In the past few years, we’ve witnessed Kizz Daniel rise above obstacles synonymous with a number of his colleagues in the industry: the power tussle that comes with the coming of age of novices in the industry, the legal mess that follows, the attraction of negative press and attention, the waning of the fans pool, the struggle to keep one’s head above water with the move to a new label, most especially when its self founded and a host of other issues.
Kizz Daniel endured all of these. He went from cancelling clauses that had him mentioning his label owner’s name on every song to choosing his own features and having the biggest hits in the industry, even landing international deals and gaining ground in the global industry. While no one expected the rate at which his artistry will grow seeing as he presented as a very good candidate for the one hit wonder phenomenon following the numerous remixes of his breakout single: Woju and the flak he got for his primary involvement in the legal battle with his estranged record label owner, his success and his current reach does not come as a surprise. His talent and devotion to his career is non-debatable which is why when he began the promotion for his debut Flyboy Inc. album: No Bad Songz which has undergone a name change and a revamped tracklist, after he had just recently launched the label, anticipation began to build up.
Fresh off the heels of the crispy visual release for his well received collaborative effort with Davido: One Ticket which sits at the fourth spot and serves as the second official single, comes his Flyboy Inc. debut: No Bad Songz: a twenty track treasure trove of upbeat melodies dedicated to his congenital talent and the subjects that matter most to him that feels like a sequel to New Era despite his departure from the novice quality present in it and his earlier releases.
No Bad Songz although missing a majority of his 2018 chart toppers as expected is a collection of instant hits, ranging greatly in genres and character; in the sense of the scope of features and showing off Kizz Daniel’s newly developed many sides and flavors, all while still keeping that special sound powered by his hearty vocals that put him on our radars in the first place. And though as expected the rampant theme is Love, the volatile and multicultural nature of the features which explores the individuality of these artistes including Diamond Platinumz , Wretch 32, Nasty C and Sarkodie among others makes the track by track build up, unboxable.
Kizz Daniel took a major risk by releasing a whooping twenty track album seeing as the majority of his listeners in Nigeria and perhaps beyond are not built to be patient with lengthy projects but No Bad Songz is a stream of his conscious and sub conscious, a sign of his disregard for societal dictates and an indication of an endless line of muses and maintaining the same doggedness that inspired him to take matters into his own hands at G Worldwide Entertainment, he pushes his intent forward with the release of the album. While it might seem foolish, its an inspiration and his relentlessness is inspiring. We hope to see him ‘keep the same energy’ in the future.