16th July, 2022
Award-winning Nigerian singer and songwriter, Oluwatobiloba Daniel Anidugbe, better known by his stage name Kizz Daniel has broken a record in the music industry as the most streamed artiste on Boomplay.
This achievement was announced by Boomplay, one of the biggest digital streaming platforms in Africa on Wednesday.
The “Buga” crooner was able to achieve this milestone with his successful EP.
‘Barnabas’ was the first to hit over 100 million streams on Boomplay music making him the current most streamed artist on the platform.
Apart From “Barnabas” with 133.5 million streams, other leading projects in those streams include “King of Love” with 39 million streams, “No Bad Songs” with 22.1 million streams, and his most streamed single “Buga hitting global airwaves” at 82 million streams.
With this feat, Kizz Daniel becomes the leader of Boomplay’s Golden Club.
Other Afro-pop musicians in the Golden club circle includes Burna Boy, Fireboy, Joeboy, Omah Lay, Rayvanny, Diamond Platnumz, Davido, Wizkid, Olamide, Naira Marley, Ruger, Black Sherif and Simi.
Earlier in April 2022, Boomplay announced that Kizz Daniel became the first artist to hit 100,000,000 project-based streams in less than six months with his fourth studio project Barnabas EP.
Kizz Daniel recently released the video for his 2022 hit song Buga featuring Tekno in the video directed by T.G Omori, popularly called Boy Director.
The 28-year-old Afropop singer released the visuals of Buga after the song has amassed over 17 million views on YouTube. Since its release, it has topped the charts of various online music streaming platforms.
The song had achieved the status of the most Shazamed song in the world and also held the number one position in over ten countries on the Apple Music Charts.
Shazam is an online application that can identify music, movies, advertising, and television shows, based on a short sample played and using the microphone on the device.
Kizz Daniel is regarded as one of the few Nigerian singers without a bad song, as every song he releases is a hit.
These include Laye (2016) Woju (2016), Jumbo (2016), Mama (2016), Yeba (2017), Jaho (2020), Park n Go (2020), and Ada (2020) and Pour me water (2021).
The Ogun State-born singer rose to fame when he began his music career in 2014 under G-Worldwide Entertainment record before he left the label following a well-publicised contract dispute and court case.
The father-of-two later founded his record label, the Fly Boy Inc record label, in November 2017.