Kizz Daniel's biography: latest songs, family news, net worth

Kizz Daniel's biography: latest songs, family news, net worth

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 29-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's bio
Images of singer Kizz Daniel. Photo: @Kizz Daniel (modified by author)
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Kizz Daniel (formerly known as Kiss Daniel) is one of the biggest Nigerian entertainers. His debut in the music industry happened less than two decades ago. The musician has worked tirelessly to prove that he did not come to play. Aside from singing and songwriting, Kizz is the founder and CEO of Flyboy Inc. The record label has signed Demmie Vee, Philkeyz, and Pryme.

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Profile summary

Full nameDaniel Anidugbe Oluwatobiloba
GenderMale
Stage nameKizz Daniel
Ex-stage nameKiss Daniel
NicknameVado
Date of birthMay 1, 1994
Zodiac signTaurus
Age29 years (as of 2023)
Birthplace Abeokuta, Ogun State, Nigeria
Residence Ikate, Lekki, Lagos State, Nigeria
High schoolAbeokuta Grammar School
UniversityFederal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta (FUNAAB)
QualificationDegree in Water Engineering
CareerSinger, songwriter, and music producer
Years active2014 to present
NationalityNigerian
EthnicityAfrican
TribeYoruba
FatherKola Anidugbe
Brothers3
Sisters1
SexualityStraight
Marital statusSingle
Sons3
Baby mamas2
Net worth$16 million (Approx.)
Facebook@iamkizzdaniel
Instagram@kizzdaniel
YouTube@KissDanielVEVO

Who is Kiss Daniel?

Kizz Daniel's real name is Daniel Anidugbe Oluwatobiloba. Fans also know him by his old stage name, Kiss Daniel.

The artist revealed he got the name from a girl who kept calling him 'Kiss.' He assumed the stage name Kizz Daniel in May 2018 after leaving G-Worldwide Entertainment.

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How old is Kizz Daniel?

Kizz Daniel's age is 29 years as of 2023. The singer was born on May 1, 1994.

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Portraits of singer Kizz Daniel. Photo: @Kizz Daniel (modified by author)
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Where is Kizz Daniel from?

He is a Nigerian citizen by birth. Daniel was born in Abeokuta, Ogun State, Nigeria.

Who is the father of Kizz Daniel?

Kizz Daniel's father, Kola Anidugbe, passed away in May 2015. He was a lecturer in Ogun State and a veteran musician at the time of his death.

Mr. Kola Anidugbe supported his son's music career and encouraged him to complete his education. He gave Daniel N100,000 to record his first songs.

How many siblings does Kizz have?

Kizz has three brothers and one sister. The singer is tight-lipped about the names of his siblings and mother.

Which university did Kizz attend?

Kizz attended Abeokuta Grammar School and the Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta (FUNAAB). He graduated from FUNAAB in 2013 with a Bachelor's in Water Resources Management and Agrometeorology (Water Engineering).

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Singer Oluwatobiloba wearing eyeglasses. Photo: @Kizz Daniel (modified by author)
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Career history of Kizz Daniel

He began scribbling down lyrics at around age 7. His father noticed his talent and helped him develop it. Kizz Daniel was an excellent singer by the time he was 13.

He began pursuing music as a career in 2013 after he graduated from the university. Kizz met Emperor Geezy, the G-Worldwide Entertainment CEO, around that time.

Emperor Geezy signed him under his label and helped him release his debut single, Shoye, on May 1, 2014. Producer Beatburx and director MEX also worked on the track.

Kizz's second song, Woju, came out on September 1, 2014, and spent six weeks at the top of the MTV Base Official Naija Top Ten list. Woju earned the singer national prominence and spawned a remix that featured Tiwa Savage and Davido.

The singer left G-Worldwide Entertainment following a publicized contract dispute and court case and founded the Fly Boy Inc. record label in November 2017.

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Kizz changed his name to avoid a copyright lawsuit from G-Worldwide. The label claimed ownership over his initial name, Kiss Daniel, and advised him to stop using it. O

Kizz's debut album, New Era, was released in 2016. Emperor Geezy and Kizz Daniel settled their disputes outside the court on April 8, 2022. They made a viral video tagged #Peace&Love.

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Kizz rocking black clothes. Photo: @Kizz Daniel (modified by author)
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Kiss Daniel's albums and EPs

So far, the Afro-pop singer has released the following studio albums and EPs:

  • Maverick (2023)
  • Barnabas (2021)
  • King of Love (2020)
  • No Bad Songz (2018)
  • New Era (2016)

Kizz Daniel's New Era album was released under Emperor Geezy's label. The album hit the 8th position on the US Billboard World Album Chart in June 2016.

Flyboy Inc. released Daniel's second album, No Bad Songz, on November 30, 2018. His humble beginnings and journey to stardom inspired the album.

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The 17-track King of Love album was released in 2020. Kizz Daniel's Lie track is among the seven hit songs from his 2021 Barnabas EP. The singer released a 20-track Maverick album in 2023.

What are Kizz Daniel's latest songs?

Almost a year after dropping Buga, the singer has dropped another viral track called Shu Peru. Over 12 million people have viewed it since it was uploaded on YouTube on May 2023.

The chart-topping single, Buga (Lo Lo Lo), was released on May 4, 2022. Its Instagram and TikTok dance challenges became so popular that prominent people like Liberia's president, George Weah, danced to it. Many love these tracks because they combine Afro-beats, Afro-pop, and contemporary R&B elements.

Kizz Daniel's songs

Davido, Diplo, Sarkodie, Wretch 32, Philkeyz, Diamond Platnumz, and other famous artists have been featured in Kizz Daniel's music. Below are lists of Kizz Daniel's songs from his four albums:

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New Era (2016) - AlbumNo Bad Songz (2018) - Album
AloneGods
DuroNo Do
JomboTere
MamaOver
GobeOyibe
WojuTime No Dey
Good TimeMaye
Give IntoMadu
KudiPoko
Nothing DeyTobi
LayeAyee
Another DayHappy
Kiss MeJa
New KingGhetto (ft. Nasty C)
Sin CityBad (ft. Wretch 32)
All GodIkwe (ft. Diplo)
Are You AlrightNesesari (ft. Philkeyz)
Napo (ft. Sugarboy)One Ticket (ft. Diamond Platnumz)
Upon Me (ft. Sugarboy)Kojo (ft. Sarkodie)
Ghetto Boys (ft. Sugarboy)Somebody Dey (ft. DJ Exclusive & Demmie Vee)

King of Love (2020) - AlbumMaverick (2023) - Album
JahoRed & Green
AdaMy G
PipaFlex
HookCough (Odo)
AiiShow You Off
YapaShu Peru
ChekBuga (Lo Lo Lo)
PadiFeran You Two
ChanaFeran Mi
Pak 'n' GoComplicated
Fvck YouE'better
One DayBlood Is Thicker
Find a BaeOne Dollar
We Wan ComotEasy To Love
Boys Are BadPour
Tempted to StealNever
Need SomebodyAnchovy
RTID (Rich Till I Die)
Side Chick
Cough

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Kizz Daniel's awards

The singer's outstanding work has received several awards and nominations. Below is a list of all Kizz Daniel's awards and honors from 2015 to 2018:

YearEvents and prizesResult
2015The Headies Awards
Next RatedNominated
2015Nigeria Entertainment Awards
Best New Act to WatchWon
2015City People Entertainment Awards
Most Promising Act of the Year (Male)Nominated
Popular Song of the YearNominated
2016MTV Africa Music Awards
Listener's ChoiceNominated
2016Nigeria Entertainment Awards
Afropop Artist of the YearWon
Hottest Single of the YearWon
2016The Headies Awards
Best R&B/Pop AlbumWon
Hip-Hop World Revelation of the YearWon
Best Pop SingleNominated
Album of the YearWon
2016City People Music Awards
Music Artist of the Year (Male)Won
Popular Song of the YearNominated
2017The Future Awards Africa
Nigeria Prize for MusicNominated
2017Nigeria Entertainment Awards
Best Album of the YearNominated
2018The Headies Awards
Song of the YearNominated
Viewer's ChoiceNominated
Best Pop SingleNominated
Best Reggae/Dancehall SingleNominated

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What is Kizz Daniel's net worth?

Sources guesstimate Kizz Daniel is worth around $16 million.

Kizz Daniel's houses

The singer bought each of his sons, Jalil and Jelani, a two-bedroom penthouse in Ikate, Lekki, Lagos State, Nigeria, in 2021. The following year, Kizz Daniel announced in September 2022 that he had acquired a new house beside the waters for his wife and children.

Kizz Daniel's cars

He often shows off luxury cars on social media. Some of those cars include the Bentley Continental GT, Mercedes-Benz S Class, and Mercedes-Benz AMG GLE 63 S Coupe.

Who is Kizz Daniel's wife?

The Nigerian singer is not married. Kizz revealed in an interview with media personality Angela Yee that he separated from his fiancée on May 26, 2023.

For almost a year, fans suspected Kizz Daniel's baby mama was a surrogate. He debunked the surrogacy rumor on Sunday, March 27, 2022, by posting the mother of his triplets, MJ, on Instagram. The singer and MJ planned to walk down the aisle, but the wedding never materialized.

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Who are Kizz Daniel's children?

Kizz Daniel's triplets, Jamal, Jalil, and Jelani, were born on May 1, 2021, but Jamal died four days after birth. The singer revealed he has a third son – with a yet-to-be-named girlfriend– during an interview with Angela Yee on May 26, 2023.

Who is Kizz Daniel's ex-girlfriend?

The singer has dated multiple women – celebrities and non-celebrities. He once posted on Instagram a video of a woman singing to his track some years back. Kizz also shared a photo of his new hairstyle in 2020 and captioned it with words implying that a woman inspired him to get the haircut. Daniel has been linked romantically to these women:

1. Chidinma Ekile (2018)

Fans believe Nigerian singer Chidinma Ekile and Kizz Daniels dated in 2018. Rumor had it that they lived together for some time before breaking up.

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2. Beverly Osu (2018)

Fans assumed Nigerian actress/model Beverly Osu was dating Kizz Daniel when she featured in his song, Mad, in 2018.

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Kizz donning an Agbada, official suit, and street fashion. Photo: @Kizz Daniel (modified by author)
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3. Adedamola Williams (2019)

Nigerian singer/model Adedamola Williams is Davido's ex-girlfriend. Gossip alleged she dated Kizz around 2019 and even had his pregnancy. Adedamola denied the pregnancy rumor.

4. Emerald Vicky (2019)

Nigerian designer/stylist Emerald Vicky deleted her Instagram account in 2019 when fans claimed she was pregnant for Kizz Daniel.

5. MJ (2020 - 2023)

The singer dated a woman named MJ between 2020 and 2023. The two had triplets on May 1, 2021, but never got married officially.

What is the latest in Kizz Daniel's news?

The singer's latest song, Shu Peru, has been trending since May 12, 2023. The song is part of his new album, Maverick (2023). The album also features Buga (Lo Lo Lo), Cough, and other hits.

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Facts about Kiss Daniel

  • He tattooed the name of his late son, Jamal, on one of his hands.
  • Kizz was arrested in Dar es Salaam on August 8, 2022, for not performing at an event prepared by the State of Vybes entertainment company.
  • He performed his hit single, Buga, at Qatar's 2022 FIFA World Cup.

Kizz Daniel is among the many Nigerian entertainers whose fame and art have gone beyond Africa. One of the reasons Kizz Daniel's music is famous worldwide is because he makes beats that are currently in fashion.

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Source: Legit.ng

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