Who is Kizz Daniel?
Oluwatobiloba Daniel Anidugbe better known by his stage name, Kizz Daniel is a Nigerian singer, songwriter, stage performer, and recording artist. He was on May 1 1994 in Abeokuta, Ogun State. Kizz Daniel has an amazing talent but his talent was unknown until the release of his 2014 breakthrough song “Woju”. He formerly went by the stage name Kiss Daniel before changing it to Kizz Daniel in May 2018
Overview of Kizz Daniel’s Profile
- Full name; Oluwatobiloba Daniel Anidugbe
- Stage name; Kizz Daniel (formerly Kiss Daniel)
- Nickname; Vado
- Profession; singer, songwriter, performer
- Genre: Afrobeats, R&B, Pop
- Born; on 1 May 1994 (28 years)
- Marital status; Not married
- Height: N/A
- Record label; Fly Boy Inc.
- Years active; 2013 till date
Kizz Daniel’s Biography
Kizz Daniel was born in Abeokuta, Ogun state. He had his primary school in Abeokuta and also attended Abeokuta Grammar School, Abeokuta. He was raised in Abeokuta alongside his four siblings, 3 younger brothers, and a sister. After secondary school, Kizz Daniel further his studies at the Federal University of Agriculture in Abeokuta where he acquired a degree in Water Engineering in 2013. In May 2015, Kizz Daniel lost his dad Kola Anidugbe after battling typhoid fever and died within a short period. Several headlines were circulated as the singer refused to attend his father’s funeral. Kizz Daniel’s camp alleged that his erstwhile record label “G-Worldwide Entertainment” prevented him from attending his father’s funeral. On the contrary, the record label debunked the claim, saying Kizz Daniel refused to attend his father’s burial because he felt his family was fetish on the account of how minor sickness attacked and took his father’s life within a short time.
Kizz Daniel’s Music Career
Kizz Daniel started his music career at the university. He started professionally in 2013 after he graduated from the University. He came across Festus Ehimare (Emperor Geezy) the CEO of G-Worldwide Entertainment record label who signed him to his record label. In 2014, Kizz Daniel released his first single under the label “Shoye” (a Yoruba word for “You Understand”). On July 12, 2014, the visual was released and was directed by Mex film. In September 2014, he released his breakthrough song “Woju” the song was produced by DJ Coublon, it gained positive reviews from music critics and also earned the singer massive airplay. The music video was released weeks after and it peaked at number one on MTV Base Official Naija Top 10 music video chart for 6 weeks. In 2015, Kizz Daniel released his third single “Laye” to celebrate his birthday. The visual for Laye was released two weeks later and was directed by Aje Films.
On May 14, 2016, Kizz Daniel released his first studio album “New Era”. After splitting from his former record label ” G-WorldWide” he released his second studio album called “No Bad Song”, the album was first under his label imprint “Flyboy INC”. The album was released on 30th December 2018, it featured 20 tracks with guest appearances from Davido, Nasty C, Philkeyz, DJ Xclusive, Wretch 32, Diplo, Sarkodie, Demmie Vee, and Diamond Platinumz. The album was another success for Kizz Daniel, it capped at 55 on US iTunes Chart and number one on World Album Chart barely 24 hours after its release. In June 2020, he released his third studio album” King Of Love”. The album had no guest appearance and it was released under his record label, Flyboy INC for local dissemination and Empire for international distributions.
On November 19, 2021, Kizz Daniel unleashed another extended play (EP) “Barnabas” which houses seven (7) tracks with guest appearances from Kelvyn Colt and popular Highlife band, The Cavemen. Furthermore, the project work was produced by Young John, Philkeys, DJ Coublon, Reward Beatz, Blaisebeatz, and Roc Legion.
On 4 May 2022, Kizz Daniel unleashed another engrossing tune titled “Buga” with a vocal assist from Nigerian skilled singer, Tekno. The song became a national anthem and capped many musical platforms. The song was produced by Reward Beatz and the visual was directed TG Omori.
How Old is Kizz Daniel?
Kizz Daniel was born on 1 May 1994 and is currently 28 years as of the time of making this post in 2022.
Contract Dispute With G-Worldwide
While the contract deal was going smoothly, fire was brewing up behind closed doors. Issues started after Kizz Daniel decided to exit the label and move on. This led to several accusations between the Afropop singer and his former record label. News headlines went viral G-Worldwide was accused of paying Kizz Daniel N30,000 as a monthly salary while the label, on the other hand, said it has paid over N120 million to the singer since he was signed. Daniel was sued in court by G-Worldwide Entertainment for exiting the label without fulfilling the terms of the contract. However, the L&A Legal Consultant of Kizz Daniel claimed that he terminated the contract which is permitted to do under the terms of the deal.
It was further revealed that the label barred Kizz Daniel from collaborating with artists outside G-Worldwide Entertainment. Even got blocked by the popular comedian, Basketmouth on Instagram because Kizz Daniel was supposed to do a show for him but the label restricted him from doing so. After the case and several accusations, Kizz Daniel was found not guilty of the crimes he was accused of.
Kizz Daniel Record Label
After departing G-Worldwide, Kizz Daniel went to create his record label imprint “Fly Boy INC” and currently has Demmie Vee and Philkeyz as signed acts.
Kizz Daniel Cars and House
Kizz Daniel is one of the Nigerian artists who fancy luxury cars. His cars include Bentley Continental GT, Mercedes-Benz S65 AMG, and Mercedes-Benz AMG GLE S63 coupe.
Kizz Daniel also has acquired a multi-million house in Lagos. According to Buzz Nigeria, he owns two houses in Lagos which are worth millions of Naira.
Kizz Daniel’s Net Worth
As a young artist, Kizz Daniel has won countless awards and also bagged different endorsement deals. Kizz Daniel is currently one of the richest and most influential artists in the industry with an estimated net worth of $2 million.
In an interview with Punch, Kizz Daniel unveiled he gets paid millions every weekend to perform at events, he further disclosed he performs four times or more every month.
Kizz Daniel Awards
- Best New Act To Watch; by Nigeria Entertainment Awards in 2015
- Afro-pop of the Year; by Nigeria Entertainment Awards in 2016
- Hottest Single of the Year; by Nigeria Entertainment Awards in 2016
- Music Artist Of the Year (Male); by City People Music Awards in 2016
- Best R&B/ Pop Album; by The Headies in 2016
- Hip Hop World Revelation of the Year; by The Headies in 2016.
- Album of the Year; by The Headies in 2016.
Kizz Daniel Songs and Albums
- No Do
- Good Life
- One Ticket
- Eh God (Barnabas)
- Pour Me Water
- Buga and lots more.
- New Era
- No Bad Song
- King Of Love
Kizz Daniel’s Personal Life
His former stage name “Kiss Daniel” was given to him by a girl. Kizz Daniel revealed that his biggest fight as an upcoming artist was financial hardship. He also pointed out 2Baba and 9ice as his sound influences.
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