Oluwatobiloba Daniel Anidugbe popularly referred to by her stage name Kizz Daniel, also formerly known as Kiss Daniel is a famous Nigerian Musician and Songwriter.
Kizz Daniel Daniel is known for his unique sound and charisma. He has won the hearts of many Nigerians with his music and that fact can be attested with the number of followers he has on social media. His Instagram username is @iamkizzdaniel.
Oluwatobiloba Daniel Anidugbe was born May 1st, 1994 in Abeokuta Ogun State, South-Western part of the country. He is the second child of Mr. and Mrs. Kolawole Uthman Anidugbe. The singer grew up with his siblings in a loving family. His siblings are Toluwalope Sophie Anidugbe, his younger brother Mofoluwato Uthman Anidugbe, his two younger siblings’ names are unknown. Toluwalope Anidugbe who is Kizz’s elder sister is a popular Nigerian radio presenter who works at Cool FM Kano. Kizz Daniel shares a close relationship with his siblings.
Growing up Daniel realized his talent for songwriting and he became a songwriter at the early age of 11.
Kizz Daniel’s father is a popular artist and lecturer in Ogun State, Mr. Anidugbe supported his son’s chosen career path so much that he gave him the sum of 100,000 nairas for his first song to be recorded. Unfortunately, the singer lost his dad in 2015.
Kizz Daniel attended International Montessori Nursery and Primary School for his primary education. He then continued to Abeokuta Grammar School for his secondary school education. Daniel went further after he got a high school diploma from the Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta (Funaab), where he graduated in 2013 earning his Bachelor’s degree in Water Resources Management and Agrometeorology.
How Kizz Daniel’s Career Started.
As stated earlier, Kizz Daniel started writing songs at age 11, by the time he was in secondary school his writing skills had become more developed. While he was in the university he started singing and gained prominence at the school. During the time he spent singing and attending shows in school he met the popular Nigerian Producer JahBless who told him he was brilliant at singing and writing songs.
By the time the award-winning musician graduated from university, he had made up his mind to pursue singing. He was lucky to meet with the G-Worldwide Entertainment CEO Emperor Geezy. He released his debut singles under the umbrella of G-Worldwide Entertainment.
IMPORTANT LIFE EVENTS
Kizz Daniel’s Personal Life
Kizz Daniel has been linked with different women in the entertainment industry most of which are musicians like himself but all these alleged relationships are short-lived. On May 1st, 2021 which happens to be the singer’s 27th birthday he shared the news with his fans on social media that he had welcomed a set of triplets named Jamal, Jalil, and Jelani. It was later revealed that four days after the birth of the boys he lost baby Jamal. However, he obtained a two-bedroom penthouse each for Jalil and Jelani. The identity of the mother of his children is still hidden from the media.
Kizz Daniel established his record label, Flyboy Inc, in November 2017, after he left G-Worldwide Entertainment. His exit from the record label was a controversial one that led to a legal battle, Kizz Daniel won at court but he had to change his stage name from Kiss Daniel to Kizz Daniel to avoid lawsuits from his former record label.
Since he started his career Kizz Daniel has released three studio albums one produced under the umbrella of G-Worldwide Entertainment and the last two are produced under his record label Fly Boy Inc. His albums are;
- New Era (2016)
- No Bad Songz (2018)
- King of Love (2020)
Some of the songs included in his albums include;
- Ahoye – 2014
- Woju – 2015
- Laye – 2015
- Upon Me – 2016
- Mama – 2016
- Jombo – 2016
- Duro – 2016
- Good Time – 2016
- Yeba – 2017
- Sofa – 2017
- Madu – 2018
- One Ticket – 2018
- Poko – 2018
- No Do – 2018
- Bad – 2018
- Ayee – 2018
- 4Dayz – 2018
- Ikwe – 2018
- Ja – 2018
- Nesesari – 2018
- Time No Dey – 2018
- Tere – 2018
- Oyibe – 2018
- Somebody Dey – 2018
- Over – 2018
- gods – 2018
- Kojo – 2018
- Tobi – 2018
- Ghetto – 2018
- For You – 2018
- Eko – 2019
- Fvck – 2019
- Elo Baby – 2019
- Pak ‘n’ Go – 2020
- Chek – 2020
- Aii – 2020
- Jaho – 2020
Kizz Daniel has received awards and several nominations in the course of his music career, some of which are;
- Next Rated Artiste of The Year, Extreme Awards
- Newcomer/Revelation of The Year, Maya Awards
- Best New Act of the Year, Nigeria Entertainment Awards, 2015
- Best Song in Melody, Coson Music Awards, 2015
- Next Rated, Africa Youth Choice Awards 2015
- Best New Act, Peace Achievers Awards, 2015
- Most Promising Act in Africa, Afrima Awards 2015
- Best African Act Video “Woju Remix”, MTN4SYTE TV Music Video Awards, 2015
- Best R&B Pop Album, The Headies Award, 2016
- Hip Hop World Revelation of the Year, The Headies, 2016
- Album of the Year, ‘New era’, The Headies Award, 2016
- Afropop Artist of the Year, Nigeria Entertainment Award, 2016
- Hottest Single of the Year, Nigeria Entertainment Award, 2016
- Music Artist of the Year (Male), City People Music Award, 2016
- Best Album of the Year, Song of the Year, and Pop Single, Nigeria Entertainment Award, 2017
- Best Reggae/Dancehall Single, and Viewer’s Choice, Headies, 2018.
The Afro-pop singer estimated net worth as of 2021 is reported to be 3 million dollars, which ranked him among the wealthiest Nigerian entertainers. It is said that he charges 1 million naira per show.
Other Interesting Facts.
The people close to the singer said he is funny and if he had not been a musician he would have made a great career in the comedy section of the entertainment industry.