.

File photo of Afro Pop star Kiss Daniel.

File photo of Afro Pop star Kiss Daniel.

It was a night of drama and excitement from the venue of the show to social media as fans responded to what they felt was an unfair awards show for the category of the next rated act.


But Kiss Daniel has responded to the entire incident with an open letter. He appears unfazed by everything as he wrote thanking God and his fans for everything.

He promised not to let his fans down for all their love, support and inspiration.

Read his post below:

“When I opened my social media accounts this morning, it was humbling for me to see that so many people believe that I deserve recognition for the work I was able to do last year by the grace of God. But like Thomas a Kempis famously wrote; “Man proposes, but God disposes”.  To see that fans across different social audiences appreciate the efforts I put into making my music is one I will never look down upon, no award beats that, and I hope to be able to repay this confidence in good time.

“My fans have been the most amazing source of inspiration for me, and I promise never to let you down. From the days when I was nobody in this industry, to song after song that you have helped become hits, I say God bless you for all the support. To be honest, it was quite heartbreaking to find out that I did not get the particular recognition I so much craved, but I am excited that it only means I need to work harder, and that 2016 will be a bigger year for me.

“In 2015, some of the awards I won with your support include; ‘Best New Act’ at the Nigerian Entertainment Awards (NEA), Next Rated Artiste of The Year at the Extreme Awards in Benin Republic, AFRIMA Awards Most Promising Act in Africa. I also found out I was one of the top 5 Google Top Trending Nigerian Musicians. For an artiste with less than 10 songs to my name, I think this is enough for me to congratulate myself upon.

“This year 2016 is going to be bigger and better; my debut album drops this year, and with the work put into it by myself, my team, and that of the artistes magnanimous enough to feature on it, I am positive that this will be the year. I also want to use this opportunity to tell the fans to look out for the forthcoming single of my label mate and brother ‘Sugarboy’ dropping in few days from now, as we at G-Worldwide Entertainment will continue to bring you good music.

“I thank you all; my fans for always supporting me, the media platforms who continue to keep me in the public’s mind, the industry seniors who have made it their job to guide and mentor, and the members of my team who work behind the scenes to make sure I keep my head level and continue to make great music. Special shoot-out to my label boss ‘Emperor Geezy’ who continues to bring the best out of me.

“I wish you all a happy New Year, and hope you have a good time in 2016. ANIDUGBE OLUWATOBILOBA DANIEL (KISS DANIEL)”

The 2015 Headies was the 10th edition of the awards ceremony and it took place at the Landmark Event Centre, Victoria Island, Lagos.

It was initially scheduled to hold on December 30th, 2015 but due to logistics it was moved to January 1, 2016.

Mavins act Reekado Banks won for the coveted next rated category beating Lil Kesh, Kiss Daniel, Korede Bello and Cynthia Morgan.

This clearly didn’t sit well with some fans and music critics alike.


Following this, there was a frenzy during which Olamide went on stage to rant with Don Jazzy also responding, all during the awards show.

Both acts that have been described as uncivil to say the least.

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