Always interested in music from an early age, Daniel Wilson initially explored the highlife music of Sir Jim Rex Lawson, the legendary highlife king who incidentally grew up and started his career in the same city of Port Harcourt as Daniel did, then he indulged heavily in reggae music style made popular by Max Romeo, Lee Scratch Perry, Eric Donaldson, Denise Brown and Bob Marley. Rummaging through his father’s collection of LPs, he found and listened to several albums of the great highlife king Rex Lawson, popular calypso music of the late 1960s by, Lord Kitchener, Harry Belafonte and especially the Mighty Sparrow before he started buying dub-plates of his own by popular reggae stars like Eric Donaldson, Max Romeo, rub & dub super stars like Michael Palmer, Tony Tuff, Sugar Minot, Peter Metro, Josie Wales, Michigan and Smiley.

He fused all of these elements in his music but developed a distinctive style of his own, preferring to write songs that engaged with serious themes.