We seem to have an unhealthy fascination with the age of young artists when they first break through. Burna Boy was given a collective side eye when he disclosed that he was born in the early 90’s and not the early 80’s that his mature look suggests. Davido posted the data page of his passport when similar murmurs about his real age got too loud and one of the insults Linda Ikeji used to pepper Wizkid with when their issues reached boiling point last month was, you guessed it, his age –
And no, darling, you’re not 25! We know your real age!
But you know what? The blogger also added that she hoped Wizkid continues to have an amazing career and indeed the singer has continued to do just that in the last few weeks. But it’s not only Wizkid, the truth is that all of the aforementioned artists have gone on to have amazing careers of their own. So at least Kiss Daniel can take solace in the fact that he is in great company.
The singer however didn’t need the company of his A-list contemporaries to deliver hits such as “Woju”, “Laye” and “Mama” and he doesn’t need their company to deliver his debut opus New Era either. In fact, on the album’s opener, he crowns himself “New King” over everyone else boasting;
No collabo, still collecting / On my own, imma show them I’m royalty.
The song is delivered with the urgency of a man who seems intent o ...