The Kizz Daniel Saga: A No Case Submission

Posted on August 19, 2022

BY LAFACE 

The story making the rounds on the Kiss Daniel Tanzania saga still baffles me and sincerely I find it very difficult to believe the inuendoes surrounding it to say the least. 

As a Legendary International promoter and an astute professional it is believed that he who hears a one sided story could not have confirmed the true version of the real story and the underlying factors

I have therefore taken my time to properly analyse and review the story from both ends Kiss Daniels and our fellow Naija brother the promoter Stephen Uwa

Both partys have brands to protect with KD obviously the globally acclaimed brand

Going into to the crust of the matter as stated by KDs brother and road manager Folu and finally agreed by Uwa all the terms of the contract were adhered to on there own part

There was even an added clause that the gig can be rescheduled incase of situations beyond both party’s control

The artist KD did not book the said flight tickets on the flight that was delayed for 8 hours in kenya the promoter himself did

There was also constant communication by both party’s for possible solution all through the 8 hours delay

The cry that KD refused to perform because of his CHAIN was totally false as he finally grudgingly attested

The challenge for KDs team caused by the promoter was his inability and non adherance to the technical rider deliverables as agreed

It is very obvious that Mr Uwa is a rookie promoter from all indications

An experienced promoter basically knows that promo 101 basically states that no professional artist is obligated to perform with sub standard equipments which will affect his performance and ultimately his brand Hence the need for a technical rider that must be completely adhered to failure of which automatically puts the show in jeopardy which was what happened as he finally agreed publicly

At a point after endless pleas by Uwa KD even decided to take the risk at his own brand detriment to manage the sub-standard equipments but at this point all hell had broken loose at the venue so there was virtually nothing he could do to salvage the situation

The promoter Steve Uwa in his quest to get attention and save his business and career in East Africa I will say from experience colluded with some bad elements in the Tanzanian police and decided to make KD the fall guy by throwing him under the moving trian He thus went trending with the CHAIN theory which created attention and sympathy for him

When the chips were down Folu confronted Uwa on the major reason for the crisis Uwa had nothing to say but that an agreement has been reached by both party’s and that it was imperative to move on

There were also issues around a sum of 4000USD used to purchase flight tickets meaning KD was not fully paid 60000USD has earlier claimed by Uwa

From experience flight tickets are never part of artists fees

This resulted in issues between the booking agent PAULO and KD on one hand and Uwa and PAULO on the other hand

KD is a young and very talented brand as proven over the years he must learn from this saga that there is a very thin line between LOVE and HATE

Going forward KD and his team need to step it up by drawing up a more detailed performance contract were technical rider requirements must be completely adhered to as a precondition to any contract

The issue of agreeing to fund expenses when and if the gig is postponed is not advisable

The need for an eskrow account with two representing Lawyers becomes imperative

It is advisable to always get to a continental gig a day earlier leaving room for flight delays or better still engage the use of Private Jets were the schedule is crazily tight

In conclusion the implication of this saga is that the KD brand has taken a very bad PR knock due to no fault of theres

KD and his team have the enormous task of creating a PR campaign to ameliorate the situation as its very difficult to change people’s perception once the narative is out there

KD I must state as been a great ambassador to the Nigerian Entertainment industry and will implore him to continue propagating Nigerian music globally but be very wary of rookie promoters

My sincere regards must also go to my brother and friend Daddy Freeze for the role he played in getting the truth out there….great job bro

Long LIVE the Naija Entertainment Industry Long LIVE the KISS DANIEL Brand

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