D.I. AKA DANIEL ISELE
D.i popularly known as Daniel Isele “The Beat Master” is a Multi-Talented Artist originally from Warri, Delta state, Nigeria
He is currently base in Johannesburg South Africa. D.i is regarded as one of Africa’s most versatile and sought after musician/Artist in Afro Pop, Hip Hop, Afro, Jazz and R&B in the continent today.
The Nigerian Music Legend D.i has shared the stage with great legends like, John Benson, Jonathan Butler, Ronny Jordan, Ema, Havassana Sax , Bheki Khoza, Sinbogile Khumalo,and he has performed with over 60 Artists Worldwide in prominent International festival around the World and within Africa, Such Joy of Jazz, naijazz, Cape town International festival, bush fire festival Swaziland and many more.
D.i released his recent album 2015 called “Born to Play” It’s a synergy of Afro Pop, Hip Hop and Jazz. The Album features Artists around the World; the album has a unique west African Afro Pop rhythm on Hip Hop, R&B and jazz. The Album is exceptionally outstanding and distinct: other media house calls the Di’s Music as the future of Africa’s musical transformation and Sound.
D.i is regarded as one of the very finest African multi-talented musician, Singer, Composer, Producer, Rapper, Drummer, Vocalist, bassist and pianist in the music industry. The musical genres covered by D.i include: Afro Pop, Afro Fusion, Hip Hop and jazz.
For almost 20 years he has maintained a reputation amongst his fans and peers as one of the most versatile and sought after artist / producer/entrepreneur in the entertainment and music Industry.
D.I is a highly respected performer/Entertainer and he is considered as one the Most versatile musician in Africa and on the scene today, the legendary multi-talented Musician’s style and uniqueness is considered distinctive and his musical contribution in the Music Industry at large is incomparable.
D.i studied Business/Entrepreneurship with a distinction at the Richard Branson Centre of Entrepreneurship Johannesburg South Africa And D.i Is the founder of “D.I Productions” one of Africa;s leading entertainment Brands.
D.i is consider a Drum legend for 2 decades now and he has influenced a lot of African drummers and musicians in a positive way. Endorsed to Soul tone Cymbals international.
D.i just release his new debut single D.i- LA-LA-LAH featuring Cashson Song is soul captivating and mind blowing.
D.I. Has also performed at the following Music Festivals and other Events:
- lagos state international festival 2015
- VIP Lounge[ Michelangelos Hotel] 2015
- sway [sandton] 2015
- JOY OF JAZZ FESTIVAL-2008
- NAIJAZZ INTERNATIONAL JAZZ FESTIVAL, nIGERIA (DEC 2013).
- BAYELSA INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL , NiGERIA [DEC 2013].
- CAPE TOWN INTERNATIONAL JAZZ FESTIVAL
- JAM SESSIONS WITH, GEORGE BENSON (USA), CHRIS BOTTI (USA), JONATHAN BUTTLER (USA), RONNY JORDAN (USA). at the capetown jazz
- DRUM CAFÉ "DRUM STRUCK". FIFA WORLD CUP. 2010
- BUSH FIRE INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL (SWAZILAND 2008)
- JOY OF JAZZ INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL (JOHANNESBURG 2011]
- KENYA GROOVE AWARD FESTIVAL [KICC 2011]
- UGANDA MUSIC FESTIVAL 2012
- MAPUNGUBWE INTERNATIONAL JAZZ FESTIVAL 2011
- NAMIBIA MUSIC FESTIVAL 2013
- ARTS ALIVE Music FESTIVAL 2010
Gospel Awards and DVD’s:
- LUFONODAGADA "LIVE GOSPEL DVD 2010
- UCHE JOYOUS CELEBRATION BEST AFRICAN AWARD WINNING GOSPEL ARTIST LIVE DVD 2010 -LYRIC THEATRE “2010”
D.I has performed both locally and internationally with the likes of Ema (USA), Michael Wimberley (USA), Havana (CUBAN), Pops Mohamed (S.A), RJ Benjamin, Denim (S.A), Asa-vocalist (France), Earl Klugh (USA), Hugh Masekela (SA), Femi Kuti, Sinbongile Khumalo (SA), Pops Mohamed (SA), R.J Benjamin and Malik, Kunle Ayo, Denim Band (SA)Proverb, Olufemi ,Thabo and Nhlanhla, ThsepoNgoma, Swazi Dhlamini, Sibongile Ngoma, Sharon Dee, Blondi Makheni, Zonke, Nuthing Alike,Thandiswa Mazwai , The Real Signature, Bheki Khoza, Stix Hojeng, Worhsip Warriors, Zulu boy, Sibongile Gwacela, Uju Band, Lufono Dagada , Zubs, Nstikimazwai, Reflections, Tokyo Groove, Lulu, Take 2 Jazz Band, Hlulani, Ternielle Nelson, Nthombi Ncobo (live in New Zealand), Proverb, Havana Latin Band, Dumza, Dapo, Dina Key (Germany), Ayodel, vatious Jazz Bands , Harrison Crump [Chicago] etc.
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