Nesesari, Jombo, Poko, Madu - these are just a few of the songs that the popular Nigerian entertainer Kizz Daniel has released over the years. The 27-year-old crooner is best known for his alluring voice, amazing lyrics, and the undeniably magnificent beats characteristic of all his songs. Apart from singing and songwriting, Kizz is also the founder of a record label, Flyboy Inc. If you thought you knew all about Kizz Daniel, buckle up because you are about to learn some fascinating details about this man's life.
Kizz Daniel (formerly known as Kiss Daniel) is one of the biggest Nigerian entertainers. Even though his debut in the music industry happened just a few years ago, the musician has worked tirelessly to prove that, indeed, he did not come to play. Find out more about his family, early life, career, and name change below.
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- Full name: Anidugbe Daniel Oluwatobiloba
- Date of birth: May 1, 1994
- Birthplace: Abeokuta, Ogun State, Nigeria
- Age: 27 years old (as of 2021)
- Sun sign: Taurus
Kizz Daniel family
Kizz Daniel, whose real name is Anidugbe Daniel Oluwatobiloba, was born on May 1, 1994, in Abeokuta, Ogun State, to the family of Kola Anidugbe, a famous artist and lecturer in Ogun State.
The musician's father, Kola, supported Kizz's dream of becoming a singer, but he also encouraged him to complete his education as well. In an interview with Factory 78 TV, Kizz talked about his father, saying:
"He's a great man; he always wanted to support you... [He would say], 'just pursue your dream. I won't force you to do anything but just take education seriously',"
Kola supported his son's dream so much that when the time came for Kizz to record his very first song, Kola gave him 100,000 Naira. Sadly, Kizz Daniel's father passed away in May 2015.
Kizz has three brothers and one sister.
For his schooling, Kizz attended Abeokuta Grammar School. He then proceeded to the Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta (FUNAAB), where he studied Water Resources Management and Agrometeorology (Water Engineering). He graduated from FUNAAB in 2013 and then started his music career fully.
Kiss Daniel music career
According to the artist, his music career has not always been a smooth one. He once revealed:
"My music journey has not been a smooth one, it has always been this up and down. It started when I was really young, around 7, 8 or 9. I started scribbling down lyrics and then my dad noticed that I do that a lot… From 13, 14, I could actually sing,"
He began seriously pursuing music as a career in 2013 after he graduated from the university. It was around this time that he met Emperor Geezy, the G-Worldwide Entertainment CEO. Emperor Geezy was impressed by Kizz Daniel's talent, and he then signed him under his label.
Kizz released his debut single, Shoye, on May 1, 2014, under the G-Worldwide Entertainment label. Shoye was produced by Beatburx and directed by MEX.
The artist followed up Shoye with Woju on September 1, 2014. Woju was an immediate banger, as it spent six weeks at the top of the MTV Base Official Naija Top Ten list.
Woju earned the singer national prominence, and the song also spawned a remix that featured Tiwa Savage and Davido.
Kizz then released his debut album, New Era, in 2016.
Kiss Daniel albums
The singer has released three albums so far. He released his debut album, New Era, on May 14, 2016, under the G-Worldwide label. This Kizz Daniel album contains Woju, Laye, Good Time, Mama, and 16 other songs.
The album was produced by Young John, Jay Sleek, Kimzbetz, Masterkraft, and DJ Coublon. The Hip Hop/Afro Pop album debuted at number 8 on the US Billboard World Album Chart in June 2016.
Kizz released his sophomore album, No Bad Songz, on November 30, 2018, under his label, Flyboy Inc. The album, which focuses on his humble beginnings and journey to stardom, featured Davido, Diplo, Sarkodie, Wretch 32, Philkeyz, and Diamond Platnumz.
His latest album, King of Love, was released in 2020. The album contains 17 songs, among them Fvck You, Pak' n' Go, and Boys Are Bad.
Kizz Daniel songs
Here are some of the most famous Kiss Daniel songs:
- One Ticket
- No Do
- Good Time
- Upon Me
- For You
- Fvck You
- Elo Baby
- Time No Dey
- Somebody Dey
What about Kiss Daniel new songs?
Some of Kiss Daniel latest songs are the songs in his King Of Love album, which he released in 2020. The album's tracklist includes:
- Boys Are Bad
- We Wan Comot
- Pak' n' Go
- Need Somebody
- Tempted To Steal
- Fvck You
- One Day
- Find A Bae
Kizz Daniel latest song is Flex, a single. The Afro-pop hit was released on February 26, 2021, under the Flyboy Inc label.
Fly Boy Inc.
Kizz Daniel founded his record label, Flyboy Inc, in November 2017, after he departed from G-Worldwide Entertainment.
Kizz Daniel awards
Some of the awards he was won include:
- Best New Act of the Year, Nigeria Entertainment Awards (2015)
- Next Rated, Africa Youth Choice Awards (2015)
- Best New Act, Peace Achievers Awards (2015)
- Best African Act Video "Woju Remix," MTN4SYTE TV Music Video Awards (2015)
- Best Song in Melody, Coson Music Awards (2015)
- Most Promising Act in Africa, Afrima Awards (2015)
- Next Rated Artiste of The Year, Extreme Awards
- Best R&B Pop Album, The Headies Award (2016)
- Hip Hop World Revelation of the Year, The Headies (2016)
- Album of the Year, 'New Era,' The Headies Award (2016)
- Hottest Single of the Year, Nigeria Entertainment Award (2016)
- Afropop Artist of the Year, Nigeria Entertainment Award (2016)
- Music Artist of the Year (Male), City People Music Award (2016)
- Newcomer/Revelation of The Year, Maya Awards
Origin of the name 'Kiss Daniel' and name change
The artist revealed that it was actually a girl who gave him his stage name, Kiss Daniel. The girl kept calling him 'Kiss,' and the name stuck.
He later changed his name to Kizz Daniel in May 2018, after leaving G-Worldwide Entertainment. Some reports indicate that the label legally owned the name 'Kiss Daniel'. Therefore, to avoid a copyright lawsuit, the singer had to change his name.
Other sources claim that he changed his name purely for rebranding purposes.
What is Kizz Daniel net worth?
According to NAIJAlebrity, Kizz Daniel's net worth is guesstimated to be between $1 million and $2.1 million.
Kizz Daniel is a popular Nigerian entertainer, but his fame indeed goes beyond the borders of Nigeria. He is an international music icon, and definitely one to watch out for.
You will be surprised to find out that the celebrity is only 25 years old, but he has made significant achievements in his career. The musician released his sophomore album, Apollo, on August 20, 2020, under the YBNL Nation record label. The 17-track album comes after the success of his debut album Laughter, Tears & Goosebumps, which was released on November 29, 2019.