Daniel K Daniel is an award winning Nigerian actor, model and Voice over artiste known for his role in the movie “A Soldier’s Story”.
Daniel was born on May 22, 1986 in Maiduguri, Borno, northern part of Nigeria.
He is originally a native of Nenwe in Ani-Nri local government area of Enugu state and grew up partly in Enugu, Port Harcourt and Abuja where his parents had lived.
His father, Chris Daniel was an engineer while his mother, Kande Daniel is a Broadcast Journalist and former National president of Nigeria Association of Women Journalists and currently serves as the special adviser to the Nigerian Minister of Power on Media Matters.
He is the first child in a family of four children. He has two younger brothers and a sister who is the last born. One of his brothers, Chris Daniel Jnr (Kris’D) is a musician and performing artist.
He attended Command children school for his primary education and completed his secondary education at Federal Government College, Enugu. He studied Biochemistry at the Nnamdi Azikwe University Awka, Anambra state.
Daniel had wanted to be a pilot due to influences of the likes of his foster grandfather, former chief of Air Staff, (Late) Air Marshal Ibrahim Alfa and his three uncles – Squadron Leader John Chukwu, Air Sh Vice-Marshal Chris Chukwu and Shu’aibu lfa (a civil pilot) but his hope was dashed after beig diagnosed with Myopia (short sightedness) and was told it will be difficult to achieve his dreams with poor eyesight.
Just after he graduated from the University in 2009, he managed his uncle’s business Twinkles Catering Service, in Zamfara State for four months.
Daniel got involved with acting and has not look back since then.
He has got the handsome looks, the perfect height and body physique.
He is one of the talented in the industry, he can fit into any roles given to him.
Danile K Daniel started his career as a model while doing a couple of television commercials for Zanda Cosmetics.
He got involved in many fashion shows including the Abuja Moroccan Fashion Show. Just after one of those shows, he was dragged by a Supermodel Steiner Eunice Opera to a movie audition.
Of course, the directors were impressed with his talent and gave him his first role in the Television series ‘All About Us’.
Daniel moved steadily as he got a role for a BBC (British Broadcasting Corporation) movie titled Sarah’s Choice, directed by Mak Kusare, starring alongside the likes of OC Ukeje, Seun Dada and Sylvia Oluchi.
He got another interesting role on the Amstel Malata box office produced movie “The Child” starring alongside Joke Silva, Alex Usifo, Bukky Ajayi and Wole Ojo. His impressive performance had earned him a lead role in the hit movie “Ladies’ Men”, directed by Afam Okereke while starring top actors such as Funke Akindele, Queen Nwokoye, Ruth Kadiri, Mercy Johnson, Alex Ekubo and Chigozie Atuanya.
The handsome actor took a break from acting in February 2010 for his National Youth Service (NYSC) where he had worked with the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in Abuja.
He returned to acting in 2011 and starred in numerous movies such as Tempest, Under, Paint My Life, Matchmaker, Devil in Red and so on.
Daniel came to limelight for his role in the movie “A Soldier’s Story”. He was also a delight to watch on screen for his roles in the period piece 76, starring alongside Ramsey Noah, Chidi Mokeme and Rita Dominic.
Daniel k Daniel has starred in more than 150 Nollywood movies which include:
- A Soldier’s Story
- Romantic Majesty
- Wetin Women Want
- Juju wood
- Lions of 76
- Till Death
- Black Widow
- Body of the King
- Same Difference
- Ladies Men
- Paint My Life
- A Long Night
- Mummy Dearest
- Dise’s Secrets
Daniel got married to his wife, Tina in a traditional wedding ceremony held on August 26, 2017 at Nnewi in Anambra state.
Of course it was followed up with a white wedding ceremony held on November 18, 2017 in Lagos.
They welcomed their first child on May 22, 2019, which happens to be Daniel’s birthday.
Awards & Nominations
For his effort in the industry, Daniel has won numerous awards such as:
- Best Actor in a Drama at Africa Magic Viewers Choice Awards (2016)
- Best Actor in A Lead Role at 12th Africa Movie Academy Awards (2016)
- Best Actor of the Year at City People Awards (2014)
- Revelation of the Year at Best of Nollywood Awards (BON) (2014)
He also got nominations such as:
- Best Actor at Golden Movie Awards (2016)
- Best Actor at Nigeria Entertainment Awards (2016
Daniel K Daniel is one of the most influential Nigerian actor with an estimated net worth of $1.5 million.