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Today (May 22) is the birthday of fast-rising Nollywood actor Daniel K Daniel, as he clocks 33. Handsome years! He is best known for his portrayal of the heroic Oviawe in the Amstel Malta Box Office produced feature film, The Child. Join us in wishing Daniel K Daniel a very happy birthday on Nollywood Community!


Daniel Kanayo Daniel (DKD) is a Nigerian television and film actor, model, voice-over artiste and events compere. The handsome actor is a Gemini by birth sign. Get to know more about him in the brief biography below.



Daniel was born on the 22nd of May 1986 at the University of Maiduguri Teaching Hospital in Maiduguri, Borno State, in the Northeastern region of Nigeria. He is of Igbo descent and is a native of Nenwe in Ani-Nri Local Government Area of Enugu State. While Daniel was a toddler, his family relocated to Lagos State in Southwest Nigeria and then to the Southeast State of Enugu, where he began his formal education.

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His father, Chris Daniel was an engineer and his mother Kande Daniel, 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. DKD is the first of four children. He has a younger brother named Chris Daniel Jnr (Kris’D), who is a musician and performing artist in the Nigerian entertainment industry.


In November 2004, Daniel lost his father (Chris Daniel) in a ghastly auto crash and being the first child, he had to grow up quickly. Daniel went on to study Applied Biochemistry at Nnamdi Azikiwe University Awka, Anambra State, from 2004 to 2009 when he graduated. Prior to that, he attended Command Children Primary School in Enugu and Command Day Secondary School before transferring to Federal Government College Enugu in 1999.


Daniel started his modelling career while in school, doing a couple of Television commercials for Zandas Cosmetics . In 2009 when he returned to Abuja from the university, he took part in a few runway shows including the Abuja Moroccan Fashion Show. Daniel K Daniel’s first acting job is the television drama series, All About Us.


Some of Daniel K Daniel movies include – The Child, Ladies Men, Under, Ivie, Same Difference, Paint My Life, Tempest, Lions of 76 , Jujuwood, Body of the King, Book of Magic, Matchmaker, Spirit Girl , Devil in Red, Girl, Mummy Dearest, Bambitious and others.

Daniel’s birth sign is Gemini. To conclude this birthday post, we wish
Daniel K Daniel many more happy years, success and continuous God’s blessings as he celebrates his 30th birthday with the Nollywood Community !

Happy birthday to DKD
Happy birthday to DKD

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Joan Nwankwo is a founding member and blogger at Nollywood Community, a Nigerian online community for sharing and discussing all things Nollywood. I enjoy blogging about our Nollywood Celebrities! 🙌

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