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Kizz Daniel
Birth nameOluwatobiloba Daniel Anidugbe
Also known asVado
Born (1994-05-01) 1 May 1994 (age 30)[1]
Abeokuta, Ogun State, Nigeria
  • Singer
  • Songwriter
  • Entertainer
Years active2014—present

Oluwatobiloba Daniel Anidugbe (born 1 May 1994), who is better known as Kizz Daniel (formerly Kiss Daniel),[2] is a Nigerian singer and songwriter. He rose to fame in 2014 with his debut single, "Woju".[3] He signed a record deal with G-Worldwide Entertainment in 2013, but left the label following a publicized contract dispute and court case.[4] He founded the Fly Boy Inc record label in November 2017.[5]

On 8 August 2022, Kizz Daniel was arrested in Dar es Salaam by the Tanzanian police force over failure to perform.[6]

On 3 February 2023, he was announced by Audiomack alongside Snazzy the Optimist, Asake and 1ucid as the top trending and most streamed artistes.[7][8]

Early life and education[edit]

Kizz Daniel was born as Oluwatobiloba Daniel Anidugbe in Abeokuta, Ogun State, Nigeria.[9] 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).[10] While in university, he decided to pursue music as a career alongside his studies.[11][12][13]


In May 2015, Kizz 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.[14] Daniel released his first studio album titled New Era on 14 May 2016.[15][16]

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?".[17] 2018 was sure a good year for the WOJU crooner, he featured Wizkid on a Hit Song "FOR YOU"[18] and Davido on another single "One Ticket" which hit the charts within 24hrs of its release. On 30 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 Davido. Other features on the Album included Nasty C, Diamond Platiumz, Philkeyz, 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. On 25 June 2020, he released his third studio album 'King of Love'[19]

In 2017, many of his fans thought he would make a career switch to comedy as he was uploading comedy skits. However he said he has no intention of switching to comedy as music is his main talent.[20]

For the 2022 FIFA World Cup, https://www.naijaloaded.com.ng/entertainment/kizz-daniel-delivers-a-spectacular-performance-at-2022-fifa-world-cup-qatar-photos/ Kizz Daniel performed] his hit single "Buga" at the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar, he has expressed his desire to perform at the FIFA World Cup and shared an update on whether he would be appearing at the world's biggest footballing event.[21][22]

He acquired a new house[23] and announced it in September 2022, According to his own statements, he always wanted a house on the water for his wife and children which he claims will soon be possible.

He recently released a new song called "Cough (Odo)" produced by Blaise Beatz,[24] this is Kizz Daniel's second official release of the year 2022.[25]

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.[26] He was sued to court by the former record label but was not found guilty for any of the crimes he was accused of.[27][28]

In May 2018, Kizz Daniel announced that he had changed his stage name from Kiss Daniel to Kizz Daniel, a name that immediately reflected on his social media accounts. New Spotify and Apple Music accounts were also created immediately with the name Kizz Daniel, with his new songs featured.[29][30]

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.[31] In October 2018 Daniel responded to the suit and statement made by his former record label G-Worldwide through his own lawyer.[32] In April 2022, Emperor Geezy and Daniel settled their disputes, outside the court in a viral video tagged #Peace&Love.[33]

In February 2023, Kizz Daniel won the Song of the Year award at the Soundcity MVP Awards which were held at the Eko Convention Centre in Lagos with "Buga".[34]


On 4 May 2022, he released a chart-topping single titled "Buga".[35][36] The song became a hit with dance challenges on Instagram and TikTok with prominent people including the President of Liberia, George Weah dancing to it.[37][38]

Shu Peru[edit]

Kizz Daniel releases a new song titled "Shu Peru" on 12 May 2023.[39] "Shu Peru" combines elements of Afrobeat, Afro-pop, and contemporary R&B. It was made available on all major streaming platforms.[40]

Personal life[edit]

On 1 May 2021, he welcomed a set of triplets with his mysterious girlfriend. Kizz later revealed how he lost one of his triplets, just four days after birth as he acquired a two-bedroom penthouse each for his other children.[41][42]


Studio albums and EPs

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Event Prize Result Ref
2015 The Headies Next Rated Nominated [48]
Nigeria Entertainment Award Best New Act to Watch Won [49]
City People Entertainment Most Promising Act of the Year (Male) Nominated [50]
Popular Song of the Year Nominated
2016 MTV Africa Music Award Listener's Choice Nominated [51]
Nigeria Entertainment Award Afropop Artist of the Year Won [52]
Hottest Single of the Year Won
City People Music Award Music Artist of the Year (Male) Won [53]
Popular Song of the Year Nominated [54]
The Headies Best R&B/Pop Album Won [55][56]
Hip Hop World Revelation of the Year Won
Best Pop Single Nominated
Album of the Year Won
2017 The Future Awards Africa Nigeria Prize for Music Nominated [57]
Nigeria Entertainment Award Best Album of the Year Nominated
2018 The Headies Song of the Year Nominated [58]
Best Pop Single Nominated
Best Ragge/Dancehall Single Nominated
Viewer's Choice Nominated
2023 Soundcity MVP Awards Song of the Year Won [59]


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