Kizz Daniel: The meaning of ‘Buga’

Nigeria’s popular singer, Kizz Daniel, has explained the meaning of his hit track: “Buga.”


He offered the meaning on: “The Breakfast Club,” a morning show on Power 105.1 in New York, United States of America.


The hit track ”Buga” has become a hit song around the world, with a challenge, called: “Buga Challenge,” travelling round the world.


The Tekno-assisted track has enjoyed massive success both locally and globally with individuals of different social strata jumping on the “Buga Challenge.”


Important personalities have been caught dancing the song.


Just recently, Nigeria’s world record holder in the 100m hurdles at the World Athletic Championship in Oregon, United States of America, Tobi Amusan, had a white man play the music for her after she emerged winner.

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Speaking on the meaning on the radio show, Daniel, 28, explained: “Buga means to flaunt your success unapologetically.


“Just letting people know that you’ve worked so hard and you deserve to celebrate your success.”


Also, while on on Power 1051 FM’s The Breakfast Club, where he was interviewed by American radio hosts, Charlamagne tha god, and Angela Yee; Kizz Daniel said he never thought Buga would be intercontinental hit.

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In the interview released 1st August 2021 on YouTube, Kizz Daniel spoke about his intercontinental hit single ‘Buga’, his relationship with Tiwa Savage, his style of music, creative process, his dream to sell out the O2, handling interest from female fans, becoming an actor, and being a businessman as well as other issues.


He revealed that he recorded Buga before playing it for Tekno who then recorded his verse.


Buga also topped the list of the most searched song on Google in the first half of 2022.


‘Buga’ was released on 3rd May 2022, and with a blistering three-month run, it was able to become the most popular song in Nigeria. The song has been the fans’ favourite; with listening and streams from all over the world, massive ratings and undoubtedly the biggest song in Nigeria.


He also nurses a dream of one day selling out the O2 Arena in London just as he once wished he had the opportunity of performing the hit song “Buga” at the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar.

Kizz Daniel: The meaning of 'Buga'
Kizz Daniel: The meaning of ‘Buga’

With the global success of ‘Buga’, Kizz Daniel’s ambitions of selling out the 02 appear to be very much within reach.


Also, Kizz Daniel revealed that social media played a significant role in making ‘Buga’ a hit.


The dance step that accompanies the song increased its appeal and made the song a digital success which as culminated in making it the biggest African song of 2022.


Netizens on Instagram, Facebook, and TikTok participated in the dance challenge with #buga. Buga is the hit song everyone currently vibes to; From young, old, men and women, to people on the streets, at parties, and all over social media.


Kizz Daniel’s also made an honest classification of his music. Charlamagne referred to Kizz Daniel’s Afroclassic as a genre and Kizz corrected him.


He said: “Afroclassic is not a genre. It’s just my type of Afrobeats. Every song I make is a classic so I like to call my sound Afroclassic.”


When asking Kizz Daniel about his relationship with Tiwa Savage, Charlamagne referred to Tiwa as the Queen of Afrobeats.

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