Following claims made by singer Kiss Daniel that he was not allowed to travel for his father’s burial by his former label G-Worldwide, the label’s managemnet have come out to debunk the claim.
In a statement made available to Sunday Scoop, the label is now claiming the singer refused to attend the burial because he claimed his family was selfish.
“Immediately the news of his father’s demise filtered in, Emperor Geezy, CEO of the label, authorised that his personal car should be used to convey Kiss Daniel to Abeokuta to attend his father’s burial.
The singer only requested for two days’ leave, and N200,000 to send to his relatives, who had to bury the dad immediately because he was a Muslim. At that time, Kiss was bitterly angry that none of his family members could come up with even N10,000 to support his dad’s burial.
The company was willing to give him more money but he said he needed only N200,000. The label CEO’s brother and one other person from the company even accompanied him on the trip back home. Interestingly, on arriving at a hotel in Abeokuta, which had been fully paid for by the label, Kiss refused to attend his own father’s burial on the grounds that he believed that his family was fetish. He said that his father’s death was not ordinary, considering the way he suddenly fell ill and died, after going through a lot of pain.
He was scared and said he did not want to be exposed to any dangers. On the night of his arrival in Abeokuta, his younger brother was on his way to visit him when he got involved in a car accident. The label took care of his brother’s medical bills, and paid up to N300,000,” the statement read.
On claims the label barred Kiss from supporting other artistes,the label made it clear that Kiss, on his own, decided not to attend some events, even though his management had approved them.
The label wrote,
“In response to the claim that Kiss Daniel was barred from supporting other artistes, especially those who supported him and the label at the New Era album launch, we would like to put it on record that at no time did the label bar him from performing at events where friends in the industry had asked for his support.
Kiss Daniel however made it a habit to turn up at events late or not at all, always blaming the label for his truancy. Clear examples include his failing to appear at Reekado Banks’ album listening party and 2face’s Buckwyld ‘n’ Breathless concert. He did this even when 2Baba had provided two separate accommodations for him and his manager at Eko Hotels. He stood up 2face and his manager from 6pm till 1am the next day, claiming that he was on his way, but he never showed up. He repeated the same behaviour at the Chronicles of Ushebebe show, Soundcity’s 2016 MVP Awards, and many others.”
Meanwhile, when Sunday Scoop, reached out to Kiss Daniel, his handlers declined to comment, saying that they would make some revelations ‘when the time is right.’