Oluwatobiloba Daniel Anidugbe, popularly known by his stage name Kizz Daniel, is a Nigerian talented singer, songwriter and performer, who is known for singles like, ‘Woju’, ‘Yeba’, ‘Lie’, ‘Pour Me Water’, ‘Buga’, and ‘Cough’. He is rated as the biggest in Africa after he released the much-streamed ‘BUGA’ single.
Daniel a.k.a Kizz Daniel went by the stage name Kiss Daniel prior to changing it in May 2018. He signed a record deal with G-Worldwide Entertainment in 2013, but left the label following a publicized contract dispute and court case. He later founded the Fly Boy Inc record label in November 2017…‘Read full article’
This article is all about the juicy details about the multi-talented Nigerian artist, Kizz Daniel; his biography, real name, age, State, tribe, education, career, family, relationship, children, songs, awards, nominations and net worth.
Kizz Daniel, born 1st May, 1994, hails from Ogun State, Nigeria and was raised by his parents, Mr (late) and Mrs. Kola Anidugbe. He is the second of the five children in the family. His father, Mr Kola Anidugbe, who was a lecturer at FCOF Osiele in Abeokuta, Ogun State sadly passed away in 2015.
The hardcore singer has one older sister and three younger brothers but only two of his siblings’ names may be confirmed: Mofoluwato Uthman Anidugbe (his younger brother by one year) and Toluwalope Sophire Anidugbe (elder sister). It seems that Kizz Daniel adores his younger sibling.
Kizz Daniel reportedly gifted his younger brother, Uthman a Chevrolet Camaro on his birthday. His sister, Toluwape Anidugbe is a Radio Presenter with COOL FM in Kano State; she hosts programs such as “Good Morning Nigeria” show on the weekends from 6 to 12 a.m. during the week and others.
The 28-year-old crooner is best known for his alluring voice, amazing lyrics, and the undeniably magnificent beats characteristic of all his songs. Even though his debut in the music industry happened just a few years ago, the musician has worked tirelessly to prove that, indeed, he did not come to play.
Full Name: Oluwatobiloba Daniel
Stage Name: Kizz Daniel (Kiss Daniel)
Born: 1 May 1994 (age 28 years old)
Birth Place: Ogun State
State Of Origin: Ogun State
Parents: Mr & Mrs. Kola Anidugbe
Siblings: Anidugbe Mofoluwato
Uthman • Toluwape Anidugbe…
Wife • Spouse: Ovajoja
Girlfriend • Partner: Chidinma Ekile (ex.)
Children: Jalil and Jelani (Twins)
Record Label: Flyboy INC
Occupation: Singer, Songwriter, Entertainer
Net Worth: $1 Million – $7 Million
Kiss Daniel loved singing from a young age, but he only pursued his music full-time after completing his university studies. He went to Abeokuta Grammar School, in Ogun State, Nigeria. His late father supported his dream of becoming a singer but encouraged him to complete his education.
Just after his secondary education, he got admitted into Federal University Of Agriculture, Abeokuta in 2013 where he obtained a degree in his course of study, Water Resources Management and Agrometeorology (Water Engineering). While in university, he decided to pursue music as a career alongside his studies.
At the age of 7, Kizz Daniel began scribbling down lyrics. His father, Mr Kola Anidugbe, noticed his talent and helped him develop it. Daniel was an excellent singer by the time he was around 13 years old and he began pursuing music as a career in 2013 after he graduated from the university.
Kizz came to limelight after he met Emperor Geezy, the G-Worldwide Entertainment CEO, who signed him under his label and helped him release his debut single, ‘Shoye’, on May 1, 2014. Producer Beatburx and director MEX also worked on the track. His second song, ‘Woju’, came out on September 1, 2014, and spent six weeks at the top of the MTV Base Official Naija Top Ten list.
Kizz’s second song, ‘Woju’ earned him national prominence and spawned a remix that featured Tiwa Savage and Davido. In 2017, the hardcore singer left G-Worldwide Entertainment following a publicized contract dispute and court case and founded the Fly Boy Inc record label, which recently signed two new acts Demmie Vee and Philkeyz. After which Kizz Daniel was featured on Demmie Vee single entitled “You Go Wait?”.
Following the success of ‘Woju’, Kizz Daniel released his first studio album titled New Era on May 14, 2016. He also featured Wizkid on a Hit Song “FOR YOU” and Davido on another single “One Ticket” which hit the charts within 24hrs of its release, on 2018.
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.
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. Danie later responded to the suit and statement made by his former record label G-Worldwide through his own lawyer in October, 2018. Emperor Geezy and Daniel settled their disputes, outside the court in a viral video tagged #Peace&Love.
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 Davido. Other features on the Album included Nasty C, Diamond Platiumz, Philkeyz, Demmie Vee, Dj Xclusive, Wretch 32, Diplo and Sarkodie.
Kizz’s second album received positive reviews from music lovers, where 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. In 2020 and 2021, he further released his 3rd & 4th studio album ‘King of Love’ and ‘Barnabas’. He also released a chart topping single titled ‘Buga’ on May 4, 2022.
- Fvck You
- Ello Baby
- Boys Are Bad
- No Do
- Pak n’ Go
- One Ticket
- Eh God
- Pour Me Water
- No Wahala
Kizz Daniel’s Studio Albums;
- New Era (2016)
- No Bad Songz (2018)
- King of Love (2020)
- Barnabas (2021)
Awards and Nominations
Here are list of awards and nominations Kizz Daniel has won, which brought him fame and fortune…
- Nominated as “Next Rated” at 2015 Headies Award
- Won as “Best New Act To Watch” at 2015 Nigeria Entertainment Awards
- Nominated as “Most Promising Act Of the year(Male)” at 2015 City People Entertainment
- Nominated as “Popular Song of the year” at 2015 City People Entertainment.
- Nominated as “listener’s Choice” at the 2016 MTV Africa Music Award
- Won as “Afropop Artist Of the Year” at 2016 Nigeria Entertainment Awards
- Won as “Hottest Single Of The Year” at 2016 Nigeria Entertainment Awards
- Won as “Music Artist of the year (Male)” at 2016 City People Music Award
- Nominated as “Popular Song Of the Year” at 2016 City People Music Award
- Won as “Best R&B/Pop Album” at 2016 Headies Award
- Won as “Hip Hop World Revelation Of the Year” at 2016 Headies Award
- Nominated as “Best Pop Single” at 2016 Headies Award
- Won as “Album Of the Year” at 2016 Headies Award
- Nominated as “Nigeria Prize For Music” at 2017 The Future Awards Africa
- Nominated as “Best Album The Year” at 2017 Nigeria Entertainment Awards
- Nominated as “Song Of The Year” at 2018 Headies Award
- Nominated as “Best Pop Single” at 2018 Headies Award
- Nominated as “Best Reggae/Dancehall Single” at 2018 Headies Award
- Nominated as “Viewer’s Choice” at 2018 Headies Award
- Nominated for 2022 AFRIMA Award
- Nominated to perform at 2022 FIFA World Cup
Kizz Daniel is currently in a relationship with his longtime friend, Ovajoja, a masked dancer and entertainment promoter who has dubbed the singer her “bestie” for some time and was also seen dancing with the singer, which sparked various reactions amongst fans.
The two have reportedly been dating for some time, and after a ring was reportedly seen in the picture Kizz Daniel published, the couple also fueled rumors that they were married. On March 27th, 2022 (Mother’s Day), the multi-talented singer announced on Instagram in honor of the mother of his triplets.
Kizz Daniel welcomed his adorable triplets—Jamal, Jalil, and Jelani—on May 1st, 2021, together with his elusive lover. Later, Kizz disclosed how he lost one of his triplets, Jamal, barely four days after his birth before buying a two-bedroom penthouse for Jalil and Jelani.
According to records, Kizz Daniel has an estimated net worth of $7 million. He earns most of his money from his professional career, which includes records and streams, performance gigs (local and international), brand ambassador deals, touring and social media promotions and from his other businesses.
The talented artist recently acquired a magnificent mansion overlooking the ocean. Expressing gratitude, Kizz Daniel confessed to always desiring to own such a home for his wife and children, thanking his fans for the massive support.
Kiss Daniel is also known for his love of luxury cars. He has owned a Mercedes Benz S65 AMG, Bentley Continental GT, Mercedes Benz AMG GLE 63S, Ford Mustang and more.
Kizz Daniel, as his fans fondly call him, has a large number of followers on social media who happen to be die-hard fans of his music.
He currently has over 9 million followers on Instagram, over 2 million followers on Twitter, and over 5 million followers on Facebook.
- Instagram: @kizzdaniel
- Twitter: @kizzdaniel
- Facebook: Kizz Daniel
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