I believe we have a choice in this world about how to tell stories. On the one hand, we can sugarcoat it and make it look all nice and sweet the way they do in the media and entertainment industries, where nothing is too messed up that can't be fixed, or where an average artist is hyped beyond measure and painted as beautiful and talented but in reality they are just average. On the other hand, we can choose to give little attention to real talents, associate all sorts of negativity into their stories, or probably underrate them just because they come from a lowly place. Whatever choice we make, a story will always be a story and people will listen to it regardless of how it is told, and that brings me to my point - if the stories we tell are for the public, then shouldn't we be worried about how they (the public) perceive them and understand them? Here's an unpopular opinion - we can tell them exactly the way they are, regardless of who is involved or who should be involved. The story about one of Nigeria's Afro Pop singers, Kizz Daniel, has been one of a debate since he came into limelight in 2015. While many believe that he is a fine young man with a lot of talent, they are yet to come to terms with the fact that he is good enough and probably the best thing to happen to Africa in recent years. Normally, a person's worth and value is measured through their works and not through a beautiful picture so painted by the media. While Kizz Daniel is not yet the king of African music (which he should already have been), he does make a strong case with his work and artistry. The countless debates on and off social media as to who should truly be crowned with that title have all but proved useless in many cases after the result swung in favor of an artist with the highest buzz in that year, and that can be attributed to the fact that there is power in the way stories are told. So again, what is the best way to tell a story and get it right?
8 albums, 33 tracks
This is Kizz Daniel’s sophomore album and his first album after walking away from his G-Worldwide contract (with a fight). In the period of contractual war with his old record label, he lost rights to his former name Kiss Daniel and had to change it to Kizz Daniel. He started his own label, FlyBoy INC., went ahead to make a second album, and with all the creative freedom, which he lacked at his former label, it didn’t still meet up with his debut album New Era. Let me Explain. At G-Worldwide, he could only feature other G-Worldwide artistes and at that time, it was just Sugarboy and him that made up the Label. Sugarboy was a producer/artiste, while he was the frontline Artiste for the label. Together, these two fed us hit upon hit on his debut album and even made a song together that rocks you down emotionally. “Upon Me” was the best track on his debut album for me; it had the perfect combination from both of them. Sugarboy’s harmonics to the song made the beat even better to listen to. You’d literally be comfortable listening to the harmony and the beat without the vocals alone. So he had all the freedom to use any producer he liked, as well as feature whomever he could afford on the album and following the success of the first album, he could pretty much afford to feature all A-list artistes in the country, but he did even better; he featured top artistes across Africa, Sarkodie, Diamond Platnumz, Nasty C, and Davido. He didn’t stop there. He went on to add UK’s Wretch32 and US DJ, Diplo. With this line up, it would be expected that the album would be the best album ever out of Nigerian industry, but somehow, Burna Boy’s Outside album released January 2018 still overshadowed his that was released November 2018. Its not that the album was terrible, no it wasn’t, it was a very good album, but you just don’t give us that gem as a debut album and follow it up with normal. The success of the first album, the support he garnered from fans during the dispute with his label, the changing of his name, the singles he dropped after the album, the fire features he delivered on other Artistes’ songs, the anticipation of a better album was so high, especially when he revealed the name of the album No Bad Songz and don’t get me started on how long it took us to wait on the album only for me to be disappointed with an album worthy of being a normal debut album. Probably either he was overconfident, or the gaping hole left in his creative panache by Sugarboy’s input and production. It really showed as he had fewer hit songs than his debut album, which was the same 20 track list as this one. Maybe it can all be chalked up to the stress that followed his legal battle with his former boss as a release for a dull album, and hopefully his next project will be as good or even better than his debut album. All we can do now is hope and pray for his return to the top of everyone’s playlists (emphasis on the “s”) with over 7 songs on one album for months.
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- Jun 01, 2019Kizz Daniel, friends storm Abuja for live concert
- Apr 09, 2019Fresh trouble looms for Kizz Daniel as artiste accuse him of fraud
- Apr 06, 2019Kizz Daniel’s reign has ended, it’s my turn - G-Worldwide Entertainment new act Ajura brags - AkPraise
- Apr 05, 2019Kizz Daniel’s reign has ended; it’s my turn, says Ajura
- Mar 31, 2019Kizz Daniel Issues "Fvck You" Challenge, Tiwa Savage & Davido Respond
- Jan 12, 2019Kizz Daniel’s manager, Tumi Lawrence, wasn’t sacked, he voluntarily resigned -Source
- Nov 23, 2018CONTROVERSIAL FRAUD SCANDAL: Babcock University students owe Kizz Daniel apologies – Publicist
- Nov 23, 2018[Music] DJ Xclusive – Ori Mi ft. Kizz Daniel - No.1 African Music, News and Entertainment Website
- G-Worldwide Entertainment (2013-2017)Fly Boy Inc. (2017-present)
Oluwatobiloba Daniel Anidugbe, formerly known as Kiss Daniel, now “Kizz Daniel” (May 2018), is a Nigerian recording artist, performer and entertainer best known for his chart-topping single "Woju" and his critically acclaimed song, Yeba. Formally signed to G-Worldwide Entertainment in 2013, he left the company in November 2017 to create his own record label, Fly Boy Inc.
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