Full Name: Daniel Kanayo Daniel
Popular as: Daniel K Daniel
Age: 34 in 2020
Date of Birth: May 22, 1986
Place of Birth: Maiduguri, Borno, Northeastern part of Nigeria
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Daniel K Daniel is a famous Nigerian actor, model, artist, and event presenter, best known for his role as Bossman in the film A Soldier’s Story.
For the film, he won the Africa Magic Viewer’s Choice Awards 2016 [amvca] and the Africa Movie Academy Awards [AMAA] for Best Actor. Daniel also starred in Period Piece 76 opposite Ramsey Noah, Chidi Mkeme, and Rita Dominic. Daniel has a passion to become a pilot because he had three members of his family as pilots.
However, his hopes died after the doctor confirmed he was nearsighted and limited to becoming a pilot due to his visual impairment. Meanwhile, Daniel’s father has moved to Port Harcourt, Rivers State, South-South Nigeria, while his mother has moved to the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja, on missions.
In 2004, Daniel became depressed after losing his father in a car accident. After graduating from college, he decided to run his uncle’s business, Twinkles Catering Service, a restaurant and restaurant located in Gusau, Zamfara State, Nigeria.
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Daniel began his modeling career in college, making television commercials for Zandas Cosmetics. After graduation, he participated in fashion shows, such as the Moroccan fashion show in Abuja. During one of the shows, a model named Steiner Eunice Opara trained Daniel to audition for a movie.
In 2009, Daniel landed his first role in the television series All About Us. Daniel then starred in a BBC film called Sarah’s Choice, a film directed by Mark Kusar, and starred opposite OC Ukeje, Seun Dada, and Sylvia Oluchi. In 2011, he took a hiatus to join the National Youth Service, a mandatory requirement for Nigerian university graduates.
Daniel then worked with the Independent National Electoral Commission [INEC] in Abuja. He returned to theater in 2011 after completing his National Youth Service program. Daniel starred in several other films such as Ivie, Same Difference, Paint My Life, Tempest, Lions of 76, Jujuwood, Body of the King, Book of Magic, and Mummy Dearest, among others.
Daniel is one of Nigeria’s richest actors as he has an estimated net worth of $1.5 million in 2021. His main source of income is his career as an actor, model, artist, and event actor. Through his various sources of income, Daniel accumulates good net worth but lives a modest lifestyle.