Since its release in October, Kizz Daniel’s new single with EMPIRE titled "Cough (Odo)" has been causing quite a stir across the world and has become an international hit single, the award-winning Nigerian pop star is excited to unveil the highly anticipated music video for the single which was shot on location in Lagos and directed by bourgeoning filmmaker Director K (Wizkid, Tems, Rema), the vibrant and colourful visuals bring the track further to life, with its glorious themes of fresh love and romance.
Serving as one of the focus tracks for the new EMPIRE compilation album Where We Come From (Vol. 1), "Cough (Odo)’" sees Kizz Daniel in his afropop element as he joins forces with producers Philkeyz and Blaisebeatz (Chris Brown, Wizkid) to deliver what has become one of the biggest afrobeats songs of the year, despite only being out for two months.
Speaking about the inspiration behind the song, Kizz Daniel says, “For this song I wanted to highlight the feeling of new love. The song itself is energetic and celebratory, and it really captures what it’s like to fall for someone new.”
This compilation project is a body of work that was created during the writing camp at EMPIRE’s headquarters in San Francisco directly following their first showcase ‘The New Africa’ during SXSW, where the crowd saw performances by BNXN fka Buju, Cheque, Fireboy DML, June Freedom, L.A.X., Wande Coal, and other Afrobeat trailblazers, who are signed to EMPIRE.