SOBRIQUET: Kizz Daniel, Kizz Daniel, Vado.
DATE OF BIRTH: May 1, 1994.
STATE OF ORIGIN: Ogun State, Nigeria.
PLACE OF BIRTH: Abeokuta, Ogun State, Nigeria.
PARENTS: Kola Anidugbe.
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OCCUPATION: Singer-songwriter, Lyricist.
GENRE: Hip hop; Afro Pop; Afrobeats; Afro Trap; Reggae; Dancehall; R&B; Fuji; Street Hop; Nigerian Hip Hop.
LANGUAGES: Yoruba, Pidgin, English.
LABEL: FLYBOY I.N.C (CEO).
NET WORTH: $12 million (as of 2021)
SOURCE OF INCOME: Music, Brand deals, business.
YEAR ACTIVE: 2013 – till date.
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— College: Federal University of Agriculture Abeokuta.
— COURSE STUDIED IN COLLEGE: Water Resources Management and Agrometeorology (Water Engineering).
NET WORTH: As at November, 2021, Kizz Daniel’s net worth is estimated to be $12million .
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Multi-award-winning Nigerian Afrobeats, Pop and R&B singer/songwriter, Oluwatobiloba Daniel Anidugbe, professionally known as Kizz Daniel is the epitome of an all-round entertainer with a magnetic tone, captivating lyrics, an alluring screen presence, and undeniably engaging beats; the irrefutable characteristic of all his songs.
Kizz Daniel, the founder of Fly Boy Inc. record label – which launched operations in 2017– hails from Ogun state, where he completed the trilogy of his education, eventually graduating with a degree in Water Resources Management and Agrometeorology, in 2013. He is popularly referred to as Kiss Daniel till he modified to Kizz Daniel in May 2018.
Life And Career
Kiss Daniel began his music career in 2013, fresh out of the university, and came across Emperor Geezy, the CEO of G-World Entertainment, who signed him to his record label. Through the label, he released his first single titled Shoye in 2014, along with the music video some weeks after.
Shortly in September 2014, he dropped his second single, Woju. The song became a high-life hit song on the top 10 on the MTV Base Official Naija, where it stayed for 11 weeks and later climbed and remain at number 1 for another six weeks. The song describes the attitude of a typical African lady to compliments of a gentleman. In 2015, he released the remix of Woju featuring Davido and Tiwa Savage. It further topped number 1 and 2 on the MTV Base Official Naija Top 10.
Life as this talented artiste knew it completely changed when he released his breakout single ‘Woju‘, fresh out of university, in 2014. The instant hit track became an eternal anthem, nominated the Hottest Single at the Nigeria Entertainment Awards (NEA Awards) in the same year.
Hot on the heels of the success of his initial single, Kizz Daniel released a follow-up single, “Laye,” another sensational hit in 2015 on his birthday, instantly positioning him as one of the artistes to watch out for in the future, and two weeks later, the video was shot and directed by Aje Films at some locations in East Africa. In the same year, Kizz released his first studio album, ‘New Era’ clearing up every remaining sentiment lingering in the mind of music lovers and stakeholders in the music industry.The four-track album produced by DJ Coublon, Jay Sleek, Masterkraft, Kimzbeatz, and Young John made it to number 8 on the US Billboard World Album Chart. The song, which is a combination of hip-pop and Afropop, featured Sugarboy.
Cementing his reputation as one of the most incredible young artistes of the time, this enigmatic talent embarked on features and partnerships, working with various heavyweights in the music industry in stellar productions which led to Kizz releasing his second studio album ‘No Bad Songz’ in 2018; an impressive body of work which debuted at number 55 on the US iTunes Chart and became number 1 on the World Album Chart within a record-breaking 24 hours of its release.
Fast forward to 2020 where this relentless star released his third studio album ‘King of Love’, an impeccable 17-track album that had hit songs such as ‘Pak ’N’ Go’, ‘Boys Are Bad’ among many other incredible songs. Kizz Daniel has shown that he is indeed an artiste of many parts when he dabbled into lighthearted comedy skits, revealing his funny and witty side. In 2021, Kizz Daniel released a single titled, ‘Lie’ which has so far, garnered a total of over 50 million streams across all platforms; while its visuals gained 4 million views on Youtube alone within 2 weeks of its release.
Since his foray into the limelight in 2015, Kizz Daniel has shown time and time again that he is a generational talent, a musical visionary and an artist who has an instinctive ear for great sounds proven by his innumerable hits. Kizz Daniel is a true talent, a clean breath of fresh air and is irrefutably wired for sound.
In 2017, many of his fans thought he would switch into comedy in the nearest future as he was uploading comedy skits. However he said he has no intention switching into comedy as music is his main talent.
Record label dispute and name change
In November 2017, Kizz Daniel announced his split from his record label, G-Worldwide and created his own label called FLYBOY I.N.C. He was sued to court by the former record label but was not found guilty for any of the crimes he was accused of.
In May 2018, Kizz Daniel announced that he had changed his stage name from Kiss Daniel to Kizz Daniel, a name which immediately reflected on his social media accounts. New Spotify and Apple Music accounts were also created immediately with the names Kizz Daniel, with his new songs featured.
In June 2018, Kizz Daniel’s former record label G-Worldwide made a move to own the rights to the name “Kizz Daniel” and further advised the singer to desist from using the name or face legal consequences in a press release. sent out to media houses. In October 2018, Daniel responded to the suit and statement made by his former record label G-Worldwide through his own lawyer.
Some of His Most Popular and Famous Songs
- Shoye (2014)
- Woju (2015)
- Laye (2015)
- Upon Me (2016)
- Mama (2016)
- Yeba (2017)
- Sofa (2017)
- Bad (2018)
- Ayee (2018)
- Time No Dey (2018)
- Somebody Dey (2018)
- Kojo (2018)
- Tobi (2018)
- Ghetto (2018)
- For You (2018)
- Eko (2019)
- Park n Go (2019)
- Elo Baby (2019)
- Fvck You (2019)
- Lie (2021)
Other Interesting Facts About Kizz Daniel
- Kizz Daniel revealed that his biggest challenge towards stardom was the financial means, hence the need to depend on the patience and hard work.
- The nickname Kiss Daniel was given to him by a girl (name withheld).
- He mentioned 9ice and 2Baba (2Face) as his sound influencers.
- Besides singing, Kizz Daniel plays the keyboard and guitar and has a keen interest in comedy.
- The singer plans on investing in his profession as a Water Engineer and establish a sachet and bottled water company.
- Getting personal with his preferences in women, Kizz Daniel said he like an ambitious woman who can drown him in her thoughts. He has even been matched with music star Chidimma Ekile since the pair have been spotted today on several occasions, including on social media.
He attended Abeokuta Grammar School and graduated from Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta, in 2013, with a degree in Water Resources Management and Agrometeorology (Water Engineering). While in university, he decided to pursue music as a career alongside his studies.
- New Era (2016)
- No Bad Songz (2018)
- King of Love (2020)
- Barnabas (2021)
On May 1, 2021, he welcomed a set of triplets, Jamal, Jalil and Jelani, with his undisclosed girlfriend. Kizz later revealed how he lost one of his triplets, Jamal, just four days after birth as he acquired a two-bedroom penthouse each for Jalil and Jelani.
Oluwatobiloba Daniel Anidugbe, professionally known as Kizz Daniel, was born on the 1st day of May 1994, in Ogun State, Nigeria. He is originally from Abeokuta North local government area, and besides this fact, no detail of his family and upbringing has surfaced. However, he was raised by his parents alongside his siblings; three younger brothers and a sister. He had also once shared a glimpse of his childhood memory on Instagram, telling what it was like growing up in a rat-infested house in KUTO, ABK (Abeokuta).
Kizz has a younger brother named Anidugbe Mofoluwato Uthman, who is reported to be the CEO of OMG Fashion House. The singer lost his dad, Kola Anidugbe, on May 29, 2015. He had once shared a photo of himself and his parents on social media before the older man’s demise.
Despite the controversy surrounding his absence from his father’s burial, Daniel later shared an emotional tribute on his later father’s birthday on June 17, 2015. In the written speech, the singer described himself as the Stupid son for not being there for the older man, loving the fame above his family, and believing that the ailment (typhoid) that took his father’s life wasn’t serious. The artiste regrets not having his father around long enough to fulfill his promise to gift him a car on his birthday.
Kizz is a Graduate of the Federal University of Agriculture in Abeokuta
Kizz Daniel attended Abeokuta Grammar School, where he obtained his Senior School Certificate Examination. He then proceeded to the Federal University of Agriculture in Abeokuta and graduated in 2013 with a degree in Water Resource Management/Agrometeorology. At the university that he developed an interest in music and decided to pursue it as a career. Kizz’s course of study in the university did not link to his musical career; rather, he developed a passion for music, nursed it, and today, he is living it.
As at 2021, Kizz Daniel is estimated to be worth a whooping $12 million.
Awards And Nominations
Kizz Daniel has been nominated for more than 20 different awards, he’s won 7 out of 20 (as of 2021).
Some of the awards he won include;
- Next Rated Artiste of The Year, Extreme Awards.
- Newcomer/Revelation of The Year, Maya Awards.
- Best New Act of the Year, Nigeria Entertainment Awards, 2015.
- Best Song in Melody, Coson Music Awards, 2015.
- Next Rated, Africa Youth Choice Awards 2015.
- Best New Act, Peace Achievers Awards, 2015.
- Most Promising Act in Africa, Afrima Awards 2015.
- Best African Act Video “Woju Remix”, MTN4SYTE TV Music Video Awards, 2015.
- 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.
- Afropop Artist of the Year, Nigeria Entertainment Award, 2016.
- Hottest Single of the Year, Nigeria Entertainment Award, 2016.
- Music Artist of the Year (Male), City People Music Award, 2016.