Popular Nigerian singer, Oluwatobiloba Daniel Anidugbe, professionally known as Kizz Daniel, has opened up about the traumatic experience he had as a growing child and the effect it had on his social life.
He admitted that when he was younger, he was overweight, and as a result, his peers teased and harassed him to the point that he began staying inside.
The “Buga” crooner claimed that because of his horrific childhood experience, he still has trouble interacting with others.
Kizz shared this during a recent conversation on the Afrobeats Podcast, which is hosted by British-Nigerian media personality Adesope Olajide.
The musician added that he uses alcohol as a coping mechanism occasionally to help him deal with social anxiety.
“I have built a world of my own in my head since I was little. Because growing up, I was a fat kid. I was chubby. So, I don’t go out because the kids in the area make fun of me. They called me orobo (someone who is fat). And they bullied me. So I always stay indoors.
During that time that I always stayed indoors, I’d already built this fantasy world in my head. In the world that I have built in my head, I’m very comfortable in that space.
So, I reintroduced myself to the world after I lost weight; I lost all forms of social skills. I don’t know how to communicate. I don’t know how to socialise with people.”