Kizz Daniel emerges as the best performing act on the TurnTable Charts Q1 Report

first quarter results are in...

Since bursting onto the perennially bustling Afropop scene in the summer of 2014 with the mercurial “Woju,” Kizz Daniel has not slowed down. Now following his stellar musical offerings in the past few months, he emerges as the most prolific act of the first quarter, according to data from Turntable Charts.


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Kizz Daniel’s music is largely defined by playful celebratory lyrics — sunny romance inflected ballads, majestic lax anthems and ambitious odes directed at God. He doesn’t try to buoy his career or lay claim to the top spot, instead his true and tested strategy has always been sticking to what he does best which is flooding the Afropop tableau with dazzling Pop masterpieces.

His last EP ‘Barnabas,’ released at the tail end of 2021, is the paragon of his flagrant commitment to delivering dizzyingly resonant gems over elaborately polished but vapid sonic trinkets. Speaking to Turntable, Kizz Daniel says “I just put out music when I feel good about it and there’s no pressure because I’m not trying to impress anyone. If you have a body of work, you put it out. Barnabas is doing so well right now and it wasn’t particularly planned. I was supposed to drop an album, Afro-Classic, but there was some hold up with some international songs on the album.”

This year, the blistering success of ‘Barnabas’ has kept the embers of Kizz Daniel’s impressive run going, dominating charts across the country. From being an ever-present canon on the Apple Music charts, to dominating the Audiomack and Boomplay charts respectively, its exploits have been stratospheric. A testament of his star-power is his feature (alongside Tiwa Savage) on 1dabanton’s viral tune “No Wahala,” which rocketed to the ranks of the Top Ten hits in the country following the remix.

Alongside Kizz Daniel ‘s gargantuan win at the top of the end of quarter results, there are also a number of other notable wins. Fave emerges as the highest performing newcomer of the first quarter, earning the TurnTable Next Rated title following the release of her debut EP ‘Riddim 5.’ Olamide lands a victory as the highest performing artist on streaming platforms for the past quarter, while Blaise Beatz emerges as the top producer.

The NATIVE and TurnTable charts will be rolling out the full breakdown of the Q1 report over the next few weeks. Keep your eyes peeled for more information.

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