Kizz Daniel Biography: Who is Kizz Daniel ?
Born on the 27th of July 1992, Kizz daniel (Formerly known as Kiss Daniel) is a Popular Nigerian singer, entertainer and song writer. Real names Anidugbe Oluwatobiloba Daniel, Kizz Daniel hails from Abeokuta North in Ogun State Nigeria. He came into the lime-light in 2014 when he released hit single Woju, a song that had heavyweights Tiwa Savage and Davido on its Remix.
Kizz Daniel Biography: Family, Early Life and Education
Kizz Daniel grew up in Abeokuta along with his siblings (three younger brothers and a sister) raised by his parents. His father was a lecturer at the Federal College of Education, Osiele, Abeokuta, he was also a song-writer who loved painting. Kizz Daniel is said to have drawn his inspiration for music from his father and also from other artists including Danfo Drivers, Zulezoo, Oritse Femi, 9ice, 2face Idibia, W4, Wande Coal, Owl city and Ed Sheeran.
Kizz Daniel had his primary education at Ogun State International Montessori nursery and primary school. He later attended the Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta (FUNAAB) to study Water Resources Management and Agrometeology.
Kizz Daniel’s elder sister is a on air personality at Cool FM, while his younger brother is a successful fashion designer.
Kizz Daniel later lost his Father Kola Anidugbe to typhoid on the 29th of may 2015. Sharing an emotional tribute on Instagram the singer wrote how he regrets not having his father long enough to fulfill his promise to him which was to get him a car on his birthday. He also in pain, described himself as a “stupid son” for not paying enough attention to his father before his demise thinking the sickness (typhoid) wasn’t serious.
Kizz Daniel Biography: Music Career
Jahbless met Kizz Daniel in 2009 and started mentoring him on music. Shortly after bagging his degree, Kizz Daniel officially Kick-started his career in 2013 (as Kiss daniel) when he signed with G-Worldwide Entertainment owned by Emperor Geezy. Following his deal, he released his first official single “Shoye” on the 1st of May 2014 produced by Beatburx, then followed it up with a music video directed by MEX.
He however didn’t get recognition until he released the single “Woju” produced by DJ Coublon with Adasa Cookey directing the video which was shot on a location in Lagos.
The track brought a whole lot of fame to kizz Daniel as Woju was on the MTV base naija music chart for more than seventeen weeks, occupying the top spot for more than six weeks. The song was so good even Tu-face idibia did a cover of the song.
While fans were still drooling over the hot new banger, Kizz Daniel released a remix of the song with Tiwa savage and Davido the featured artists.
Woju was such a success it set a record, the first time an original song and its remix was peaked at 1st and 2nd position.
Kizz Daniel then followed up the success of Woju with another hit single “Laye”, winning two(2) awards in three weeks. Kizz Daniel at this point had established his name in the Nigerian Music Industry and became a force to reckon with.
On the 14th of May 2016, kizz Daniel released his first studio album “New Era”. The 20-track album had top producers from all around Nigeria including masterkraft, young John and Jay sleek amongst others infusing their beats on different songs. Like his previous singles, the album was a huge success, debuting at no 8 on the billboard World Music Charts.
In an interview with HiRadio in Amsterdam, Kizz talked about his single “Mama” which he listed as his favorite song from the “New Era” album. He said mama was dedicated to an ex girl-friend, describing her as a God fearing lady who didn’t care about money or fame but demanded respect. he said things did not work out between them as she is married to someone else.
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Kizz Daniel Biography: Controversy
Starting with his age, there have been lots fuss around his age. his Wikipedia page first revealed his year of birth to be 1997, however when fans took twitter to argue over it, the date was edited and changed to 1991.
In an interview on “Rubbin Minds” the host Ebuka Obi Uchendu asked the singer for clarification about his age the singer however in addressing the issue, mentioned that his age/date of birth was business, giving a promise to do a press release in regards to it. Records later revealed that his date of birth is actually on the 27th of June 1992.
Another controversy was his absence from his fathers burial, with claims that his family was fetish.
The third major controversy kizz daniel had was centered around his departure from record label G-Worldwide.
Towards the end of 2017 Kizz Daniel was fed up with his record label G-world wide and its owner emperor Geezy, terminating his contract with them. This led to a series of events and revelations with accusations flying all around from both parties.
Kizz Daniel claimed he was paid N50 ,000 per month at the beginning of their deal, G-world Wide however countered his statement, claiming to have paid over N120 million to Kizz Daniel since signing him.
While under G-world wide, Kizz was under a restriction by contracts signed with record label from doing collaborations with other artists. This explained why for more than two years, most of his singles had no features save Sugarboy who was also a member of G-world wide. The only song Kizz Daniel featured artistes from outside his label was Woju.
Eventually, both parties parted ways after the case was brought to the Lagos state Federal High Court with Kizz Daniel emerging as d winner.
In an official statement released, his Solicitors L & A-Legal Consultants said the Lagos Federal High Court has clearly denied the entertainment company’s application to restrain Daniel from performing, recording or using the stage name ‘Kiss Daniel’ – a name the singer has reportedly used way before his commitment to the label.
According to the Solicitors, Kiss Daniel formally canceled the deal with G-Worldwide Entertainment via a letter on October 30, 2017 – which was in accordance with the provisions of the Recording Contract between the parties.
After the battle Kizz had to move forward and he had lots of artists at his back including Wizkid, Davido and others. Daniel launched his very own Label, Flyboy INC (FBI) in November 2017 releasing no do as his first official song under his new label, also changing brand name from Kiss Daniel to Kizz Daniel.
The singer who experienced financial difficulties at the start of his career is now a millionaire and proud owner of two houses in Lagos also landing a couple of endorsements.
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Kizz Daniel Biography: Girl Friend
Kizz Daniel is rumored to be in a relationship with project fame winner and popular singer Chidinma ekile.
Kizz shared a video showing Chidinma sitting on a bed playing with her phone and laughing as he filmed her.
He captioned the video simply with heart emoji’s
Kizz Daniel Biography: Net Worth
Kizz Daniel signed a very lucrative endorsement deal with Hennessy in January 2017. When asked about hsis source of Income, he revealed that in addition to other things he charges millions for shows and weddings and is always sought after on daily basis to be booked. Kizz Daniel reportedly has a Net Worth of around $2.1 million dollars.
Kizz Daniel Biography: Nominations & Awards
Kizz Daniel has won lots of awards proving just how great he is. His nominations and awards include;
- MTN4SYTE TV Music Video Awards (Ghana) /Best African Act Video “Woju Remix” (2015) – Won
- Headies Awards / Next Rated (2015) – Nominated
- 2915 Headies Awards / Song of the Year “Woju” – Nominated
- Headies Awards / Pop Single of the year “Woju” (2015) – Nominated
- Nigerian Music Video Awards /Best Highlife Video “Laye” (2015) – Nominated
- Nigerian Music Video Awards /Best Video By A New Artiste “Laye” (2015) –Nominated
- Headies Awards / Hip Hop World Revelation (2016) – Won
- 2016 Headies Awards / Best R& B/Pop album “New Era” – Won
- Headies Awards / Album Of The Year “New Era” (2016) – Won
- Extreme Awards (Benin Republic) Next Rated Artiste of The Year – Won
- Maya Awards (Ibadan) Newcomer/Revelation of The Year – Won
- Nigeria Entertainment Awards / Best New Act of the Year (2015) – Won
- Nigeria Entertainment Awards / Hottest Single of the Year “Woju” (2015) – Nominated
- City People Entertainment Awards / Most Popular Song “Woju” (2015) – Nominated
- Afrimma Awards (USA)/ Best Newcomer the Year (2015) – Nominated
- Coson Music Awards / Best Song in Melody (2015) – Won
- Coson Music Awards / Hottest Song on the Street (2015) – Nominated
- Africa Youth Choice Awards / Next Rated (2015) – Won
- Peace Achievers Awards / Best New Act (2015) – Won
- Afrima Awards (Nigeria)/ New Revelation in Africa (2015) – Nominated
- Afrima Awards Most Promising Act in Africa (2015) – Won
Kizz Daniel Biography: Songs
- Woju (Remix) (feat davido & Tiwa savage)
- Good Time
- One Ticket feat Davido
- No Do
- Sin City
- All God
- Baba feat Dj Spinall
- Nothing Dey
- New King
- Give Into
- Another Day
- Kiss Me
- Are You Alright
- For You feat Wizkid
- Upon Me (feat. Sugarboy)
- Napo (feat. Sugarboy)
- Ghetto Boys