Kizz Daniel and EMPIRE Release New Single “Cough (Odo)”
Nigerian singer-songwriter Kizz Daniel has teamed up with American record label EMPIRE to deliver a new afrobeat single titled “Cough (Odo)”. The song is part of the EMPIRE Presents: Where We Come From, Vol. 01 album, which features various artists from Africa and the diaspora.
“Cough (Odo)” is a catchy and upbeat track that showcases Kizz Daniel’s vocal prowess and versatility. The song is about expressing his love for a woman who he wants to take away to a place she loves. He also warns her not to mess with his feelings or find his trouble. The song is produced by Blaise Beats and Philkeyz, who create a groovy and infectious beat that blends well with Kizz Daniel’s smooth and melodic voice.
The official video for “Cough (Odo)” was released on YouTube on October 13, 2022, and has already amassed over 50 million views. The video, directed by TG Omori, features Kizz Daniel and EMPIRE performing the song in various colorful and vibrant settings, such as a beach, a club, and a rooftop. The video also showcases some impressive dance moves and choreography by the artists and their dancers.
“Cough (Odo)” is one of the many hits that Kizz Daniel has released in his career. The 27-year-old artist, who rose to fame with his debut single “Woju” in 2014, has since released four studio albums and numerous singles that have topped the charts and earned him several awards and nominations. Some of his popular songs include “Mama”, “One Ticket”, “Madu”, “Pak N Go”, “Jaho”, “Lie”, and “Buga”.
Kizz Daniel is also known for collaborating with other prominent artists in the Nigerian and African music scene, such as Davido, Wizkid, Tiwa Savage, Olamide, Tekno, Nasty C, Diamond Platnumz, Sarkodie, and more. He is also the founder of his own record label, Flyboy Inc., which he established in 2017 after leaving his former label G-Worldwide Entertainment.
EMPIRE is an American distribution company and record label founded in 2010 by Ghazi Shami. The company specializes in hip hop, R&B, Latin, and reggae music genres. EMPIRE has distributed and signed many notable artists, such as Kendrick Lamar, Snoop Dogg, Tyga, Iggy Azalea, XXXTentacion, Young Dolph, T.I., Fat Joe, Remy Ma, Anderson .Paak, Busta Rhymes, Rotimi, Lloyd Banks, and more. EMPIRE has also expanded its reach to the African market by partnering with artists such as Kizz Daniel, Olamide, Fireboy DML, Rema, Niniola, Wande Coal, and more.
You can listen to the full audio of “Cough (Odo)” by Kizz Daniel and EMPIRE on various streaming platforms or watch the official video on YouTube. You can also check out the lyrics of the song on Genius.
“Cough (Odo)” is not the first collaboration between Kizz Daniel and EMPIRE. The two parties have previously worked together on the song “Buga”, which also features Nigerian singer and producer Tekno. “Buga” was released in February 2022 and was well received by fans and critics alike. The song is a dancehall-inspired tune that talks about having fun and enjoying life. The video for “Buga” was also directed by TG Omori and has over 131 million views on YouTube.
Kizz Daniel and EMPIRE are part of the growing wave of African artists who are making their mark on the global music scene. With their unique and diverse sounds, styles, and cultures, they are attracting millions of listeners and fans from different parts of the world. They are also breaking barriers and stereotypes that have often limited the perception and appreciation of African music. By collaborating with each other and with other international artists, they are creating a bridge between Africa and the rest of the world.
“Cough (Odo)” is a testament to the talent and potential of Kizz Daniel and EMPIRE as artists and as representatives of African music. The song is a celebration of love, life, and music that transcends boundaries and genres. It is a song that will make you want to dance, sing along, and feel good. It is a song that you should definitely add to your playlist.