Album Review: No Bad Songz – Kizz Daniel
Following a successful debut album under his former management, G-worldwide back in 2016, Kizz Daniel has won the heart of lots of good music lovers and has been able to get them stay glued to his style of music.
No Bad Songz is one project every Kizz Daniel stan have been looking forward to. Before its release on Friday, 30th November, we heard one track off the 20 tracked album where he featured one of the biggest and prominent acts of 2018, Davido, which he calls One Ticket. After its release, we could say one ticket undoubtedly became a nationwide chorus as everyone could vibe to the intro “loving you na scam”
The NBS album is opened with an intro where he gave a big shout out to the Gods. He followed it up with Tere where he featured Tanzania’s finest, Diamond Platnumz.
He tried to infuse the igbo feel into Oyibe where he talked about making money while still young.
It is already known that Kizz Daniel doesn’t necessarily need a feature to murder a particular song, and that is exactly what he did on Maye, well maybe a little more spice would have made it a sound for all.
He, alongside Wretch 32 did perfect justice to Bad, produced by Major Banks. Wretch 32 is an English recording artiste from Tottenham. Bad is one beautiful track off the album, which makes the album a must to have on your playlist.
While we thought we heard it all on Bad, we expected Nasty C to do the same thing on Ghetto, but we didn’t get enough of him.
Nothing much was expected on a track with DJ Xclusive on it, other than the usual this is football. The features had nothing to offer on that track, Kizz Daniel was everywhere.
On Ayee, it was revealed that Kizz Daniel found love all the way from Lagos to Soweto but still couldn’t find its whereabout. If he had probably stayed back, there are lots of loves waiting for him here, lol.
NBS is not the type of danceable album, it is more of a story telling project. Every track off the album tells a particular story peculiar to it. It is advisable to listen to the entire album and pay attention to the message Kizz Daniel is passing across in his music. Which makes the listening time 59 minutes, not even up to an hour.
In Ja, he talked about the challenges Nigerians face, from SARS, to the kidnappers… Down to the struggles prior to election periods.
Featuring Diplo on Ikwe makes no difference from what a home based DJ and producer would have done on that track, probably it was just a marketing strategy.
Sarkodie showed why he is definitely the biggest rapper in Ghana. He is the perfect guy for Kojo, and he didn’t disappoint.
There really is no bad song on this album yet again, but there are some tracks that could have been much better if he had taken his time. But there is nothing that could be said to a die hard fan about the album. Taking away the few tracks that weren’t up to par, NBS is definitely a must to have on your playlist, thanks to tracks like Gods, No Do, Tere, One Ticket, Time no dey, Maye, Bad, Ghetto, Ayee, Ja, Nesesari, Over, Kojo, and Tobi.
I would rate the album a 70/100. That’s an A, right?
Somewhere in the middle towards the end, it was getting boring, but he brought back the flavour with Nesesari, Over, Kojo and Tobi, and that makes it a beautiful project for Kizz, yet again!