Zlatan Ibile

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Zlatan Ibile
Birth nameOmoniyi Temidayo Raphael
BornDecember 19, 1994
OriginEkiti State, Nigeria
Genres
Occupation(s)
  • Singer
  • songwriter
  • dancer
InstrumentsVocals,
Years active2011–present
Associated acts

Omoniyi Temidayo Raphael (born 19 December 1994), also known as Zlatan Ibile is a Nigerian indigenous rapper, songwriter and dancer.[1] [2] In 2014, Temidayo won the Airtel one mic talent show held in Abeokuta, Ogun state.[3] In the latter parts of 2018, Temidayo released a single named "Zanku" with a new dance routine that has taken the entire country by storm.[4]

Career[edit]

Temidayo was born and raised in Lagos, he is originally from Ekiti State.[5] Temidayo is a graduate of Moshood Abiola Polytechnic[6], with a higher national diploma in Business Administration.[7] He started music after high school in 2011,[8] Temidayo at the age of 19 won a music talent competition called "The One Mic Campus Tour" in Abeokuta, Ogun state.[9] He first came into the Nigerian music scene in 2017 when he released a single titled "My body" where he featured Olamide.[10] The song went viral when a video of Davido dancing to the song surfaced online, and that was the beginning of his friendship with Davido.[11]

Temidayo followed up in 2018 with an appearance on "Able God", a hit song by Chinko Ekun that featured Lil Kesh as well.[12] Then he dropped "Zanku" soon after with a new dance routine titled the same name.[13] Another song featuring Davido was released before the end of 2018, called "Osanle".[14] Temidayo started 2019 with the release of Glory before appearing on another hit single alongside Burna Boy, the song is titled "Killin dem". Just recently, he was featured by Aristocrat signed act Ceeza Milli on a new song titles Flenjo. [15] He was also featured on Naira Marley's "Am I a Yahoo Boy"

Controversy[edit]

In 2017, a video of a 9 year old kid named Segun surfaced on Instagram talking about he wants to be an internet fraudster.[16] It turned out the boy was just a goofy kid who loves to play around. Temidayo opened up an Instagram account for the boy and started promoting him as a comedian. Temidayo helped the boy into a new private school and cleaned him up. In 2018, things turned sour when It was reported that Temidayo was using the 9 year old Segun as a means to extort people.[17] It was also reported that some thugs related to the family of the kid attacked and assaulted Temidayo,[18][19] which led to the end of his relationship with the kid.[20] recently, he released a new song with HarrySong.[21]

Arrest[edit]

Zlatan was arrested by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission on the 10th day of May 2019 for alleged involvement in fraud, he was released four days later.[20]

Omoniyi was arrested alongside Naira Marley(Azeez fashola),Rahman Jago and two others in connection with alleged case of internet fraud and money laundering.[22][23] He was subsequently released by the EFCC.[24]

Discography[edit]

Singles[edit]

  • Odun Yi (2016)
  • My body, ft Olamide (2017)
  • Omoge (2017)
  • Zanku (Legwork) (2018)
  • Oja (2018)
  • Osanle, ft Davido (2018)[25]
  • This year (2019)
  • 4 Days In Ekohtiebo (2019) [26]
  • Glory (2019)[27]
  • Jo (2019)
  • Killin Dem (ft. Burna Boy) (2019)
  • This Year (2019)
  • Shotan ft Tiwa Savege (2019)

Singles (as featured artist)[edit]

Awards and Nominations[edit]

Year Event Price Result Ref
2018 City People Music Award style="background: #FDD; color: black; vertical-align: middle; text-align: ; " class="no table-no2"|Nominated [28]


See Also[edit]

List of Nigerians

List of Nigerian Musicians

List of Yoruba People

Music of Nigeria

References[edit]

  1. ^ Moss9ja (2019-03-18). "Zlatan Ibile's Biography, Net Worth, Age, Houses, and Cars 2019". Moss9ja. Retrieved 2019-04-11.
  2. ^ kunleben (2019-02-25). "Zlatan Ibile Biography - Age, Songs, Net Worth & Pictures". 360dopes. Retrieved 2019-04-09.
  3. ^ "19-year-old student wins Airtel One Mic Talent show". The Nation Nigeria. 2014-06-02. Retrieved 2019-04-09.
  4. ^ "Zanku: the new viral dance that has taken over the Nigerian music scene". www.pulse.ng. 2018-12-12. Retrieved 2019-04-09.
  5. ^ kunleben (2019-02-25). "Zlatan Ibile Biography - Age, Songs, Net Worth & Pictures". 360dopes. Retrieved 2019-04-11.
  6. ^ Published. "I regret helping Segun Wire – Zlatan Ibile". Punch Newspapers. Retrieved 2019-04-11.
  7. ^ Oladimeji (2018-11-29). "Facts You Don't Know About "Zanku Dance" Popularized By Zlatan Ibile | 36NG". Retrieved 2019-04-11.
  8. ^ "I am not signed to Davido's record label – Zlatan Ibile". www.ghanaweb.com. Retrieved 2019-04-12.
  9. ^ "19-year-old student wins Airtel One Mic Talent show". The Nation Nigeria. 2014-06-02. Retrieved 2019-04-11.
  10. ^ Published. "I regret helping Segun Wire – Zlatan Ibile". Punch Newspapers. Retrieved 2019-04-12.
  11. ^ "I am not signed to Davido's record label – Zlatan Ibile". www.ghanaweb.com. Retrieved 2019-04-12.
  12. ^ guardian.ng https://guardian.ng/features/zlatan-ibile-is-the-streets-latest-pop-culture/. Retrieved 2019-04-12. Missing or empty |title= (help)
  13. ^ Owolawi, Taiwo (2019-01-09). "Rising star Zlatan releases much-anticipated video Zanku (Legwork)". Legit.ng - Nigeria news. Retrieved 2019-04-12.
  14. ^ "Zlatan Ibile – "Osanle" ft. Davido » tooXclusive | MP3". tooXclusive. 2018-11-12. Retrieved 2019-04-12.
  15. ^ "Flenjo: the new song he was featured by Ceeza Milli". 2019-06-21. Retrieved 2019-06-24.
  16. ^ "Zlatan Ibile Beaten Up By Family Members Of 'ChaChe' Sensation, Segun Wire || WATCH « tooXclusive". tooXclusive. 2018-02-26. Retrieved 2019-04-12.
  17. ^ Nigeria, Information (2018-02-26). "Zlatan Withdraws Helping Segun Wire The True Event To The Story Online". INFORMATION NIGERIA. Retrieved 2019-04-12.
  18. ^ "Zlatan Ibile Beaten Up By Family Members Of 'ChaChe' Sensation, Segun Wire || WATCH « tooXclusive". tooXclusive. 2018-02-26. Retrieved 2019-04-12.
  19. ^ "Zlatan Ibile Beaten Up By Family Members Of 'ChaChe' Sensation, Segun Wire || WATCH « tooXclusive". tooXclusive. 2018-02-26. Retrieved 2019-04-12.
  20. ^ Published. "I regret helping Segun Wire – Zlatan Ibile". Punch Newspapers. Retrieved 2019-04-12.
  21. ^ kunleben (2019-02-25). "Harrysong Ft Zlatan – Chacha (Remix)". 360dopes. Retrieved 2019-04-11.
  22. ^ https://m.guardian.ng/life/naira-marleys-management-says-he-borrowed-laptop-he-was-arrested-with/
  23. ^ https://dailypost.ng/2019/05/10/breaking-arrested-naira-marley-zlatan-ibile-rahman-jago-others-efcc-gives-details-photos/amp/
  24. ^ https://www.premiumtimesng.com/news/top-news/330030-zlatan-three-others-freed-naira-marley-still-in-efcc-custody.html?amp_markup=1
  25. ^ Posted by Adeyanju Adewumi on November 7, 2018 at 7:24am in Entertainment; Discussions, View. "DOWNLOAD MUSIC: Zlatan Ft. Davido – Osanle mp3". community.vanguardngr.com. Retrieved 2019-04-12.
  26. ^ "Days After Release From EFCC Custody, Zlatan Ibile Drops Single '4 Days In Okotie Eboh'".
  27. ^ Owolawi, Taiwo (2019-01-30). "Fast rising rapper Zlatan Ibile shares inspirational story in new track, Glory". Legit.ng - Nigeria news. Retrieved 2019-04-12.
  28. ^ Reporter (2018-10-17). "#CPMA2018: City People Music Awards Nominees' List Out". City People Magazine. Retrieved 2019-04-12.