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Five facts about “Vado D’Great” Kizz Daniel

Kizz Daniel is on a worldwide mission!

Having consistently dropped tunes since he first burst onto the music scene some 9 years ago, in the last two years he has just been dishing out back to back hits.

“Lie” started the pattern in 2021, then “Buga” came in June 2022, and “Cough” was released just in time for Christmas 2022. Fans had barely taken a rest from shaking various aspects of their bodies when “Rich Till I Die” was dropped – a couple of weeks ago.

Of course there are much more in between, his limits – at this rate – knows no bounds. Lets get to know Kizz Daniel a little bit more.

1. Kizz Daniel and his immediate fam

Kizz Daniel was born 1 May 1994 as Oluwatobiloba Daniel Anidugbe in Abeokuta, Ogun State to Mr and Mrs Kola Anidugbe.

Daniel’s dad was his number 1 supporter who pushed for him to complete his studies before pursuing music.

He graduated from Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta, in 2013, with a degree in Water Resources Management and Agrometeorology (Water Engineering), and then followed music. Not long after his worldwide fame in 2015, his father sadly passed away.

He is number two of five children. Tolu “Sophie” Anidugbe of Cool FM is his elder sister whom he has had interviews with, and Mofoluwato who has the twitter handle Dad’s Replica, is his younger brother, whom he is very close to and often on tour with.

Tolu “Sophie” Anidugbe of Cool FM is his elder sister whom he has had interviews with, and Mofoluwato who has the twitter handle Dad’s Replica, is his younger brother whom he is very close to and often on tour with. Source: Instagram

2. Who is Kizz Daniel’s wife? And how they met

Kizz Daniel’s wife is an extremely private person as confirmed by artist in a recent Twitter Q & A session.

The clearest her face has been seen in public was social media Mother’s day post by Kizz Daniel in March 2022 in which he wrote “Happy Mother’s Day to the mother of my triplets, MJ”. She was wearing a masks and hat to disguise herself as much as possible.

MJ here is referencing Mummy J, for the initials of their children’s names.

The nearest her face has been seen in public was social media Mother’s day post by Kizz Daniel in March 2022 in which he wrote “Happy Mother’s Day to the mother of my triplets, MJ”. Source: Instagram

Her full identity remains very much a mystery although many have pointed out that she is the talented dancer, Ovajoja, who can be seen on Instagram wearing face masks, hats and dressed like a tomboy while dancing with Kizz in various clips.

The couple met via social media DMs and had been dating for 7 years before falling pregnant in 2020.

3. Welcoming Triplets

Kizz Daniel and wife welcomed a set of triplets in May 2021 – Jamal, Jalil and Jelani. Jamal tragically died 4 days after birth.

A few days later, he purchased a two-bedroom penthouse each for Jalil and Jelani.

4. Why Kizz Daniel changed from Kiss Daniel?

Kizz Daniel bust onto the music scene – as Kiss Daniel – in 2014 after signing a 5-year contract with G-Worldwide Entertainment in 2013, owned by Festus Ehimare aka Emperor Geezy.

Under them he released various hits including Woju and Laye, however it was rumoured the Yeba singer was being paid a dissmal 5-figure sum monthly.

He formed his record label Flyboy Inc in 2017, as his contract with G-Worldwide came to closer to the end. Following his departure, the two had a disagreement and Kizz was sued.

The artist declared a change of name on the 23rd of May 2018 to which G-Worldwide retaliated on 15 June 2018 with a trademark claim on “Kiss Daniel or Kizz Daniel”.

After years of battling, Daniel posted a video of himself and Festus in April 2022 dancing to Daniel’s song “Oshe” tagged #Peace&Love outside what seem to be a court.

5. Controversies

A few controversies have occurred since Kizz Daniel popularity soared rapidly, thanks to the release of Buga.

In August 2022, Summer Amplified Show’s promoter arrested the 28 year old in Tanzania for failing to show up and perform at the show in Dar es Salaam.

The Chairman of Nigerians in Diaspora Commission, Abike Dabiri-Erewa liaised for his release. Once released, he explained his own version of events in a press conference, apologised and offered to do another show for free when next he returns to Tanzania.

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