Kizz Daniel became a sensation and rose to the top in the mid 2010s, when the industry was undergoing a major transformation.
It’s safe to say Kizz Daniel (who started out as “Kiss Daniel”) was on top when that meant a lot. Some say he fell off, but even today he’s still top 10, either we’re talking about hype, numbers or the quality of the music.
The “Woju” singer has amassed a huge following for himself simply by doing solemn bangers with his sultry playboy vocals and projecting his irresistible fly Yoruba demon vibes. For Kizz, the music isn’t deeper than feel-good vibes, the good life and women worth simping over.
For what it’s worth, Kizz Daniel is one of the most consistent in today’s industry. Over the course of his 6-year career, he’s released three solid albums. And, of course, numerous singles and accompanying music videos.
His debut, “New Era” remains one of the best albums in contemporary afro-pop music. His follow-up, “No Bad Songz” came in 2018, and stamped his claim as one of the most talented out here.
Although his last studio album “King of Love” received generally mixed reviews, that has not stopped the pop star from running one of the most dynamic campaigns ever. Kizz Daniel is truly one of the best, in his own right.
But, what’s he going for next? Is he ever going to be able to top his “New Era” and “No Bad Songz” era? While that seems rather unlikely, it’s interesting to watch what he’s got planned.
Already he’s having a stellar 2021. He kicked off the year with the release of “Currently,” a song with a street-vibe featuring Olamide, Falz and LK Kuddy. He’s since followed that with “Flex” and the re-release of “Necesari,” a song from his 2018 album.
His new single, “Lie” is expected to build on the hype he’s garnered with the previous releases and maybe if it gets enough love, it’ll make it to his next album, which will most likely come next year.
“Lie” is basic Kizz Daniel vibes, no extras. He just sings about his love interest and drops a couple lines from the Yoruba demon playbook. The kind of thing you hear and you know it’s all lies. But Kizz is saying it’s not a lie, weaving in sonorous never-heard-before melodies and tunes on the afro-pop instrumental.
“Lie” is the kind of song that’ll fit in on “No Bad Songz” or even “King of Love.” The vibe is not different from the classic Kizz Daniel we know. Sounds like so many of his songs even.
The chances of this becoming a huge hit are very little, because there’s virtually nothing special about it. But no doubt, it’s a good song. Which makes me really wonder if Kizz Daniel can make a bad song at this stage.