Kizz Daniel

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Kizz Daniel
Birth nameOluwatobiloba Daniel Anidugbe
Also known asVado
Born (1994-05-01) 1 May 1994 (age 26)
Ogun State, Nigeria
  • Singer
  • Songwriter
  • Entertainer
Years active2014 - present
LabelsFly Boy Inc
Associated acts

Oluwatobiloba Daniel Anidugbe (born 1 May 1994) better known by his stage name Kizz Daniel, is a Nigerian singer and songwriter. He is best known for his singles "Woju" and "Yeba".[1][2] He went by the stage name Kiss Daniel prior to changing it in May 2018.[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]

Early life[edit]

Kizz Daniel was born Oluwatobi Daniel Anidugbe in Abeokuta, Ogun state, Nigeria.[6] 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]


In May 2015, Kiss 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]

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.On the 25th of June 2020, he released his third studio album 'King of Love'[13]

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. [14]

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.[15] He was sued to court by the former record label but was not found guilty for any of the crimes he was accused of.[16] [17]

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.[18][19]

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.[20] In October 2018 Daniel responded to the suit and statement made by his former record label G-Worldwide through his own lawyer.[21]


Awards and Nominations[edit]

Year Event Prize Result Ref
2018 The Headies Song of the Year Nominated [24]
Best Pop Single Nominated
Best Ragge/Dancehall Single Nominated
Viewer's Choice Nominated
2017 The Future Awards Africa Nigeria Prize for Music Nominated [25]
Nigeria Entertainment Award Best Album of the Year Nominated
2016 MTV Africa Music Award Listener's Choice Nominated [26]
Nigeria Entertainment Award Afropop Artist of the Year Won [27]
Hottest Single of the Year Won
City People Music Award Music Artist of the Year (Male) Won [28]
Popular Song of the Year Nominated [29]
The Headies Best R&B/Pop Album Won [30][31]
Hip Hop World Revelation of the Year Won
Best Pop Single Nominated
Album of the Year Won
2015 The Headies Next Rated Nominated [32]
Nigeria Entertainment Award Best New Act to Watch Won [33]
City People Entertainment Most Promising Act of the Year (Male) Nominated [34]
Popular Song of the Year Nominated


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  2. ^ Famuyiwa Damilare (3 February 2015). "Why I can't drop an album yet – Kiss Daniel". The Nation. Retrieved 19 March 2015.
  3. ^ Ohunyon, Ehis. "Singer changes his name to Kizz Daniel". Pulse.NG. Retrieved 29 May 2018.
  4. ^ Ehis Ohunyon (May 22, 2018). "Singer changes his name to Kizz Daniel". Pulse Nigeria.
  5. ^ "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.
  6. ^ Mmuojeke, Chinwendu (2018-07-16). "Kiss Daniel Biography, Family, Parents And Other Details You Need To Know". BuzzNigeria - Famous People, Celebrity Bios, Updates and Trendy News. Retrieved 2020-06-19.
  7. ^ "5 interesting facts about the singer". 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.
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  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. ^ Alake, Motolani (June 26, 2020). "Kizz Daniel releases new album, 'King of Love'". Pulse Ng. Retrieved July 4, 2020.
  14. ^ Published. "My comedy skits are strategic –Kiss Daniel". Punch Newspapers. Retrieved 2021-02-26.
  15. ^ "Kiss Daniel Leaves G-Worldwide Label - PM NEWS Nigeria". PM NEWS Nigeria. 2017-11-13. Retrieved 2018-07-03.
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  18. ^ "Nigerian musician, Kiss Daniel changes stage name - Daily Post Nigeria". Daily Post Nigeria. 2018-05-22. Retrieved 2018-07-03.
  19. ^ "Kiss Daniel changes name to Kizz Daniel - BellaNaija". Retrieved 2018-07-03.
  20. ^ ""Kizz Daniel Name Also Belongs To Us " – G – Worldwide Strikes Yet Again - INFORMATION NIGERIA". INFORMATION NIGERIA. 2018-06-15. Retrieved 2018-07-03.
  21. ^ Uche, Prinx (October 27, 2019). "Kizz Daniel Fires Back At G-Worldwide Record Label". Luvmp.
  22. ^ "Kizz Daniel - No Bad Songz Album -".
  23. ^ "DOWNLOAD Kizz Daniel set to drop new album, 'King of Love' tomorrow, releases tracklist". 2020-06-24. Retrieved 2020-06-25.
  24. ^ Ohunyon, Ehis. "The nominees list for the 2018 Headies is out!". Retrieved 2018-07-03.
  25. ^ "The Future Awards Africa 2017 Nominees Profiles - The Future Awards Africa". The Future Awards Africa. 2017-11-24. Retrieved 2018-07-03.
  26. ^ "Here's the Full List of Nominees at the 2016 MTV Africa Music Awards in Johannesburg". OkayAfrica. 2016-10-22. Retrieved 2018-07-03.
  27. ^ Solanke, Abiola. "NEA 2016: Adekunle Gold, Olamide, Kiss Daniel, others win big". Retrieved 2018-07-03.
  28. ^ "Full List Of Winners at 2016 City People Entertainment Awards - Nigerian Entertainment Today". Nigerian Entertainment Today. 2016-07-26. Retrieved 2018-07-03.
  29. ^ Solanke, Abiola. "City People Entertainment Awards 2016: Olamide, Falz, Phyno, Tiwa Savage lead nomination pack". Retrieved 2018-07-03.
  30. ^ "Full list of Headies 2016 winners - Vanguard News". Vanguard News. 2016-12-23. Retrieved 2018-07-03.
  31. ^ "The Headies Awards 2016: Complete list of Nominees - INFORMATION NIGERIA". INFORMATION NIGERIA. 2016-11-09. Retrieved 2018-07-03.
  32. ^ "Breaking: Wizkid, Olamide, Praiz, others nominated for #TheHeadies2015!". Vanguard News. 2015-09-30. Retrieved 2018-07-03.
  33. ^ "The Nigeria Entertainment Awards Announce 2015 Nominees". OkayAfrica. 2015-06-15. Retrieved 2018-07-03.
  34. ^ "City People Awards 2015 Nominees List". TooXclusive. 2015-07-13. Retrieved 2018-07-03.