Kizz Daniel

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Kizz Daniel
Kiss Daniels at Award Show.jpg
Kizz Daniel at an award show
Background information
Birth nameOluwatobiloba Daniel Anidugbe
Also known asKiss Daniel
BornAbeokuta,Ogun State,Nigeria [1]
Genres
Occupation(s)
  • Singer
  • songwriter
InstrumentsVocals
Years active2013–present
Labels
  • Fly Boy (current)
  • G-Worldwide (former)
Associated acts

Oluwatobiloba Daniel Anidugbe, better known as Kizz Daniel, is a Nigerian singer and songwriter best known for his singles "Woju" and "Yeba".[2][3] He went by the stage name Kiss Daniel prior to changing it in May 2018.[4] He signed a record deal with G-Worldwide Entertainment in 2013, but left the label following a publicized contract dispute and court case.[5] He founded the Fly Boy Inc record label in November 2017.[6]

Early life[edit]

Kizz Daniel was born in Abeokuta, Ogun state, Nigeria. He hails from Abeokuta North local government area. 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) [7]. While in university, he decided to pursue music as a career alongside his studies.[8]

Music career[edit]

In May 2015, Daniel released a third follow up single, “Laye,” on his birthday, along with a video two weeks later which was shot in different locations in the eastern part of Africa and was directed by AJE FILMS.[9]

Kizz Daniel released his first studio album titled New Era on May 14, 2016. [10] After his exit from his former label G-WorldWide he went to float his own personal imprint FLYBOY I.N.C. which recently signed two new acts Demmie Vee and Philkeyz. After which Kizz Daniel was featured on Demmie Vee single entitled "You Go Wait?".[11] 2018 was sure a good year for the WOJU crooner, he features Wizkid (musician) on a Hit Song "FOR YOU"[12] and the DMW boss,Davido on another single "One Ticket" which is Currently Trending within 24hrs of its release. On the 30th of December 2018, Kizz Daniel released his 2nd Studio album and his first under FlyBoy Inc titled "No Bad Songz". The album contained 20 Songs including the pre-released One Ticket which he featured DMW Boss, Davido. Other features on the Album includes Nasty C, Diamond Platiumz, Philkeys, Demmie Vee, Dj Xclusive, Wretch 32, Diplo and Sarkodie. The album received positive reviews from music lovers, it debuted at No 55 on the US iTunes Chart and became number 1 on the world Album Chart within 24 hours of its release.

Record label dispute and name change[edit]

In November 2017, Kizz Daniel announced his split from his record label, G-Worldwide and created his own label called FLYBOY I.N.C.[13] He was sued to court by the former record label but was not found guilty for any of the crimes he was accused of.[14] [15]

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.[16][17]

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.[18]

Singer Kizz Daniel has fired Tumi Lawrence days after he alleged that Davido slapped him at his December, 2018 concert in Lagos.

In a statement released via his Fly Boy Inc record label, the singer revealed that a new head of management and public relations personnel have taken over.[19]

Discography[edit]

Selected singles[edit]

Year Title Album
2017 "Sofa" Non-single album
"Yeba"
2018 "4DAYZ"
"No Do"
"For You" featuring Wizkid

"One Ticket featuring Davido

”Madu”
2019
"Poko"

Studio albums[edit]

Album Title Album Details
New Era
No Bad Songz Released: November 30, 2018

Label: FlyBoy Inc

Awards and Nominations[edit]

Year Event Prize Result Ref
2018 The Headies Song of the Year Nominated [20]
Best Pop Single
Headies Viewer's Choice
Best Raggae/Dancehall Single
2017 The Future Awards Africa Nigeria Prize for Music Nominated [21]
Nigeria Entertainment Award Best Album of the Year Nominated
2016 MTV Africa Music Award Listener's Choice Nominated [22]
Nigeria Entertainment Award Afropop Artist of the Year Won [23]
Hottest Single of the Year Won
City People Music Award Music Artist of the Year (Male) Won [24]
Popular Song of the Year Nominated [25]
The Headies Best R&B/Pop Album Won [26][27]
Hip Hop World Revelation of the Year Won
Best Pop Single Nominated
Album of the Year Won
2015 The Headies Next Rated Nominated [28]
Nigeria Entertainment Award Best New Act to Watch Won [29]
City People Entertainment Most Promising Act of the Year (Male) Nominated [30]
Popular Song of the Year Nominated

References[edit]

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  2. ^ Bella, Naija. Bella Naija https://www.bellanaija.com/2018/05/kiss-daniel-name-kizz-daniel/. Retrieved 29 May 2018. Missing or empty |title= (help)
  3. ^ Famuyiwa Damilare (3 February 2015). "Why I can't drop an album yet – Kiss Daniel". The Nation. Retrieved 19 March 2015.
  4. ^ Ohunyon, Ehis. "Singer changes his name to Kizz Daniel". Pulse.NG. Retrieved 29 May 2018.
  5. ^ Ehis Ohunyon (May 22, 2018). "Singer changes his name to Kizz Daniel". Pulse Nigeria.
  6. ^ "CONFIRMED: Kiss Daniel Exits G-Worldwide and Unveils New Record Label". Nigerian Entertainment Today. 2017-11-14. Archived from the original on 2017-11-17. Retrieved 2017-11-17.
  7. ^ "5 interesting facts about the singer". www.pulse.ng. 2017-12-06. Retrieved 2019-05-07.
  8. ^ Akan, Joey. "Kiss Daniel: 10 things you don"t know about "Woju" singer". Retrieved 2018-07-03.
  9. ^ https://stargist.com/entertainment/nigerian_celebrity/anidugbe-daniel-a-k-a-kiss-daniels-full-biography-celebrity-bio/
  10. ^ http://www.pulse.ng/buzz/kiss-daniel-a-dope-album-will-always-have-enough-to-last-an-artiste-for-a-year-id6232774.html
  11. ^ "Demmie Vee ft. Kizz Daniel – You Go Wait?". Retrieved 2018-10-05.
  12. ^ "Kizz Daniel ft Wizkid - For You". Retrieved 2018-06-14.
  13. ^ "Kiss Daniel Leaves G-Worldwide Label - PM NEWS Nigeria". PM NEWS Nigeria. 2017-11-13. Retrieved 2018-07-03.
  14. ^ http://www.pulse.ng /entertainment/music/kiss-daniel-g-worldwide-full-story-id7707718.html
  15. ^ "G-Worldwide drags Kiss Daniel to court". Punch Newspapers. Retrieved 2018-07-03.
  16. ^ "Nigerian musician, Kiss Daniel changes stage name - Daily Post Nigeria". Daily Post Nigeria. 2018-05-22. Retrieved 2018-07-03.
  17. ^ "Kiss Daniel changes name to Kizz Daniel - BellaNaija". www.bellanaija.com. Retrieved 2018-07-03.
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  19. ^ Obidake, Mercy (2019-01-10). "Kizz Daniel fires his manager after being allegedly slapped by Davido". Mercy Obidake Media. Retrieved 2019-01-11.
  20. ^ Ohunyon, Ehis. "The nominees list for the 2018 Headies is out!". Retrieved 2018-07-03.
  21. ^ "The Future Awards Africa 2017 Nominees Profiles - The Future Awards Africa". The Future Awards Africa. 2017-11-24. Retrieved 2018-07-03.
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  23. ^ Solanke, Abiola. "NEA 2016: Adekunle Gold, Olamide, Kiss Daniel, others win big". Retrieved 2018-07-03.
  24. ^ "Full List Of Winners at 2016 City People Entertainment Awards - Nigerian Entertainment Today". Nigerian Entertainment Today. 2016-07-26. Retrieved 2018-07-03.
  25. ^ Solanke, Abiola. "City People Entertainment Awards 2016: Olamide, Falz, Phyno, Tiwa Savage lead nomination pack". Retrieved 2018-07-03.
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  28. ^ "Breaking: Wizkid, Olamide, Praiz, others nominated for #TheHeadies2015!". Vanguard News. 2015-09-30. Retrieved 2018-07-03.
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  30. ^ "City People Awards 2015 Nominees List". TooXclusive. 2015-07-13. Retrieved 2018-07-03.