Kizz Daniel formerly known as Kiss Daniel is a young Nigerian artiste whose versatility in the Nigerian music industry is paving ways for him both locally and internationally. He is a singer, songwriter and performer and this article is about his biography, music, awards and others.
Kizz Daniel was born Anidugbe Oluwatobiloba Daniel, on the 1st of May, 1990 in Ogun State of Nigeria and he is an origin of Abeokuta North Local Government area of Ogun State.
He has a degree in Water Resources Management and Agro-meteorology or better still Water engineering from the Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta (FUNAAB) and graduated in 2013.
Kizz Daniel had his dream of pursuing music professionally stalled until he finished university before venturing into music fully.
Before Kizz Daniel got into the music sector to pursue his dream, he got some regular pep talks and fables from his father coupled with strong words of encouragement from a senior Nigerian artiste by name Jahbless and then he was ready enough to join G-Worldwide Entertainment label under Emperor Geezy in 2013.
He released his first single titled ‘Shoye’ in 2014 which was produced by Beatburx and a video to serve as his 24th birthday gift as it was produced on May, 1st of the same year.
However, the song wasn’t well received by fans and music lovers. He worked harder and later released the hit single titled ‘Woju’ which was produced by DJ Coublon in September, 2014, with its video directed by Adasa Cookey.
“Woju” held siege of the MTV base Naija music chart for about two months and occupied the top spot for six weeks. Obviously, Kizz Daniel had the magic wand and as such he did a remix of ‘Woju’ with Tiwa and Davido which was another hit altogether and this increased his fan base and brand acceptance in the industry.
His remarkable accomplishment set a new record as for the first time, an original song and its remix peaked at 1st and 2nd position respectively at the same time, on top musical charts. Kizz Daniel released another single titled ‘Laye’ on his birthday in 2014 and with the video which was directed by AJE Films released simultaneously. “Woju” equally topped the charts and earned him awards.
Presently, things are bit rocky for Kizz Daniel as he has a dispute with his former label G-Worldwide which has ended up in court. His former label is claiming ownership of the brand name Kiss Daniel and also of Kizz Daniel. However, he has since set up his own recording label, Flyboy Entertainment and is still recording songs pending when the dispute will be resolved.
NOMINATION AND AWARDS
Kizz Daniel has got many awards and nominations for his achievement in music. Here are few of them to his credit;
- MTN4STYLE TV Music Video Awards Ghana- Best African Act Video (Woju Remix)- (Won)
- The Headies Awards 2015- Next Rated (Nominated)
- Song of the Year (Nominated)
- Pop Single of the Year (Nominated)
- Nigerian Music Video Awards- Best Highlife Video –Laye (Nominated)
- Best Video by a New Artiste (Nominated)
- The Headies 2016 Best R&B/Pop Album of the Year -New Era (Won)
- Album of the Year (won)
- Extreme Awards, Benin Republic- Next Rated Artist of the Year (Won)
- Maya awards, Ibadan (Won)
- Nigerian Entertainment Awards 2015 (Won)
- City People Entertainment awards (nominated)
- Afrimma Awards, USA (Nominated)
- Coson Music Awards 2015 (Won)
- Africa Youth Choice awards 2015 (won)
- Peace Achievers awards 2015 (Won)
Kizz Daniel signed a major endorsement deal with Hennessy among other deals.
KIZZ DANIEL NET WORTH
Kizz Daniel’s fame is growing by the day with his classic tunes and as such he is regarded one of the young and rich Nigerian artistes. His net worth is estimated at about $1 million Dollars.