ALBUM REVIEW: Kizz Daniel – No Bad Songz

 

Kizz Daniel recently dropped his much-anticipated sophomore album “No Bad Songz”. On the heels of his departure from G-Worldwide Music, fans were excited to see what the 24-year-old star could achieve with his new label and management. Naturally, a title like No Bad Songz, has set lofty expectations.

The album definitely showcases the vocal maturity of Kizz Daniel as an artist and features exceptional artists including Nasty C, Davido, Simi and Wretch 32. It is no surprise that One Ticket is the smash hit single with great production and relatable lyrics (shout out to the frugal boys out there), however, it is Davido’s verse and presence that takes the track to the next level as a mainstream hit. The Ghetto is another impressive track as Kizz Daniel’s sound blends well with Nasty C’s impressive lyrical ability and flow. Additionally, I enjoyed Bad featuring UK artist Wretch 32 as  Kizz Daniel managed to retain his signature sound and production value amidst Wretch 32’s distinct Grime vibe. The album features several shorter, feel-good tracks of which Poko and Maye stand out as possible party hits.

This album has definitely cemented Kizz Daniel’s distinct style and branded it firmly within the Nigerian music scene. However, as an artist recently released from a restrictive label situation, he did not take as many risks as we may have hoped. While there were standout tracks, 20 songs is a few too many for an album with several forgettable tracks. Some were almost indistinguishable in production value, vocals and lyrical content. However, those that enjoy that distinct sound will have more than enough to keep them satisfied. While it is clear that Kizz Daniel has more creative control of his own content and held his own on these feature tracks, the album would fare better as a shorter, more audibly daring project. That being said, No Bad Songz is a solid effort and has us excited for what is in store for Kizz Daniel in the years to come.

VIBE RATING: 6.5/10

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