Oluwatobiloba Daniel Anidugbe is a Nigerian Singer-songwriter and a recording Artist. He is popularly known as Kiss Daniel until he changed to Kizz Daniel in May 2018. He is best known for his second single titled woju. Also, Daniel is the founder and frontline act of Flyboy Inc. record label.
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Kiss Daniel Education
Kiss Daniel was born on May 1, 1994 in Abeokuta Ogun State, Nigeria to the family of Kola Anidugbe, a popular artist and art-educator in Ogun state. He attended Abeokuta Grammar School then proceeded to Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta (FUNAAB), where he studied Water Resources Management and Agrometeorology (Water Engineering). He graduated in 2013, and started his music career fully.
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Kiss Daniel Early Career
Daniel started developing interest in music at age 11 and in 2013, he started music professionally after graduating from higher institution. It was the time he met the G-Worldwide Entertainment CEO, Emperor Geezy, who then signed him under his label.
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Under G-Worldwide Entertainment label, Kiss Daniel released his debut single titled shoye on May 1, 2014. It was produced by Beatburx and directed by MEX. Then, on Sept. 1, 2014, he produced his sophomore single- woju.
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Kiss Daniel released his second single woju in Sept. 2014 after shoye. Woju became a hit and brought him to limelight. It was produced by DJ Coublon, released by G-Worldwide and the video was directed by Adasa Cookey in Lagos. Woju debuted on MTV Base Naija Top Ten for eleven weeks and six weeks at the number one position.
Later on, he recorded and released a remix version of the song woju. This time, he featured Davido and Tiwa Savage. The remix debuted at number 1 and 2 on the MTV Base Official Naija Top 10. It was the first time an original song and the remix version will debut at the first and second positions on the chart.
After the second single, Daniel released his third song titled Laye. He released laye on his birthday, and the video came two weeks later. The video was directed by Aje films and shot in the eastern part of Africa.
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Debut Studio Album (New Era)
Kiss Daniel released his debut studio album, (New Era) on May 14, 2016 under the G-Worldwide Entertainment. The album contains four hit singles; Woju (2014), Laye (2015), Good Times (2015) and Mama (2016). Also, it was produced by DJ Coublon, Young John, Beatburx, Jay Sleek, Masterkraft, and Kimzbeatz.
In June 2016, the album debuted at number 8 on the US Billboard World Album Chart. New Era is a mixture of hip pop and afro pop and Sugarboy was the only guest that featured in this album.
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No Bad Songz
Kiss Daniel released his sophomore album on Nov. 30, 2018 under his label, Flyboy Inc. He featured artist like Davido, Philkeyz, Diplo, Nasty C, Diamond Platnumz, Sarkodie and Wretch 32. The album is centered around his humble beginning and his journey to stardom. Also, the album have 20 track listings and some of the songs on the track include; One Ticket ft Davido, Poko and Maye.
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Fly Boy Inc.
Kiss Daniel left G-worldwide Entertainment music label to begin his own record label, FlyBoy Inc. He founded this label in November 2017 and produced his second studio album titled No bad songz under FlyBoy Inc.
In 2018 he signed in new acts – Ademola Adetungase and Philip Ahaiwe Chukwuja professionally known as Demmie Vee and Philkeyz respectively.
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Kiss Daniel Songs
Ever since Kiss Daniel debut single, Shoye in 2014, he has continued to record and release songs. Some of them include;
- Shoye – 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
Kiss Daniel Net Worth
In Dec. 2018, Naijahomebased.com estimated Kiss Daniel net worth at $1 million. In 2017, he was also announced to have signed his first endorsement deal with Hennessy, worth millions of Naira.
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Kiss Daniel Awards
Kiss Daniel has been nominated for numerous awards. Some of the awards he won include;
- 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
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Kiss Daniel Quotes
“Appreciate the life you have because it can always be worse.”
“Some issues are too small to handle some issues are too big to ignore.”
“I always knew that I would make a success of music, that I would be a celebrity; so I just trained myself on how I was going to manage success when it eventually comes.”
“This is not where I want to be, I want to be in some place better than where I am right now. I want to be where God and my hardwork are going to put me.”
“Eyes on the road, mind on the location.”
“The secret to my success is hardwork, persistence, God and patience. Just like they say, a patient dog eats the fattest bone. That saying is deep. But trust me, it’s for real.”
“Real love begins from within.”
“A man tired of dreaming, is a man tired of living. So I still dream, I make my dream scary, scary in the sense that I make my dream look so impossible, so I would surprise myself at the end of the day.”
“Smiling is definitely one of the best beauty remedies.”
“Whether I good oh, whether I bad oh, them no wan know”
“Money is not everything, love is”
Entrepreneurial Lesson From Kiss Daniel
Consistency and creativity is key: Ever since Kiss Daniel began his music career, he has not ceased to impress his fans, and has continued to release mind-blowing songs. With this, Daniel is generally credited for his creative musical videos which always leave his fans anticipating for more.
As an entrepreneur, your customers should always be expectant of new ideas and products. There expectations should never be cut short; you should always bring something new to the table. Be innovative and stay trendy.
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7 thoughts on “Kiss Daniel – Biography, Life And Songs Of Oluwatobiloba Daniel Anidugbe”
My favorite and best motivator singer, soul builder in fact listening to your song always cools my spirit and whenever I have difficulty in sleeping your voice do the magic. I hope to be someone like you
Well done, Kizz Daniel! More grace to your elbows. LOVE YOU!!
I really love you my musical idol. Wish to be a celebrity like you one day.
Good my flyboy
Thank you for reading.
Thank you for reading.