Zlatan (musician)

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Zlatan
Zlatan Ibile.jpg
Background information
Birth nameOmoniyi Temidayo Raphael
Also known asZlatan Ibile
Born (1994-12-19) 19 December 1994 (age 26)
Genres
Occupation(s)
  • Rapper
  • singer
  • songwriter
  • dancer
InstrumentsVocals
Associated acts

Omoniyi Temidayo Raphael (born 19 December 1994), known professionally as Zlatan Ibile, is a Nigerian singer, songwriter, musician and dancer.[1] He is the CEO and founder of Zanku record [1] .In 2014, he won the Airtel-sponsored One Mic talent show held in Abeokuta, Ogun State.[2] Towards the end of 2018, Zlatan released a single titled "Zanku", with a new dance routine of the same name.[3] On 3 November 2019, he released his debut studio album Zanku, an acronym for Zlatan Abeg No Kill Us.[4] The artiste, who claimed, in 2020 that it was his dream to become a footballer, not a musician.[5]

Career[edit]

Omoniyi Temidayo Raphael was born and raised in Ilorin, but has family roots in Ekiti State. In 2011, he graduated with a national diploma in business administration from Moshood Abiola Polytechnic.[6][7] Zlatan decided to pursue a career in music after graduating secondary school.[8] When he was 19 years old, he won the Airtel-sponsored "One Mic Campus Tour" music competition, which was held in Abeokuta, Ogun State.[9] He gained recognition in the Nigerian music industry after releasing the Olamide-assisted track "My Body" in 2017.[10][11] In 2018, Lawrence Irabor,one of the co-owner of Alleluyah Boiz Entertainment sign Zlatan to their record label A.B.E. record when he heard the song Zlatan sang with Olamide.[2]

Zlatan gained further exposure following his collaboration with Chinko Ekun and Lil Kesh on the 2018 hit single "Able God".[12] Shortly afterwards, he dropped "Zanku", a song that was accompanied by a dance routine of the same name.[13] Towards the end of 2018, Zlatan released the Davido-assisted track "Osanle".[14] In early 2019, he released "Glory" before being featured on Burna Boy's "Killin Dem", a track from the latter's fourth studio album African Giant. Shortly afterwards, he was featured on Ceeza Milli's "Flenjo" and Naira Marley's "Am I a Yahoo Boy".[15] On 26 July 2019, Zlatan announced he signed an endorsement deal with Coca-Cola.[16]

Zanku Records[edit]

On January 1, 2020, Zlatan took to his Instagram page to announce the launch of his record label 'Zanku Records' without no artists unveiled.[17] Down to February 25, he celebrated his birthday while he announced the numbers and names of acts he signed. He listed three artists named: Papisnoop, Oberz and Jamopyper, he also announced the official signing of a Videographer/Cinematographer named Visionary Pictures, his Manager 'Manager Jiggy', his Music Producer 'Rexxie' and a PR Consultant 'Biesloaded'. He made this announcement with a picture of him and seven other people via his Instagram page.[18]==RELATIONSHIP : Zlatan Ibile is in a relationship with Davita Lamai and they have a son called Shiloh Toluwalase.Zlatan is also in a relationship with Seyi [3]

Arrest and release==[edit]

In May 2019, the EFCC arrested Zlatan and a few others in connection with an alleged case of internet fraud and money laundering.[19][20] A few days later, he was released on administrative bail.[21]

ENDSARS protest[edit]

In October 2020, during the EndSARS protest, Zlatan released "Soro Soke" to express his concern over the massacre of innocent youths at the Lekki toll gate[22]

Discography[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

  • Zanku (2019)

Singles[edit]

As lead artist
Year Title Album Ref
2016 "Odun Yi" (featuring Spaceboi) Non-album single [23]
2017 "Omoge" [24]
"My Body" (featuring Olamide) [25]
2018 "Jogor" (featuring Lil Kesh and Naira Marley) [26]
"Zanku (Legwork)" [27]
"Oja" [28]
"Osanle" (featuring Davido) [29]
2019 "This Year"
"4 Days in Ekohtiebo" [30]
"Killin Dem" (with Burna Boy) African Giant
"Shotan" (featuring Tiwa Savage) Zanku
"kokosa" (featuring Juls, Damibliz, Jorlasi) [31]
"Bolanle" (with IVD) Non-album single
"Gbeku" (featuring Burna Boy) Zanku [32]
"Yeye Boyfriend" [33]
2020 "Quilox" Non-album single [34]
"Unripe Pawpaw" (featuring Papisnoop, Jamo Pyper and Oberz) [35]
2020 "The Matter" Non-album single [36]
2020 "Soro Soke" Non-album single [37]
2020 "Lagos Anthem" Non-album single [38]
As featured artist
Year Title Album Ref
2019 "Jo" (Dammy Krane featuring Zlatan and Olamide) Non-album single [39]
"Am I a Yahoo Boy" (Naira Marley featuring Zlatan)
"Kowope" (HDT featuring Zlatan and GCN) [40]
"Flenjo" (Ceeza Milli featring Zlatan)
Lock Up (Davolee ft. Zlatan) [41]
"Chacha" (Remix) (Harrysong featuring Zlatan)
"Onye Eze 2.0" (CDQ featuring Zlatan) [42]
"Gelato" (DJ Cuppy featuring Zlatan) [43]
2020 "Chairman" (Remix) (Dremo featuring Zlatan) [44]
"Pongilah" (Slimcase featuring Zlatan) [45]
"Egungun" (Remix) (Obesere featuring Zlatan) [46]
"Of Lala" (Rahman Jago featuring Zlatan and Jamo Pyper) [47]
"O Por" (Rexxie featuring Zlatan) Afro Street Vol. 1 [48]

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Event Prize Recipient Result Ref
2018 City People Music Awards Rookie of the Year Himself Nominated [49]
2019 The Headies Next Rated Nominated [50]
Best Street Hop Artiste Zlatan for "Zanku (Legwork)" Nominated
Best Collaboration Burna Boy and Zlatan for "Killin Dem" Won
Song of the Year "Legwork" Nominated
African Muzik Magazine Awards Best New Act Himself Won [51]
Best Collaboration Burna Boy and Zlatan for "Killin Dem" Won
Song of the Year "Killin Dem" Won

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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