Oniyide Azeez, who was born on November 21, 1999, is an artist who has been a pioneer in the Street Pop music industry in Nigeria. Zinoleesky is the stage name that is used professionally by the brilliant rapper, singer, and composer.
In 2017, he rose to prominence as a result of the widespread popularity of his freestyle rap videos on the internet. In 2019, he signed a record contract with Marlian Music and has since then released an extended play dubbed Chrome that has been quite successful commercially.
As a result of the success of his songs such as Gone Far, Kilofeshe, Ma Pariwo, Wo Wa Mi, and Rocking, he is considered to be one of the Afrobeats genre’s potential future guardians.
On the 21st of November 1999, Zinoleesky was welcomed into the world by her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Azeez, who practice Islam. The Mainland neighborhood of Lagos city is where he was born, but the Agege Local Government Area is where he spent most of his formative years.
Eight days after his birth, his parents decided to give him the name Oniyide Azeez. He was brought up in the Muslim religion and learned to read and recite the Quran at an early age due to his upbringing. When he was a teenager, he had finished reading all of the chapters of the holy book. He was quite knowledgeable about the subject.
Zinoleesky has always had a deep connection to music, dating all the way back to when he was only a small youngster. As he was growing up, he was exposed to a variety of musical styles, including Afrobeats, Highlife, Pop, Juju, and Fuji. Zinoleesky’s ambition to create music was fueled in part by his exposure to songs in the aforementioned genres.
When he was a youngster, he began rapping and writing songs that discussed the difficulties he encountered and the problems that existed in his community.
Oniyide Azeez, who was born in Ogun State but is now better known by his stage name Zinoleesky, is a Nigerian musical artist who is 22 years old.
Zinoleesky, a talented vocalist, obtained an excellent education in Agege at some of the city’s most prestigious public and private institutions.
His elementary education was completed at Lively Kiddies Nursery and Primary School, where he attended both kindergarten and first grade. At the establishment, he graduated from primary school and received his First School Leaving Certificate.
When he was in high school, he received his education in a secondary school that was operated by the government. As a result, he did well on the examinations required for his Senior Secondary School Certificate (SSCE).
Zinoleesky was quite involved in the music scene when he was still in high school. It was well known that he would captivate his other students with freestyle rap tunes. In addition to this, he often gave performances at school functions and participated in a variety of talent exhibitions in Lagos.
After completing his high school studies, he made the decision to pursue a career in music at a professional level. He started going to recording facilities in his area in order to have songs he had composed at home recorded. Within a short period of time, he became well-known in the Agege Music Community and was often asked to give performances on various occasions hosted within the city.
Zinoleesky started recording freestyle rap videos and posting them on social media so that he may further the development of his profession. The majority of the time, he would rap over the instrumentals of well-known songs or do cover versions of hot hits from the country’s music scene. As time went on, he was able to amass a following on social media thanks to the many individuals that cherished the sounds of Afrobeats and Streep Pop and admired his efforts.
The majority of Zinoleesky’s rap videos were going viral and generating massive engagement on the social media app Instagram as time went on, which led to him becoming a force to be reckoned with in the underground rap community. The young artiste from Agege had amassed a sizeable following in a very short period of time.
Zinoleesky was eventually struck by good fortune, and he started getting invitations to work with recognized performers. In 2019, he was presented with the opportunity to sign a record contract with the DMW label, which is owned by Davido. However, he turned down the offer and instead decided to work as an independent artist for the foreseeable future.
After signing a record contract with Marlian Music, which was established by the rapper Naira Marley, he quickly rose to the very top of the music business. Naira Marley surprised his audience by announcing the launch of his own record label at the Marlian Fest in December 2019, where he was performing. He disclosed that the music imprint had signed Zinoleesky along with three other acts, namely Mohbad, C Blvck, and Fabian Blu.
Since he became a part of the Marlian Music family, he has been responsible for a variety of achievements in the music business. He has released popular Afrobeats tracks in collaboration with singers that are both well-known and just starting out in the industry. He raps in Yoruba, in addition to English and Pidgin English.
Chrome was a financially successful EP that Zinoleesky released, and it helped him establish his reputation as a major player in the Street Pop movement. Kilofeshe, Angeli, Wo Wa Mi, Ma Pariwo, Ni Tori E, and Bullet are the six-party jam songs that are included in the Extended Play, which is a six-track compilation.
Don’t Call Me, which was recorded by Lil Kesh and released as a single in December 2021, including him as a guest artist on the track. Since its debut, the track has reached number one on a number of different music charts.
In 2022, he released two popular songs titled “Rocking” and “Gone Far.” Ahmed Mosh was the one behind the camera and in charge of the direction for the Rocking music video. It was made available to the public on February 18th, 2022.
Zinoleesky, who happened to be Lil Frosh’s close buddy, arrived not long after the invasion of Lil Frosh, a young brilliant rapper recognized for his street-oriented lingo Firi Yoyo. Zinoleesky came along shortly after the invasion of Lil Frosh. They were seen in a number of freestyle videos on Instagram, where they displayed their abilities.
The industry couldn’t get enough of him because of his ability to seamlessly flow over any instrumental and thread meaningful words into any track. At the time, he was handled by Spiritual Beatz, and he was loved for this skill. While Zinoleesky was continuing with his freestyle series, he started being followed by Kizz Daniel after he jumped on Kizz Daniel’s “Fvck You” cover, among other things. This is merely evidence that Vado also has a soft spot in his heart for the young talent Zinoleesky.
Zinoleesky, upon seeing it, gave his natural ability and his consistent effort a boost, and as a result, he was observed doing even more admirable. He was quoted as saying that Kizz Daniel and Lil Frosh are his primary sources of inspiration in the business and that they are the reason he continues to put in the effort and refuses to give up.
Awards & Nominations
In 2022, Zinoleesky was nominated for the Next Rated Artiste category at The Headies awards.
He currently has over 1.6m followers on Instagram and over 120k followers on Twitter.
- Instagram handle: @zinoleesky
- Twitter handle: @zinoleesky01
The twenty-first of November is the day that Zinoleesky, whose family is of the middle class, always remembers to celebrate his birthday. In 2021, his close friends and the head of his record label threw him a massive birthday party in Lagos.
His other artists on the label, Mohbad, C Blvck, Lyta, and Fabian Blu, are some of his closest friends. Rappers Lil Frosh and Ibradosky have been pals of his since childhood. The three musicians went to the same high school together and have been encouraging one another in their pursuit of a career in music.
Due to the fact that Zinoleesky has achieved success as an A-list musician, he is regarded as an inspiration within the Agege music community. And acts as a guide and teacher to other young artists trying to make it in Agege city and other parts of Mainland Lagos.
He is the proud owner of two rare and expensive automobiles and lives in a luxurious apartment complex in Lekki.
There are rumors circulating that Zinoleesky is romantically involved with Shubomi Fashola, who is Naira Marley’s sister. A video of the couple making out was uploaded on the internet a few weeks ago and has since gone viral.
Zinoleesky, a musician who is renowned for referring to himself as “Show Killer” and “Problem Child,” was detained by the NDLEA for carrying illicit narcotic substances together with Mohbad. Both men were charged with the same offense. The arrests were made in February of 2022, and the musicians were held in custody for a few days before being released.
Zinoleesky is currently estimated to be having a net worth of US$300,000-US$500,000.
Relationship With Lil Frosh & Spiritual Beatz
It just so happened that Spiritual Beatz, a well-known producer, rapper, singer, and composer, discovered Zinoleesky and Lil Frosh when they were just starting out, and he handled them both from that point on.
Therefore, via spiritual, their major became known as spiritual, also known as Frankey Ley, and they were very busy pushing, creating, and displaying their abilities to the rest of the world. If this is the truth, then they were doing rather well while they awaited the completion of their main transactions outside the general area of Agege.
The residents of Agege’s streets enjoyed Zinoleesky and Lil Frosh’s collaborative freestyles so much that they quickly spread the word about them to residents of other parts of Agege.
AMW & DMW Record Deal Controversy
Zinoleesky and Lil Frosh were said to have been called up for a record label contract by AMW and DMW, with AMW being owned by Davido’s Personal Assistant (PA), Aloma, and DMW being controlled by Davido himself. This rumor spread like wildfire over the internet.
Whereas the rumors were still in their infancy, the lovers in the pair were ecstatic and very pleased with how far they had progressed with their primary tool, music.
Lil Frosh and Zinoleesky, two outstanding musicians, have been asked to audition for a record label contract for one million Nigerian nairas. According to the information that we got, Lil Frosh accepted the agreement and quickly signed the documents. This was followed by Davido and Aloma proclaiming him as their newly signed artist on their respective Instagram sites.
It came as a surprise to learn that Zinoleesky had rejected the offer from the record label because he was dissatisfied with the arrangement he had struck with AMW and DMW. Information that reached us detailed this information. The majority of his supporters were dissatisfied with his choice, but they respected it anyway and came to the conclusion that there must have been a good reason for him to decline the offer.
Zinoleesky did not let the fact that he was experiencing mental distress slow him down. Instead, he continued to push himself, dismissing any unneeded energy, and he was succeeding.
Marlian Music Records Deal
Zinoleesky and his fans of music received some positive feedback some months after he had turned down papers submitted by AMW and DMW. Along with Cblvck, Mohbad, and Fabian Blu, he was one of the artists that Nigeria’s current rave of the moment, Naira Marley, signed to Marlian Records. On December 31, 2019, the news that Naira Marley had signed Zinoleesky to Marlian Records was leaked online. This was a joyous event for the Zinodicts following previous disappointments, thus it spread quickly throughout the internet.
The singer known for “Who Knows” went ahead and released his first official song, “Caro,” under the Marlian Records label in February 2020. Label president Naira Marley was featured on the track. After the release of the track, a great music video was released, which is still getting a lot of attention.
- Naira Marley
- Gone Far
- Caro (featuring Naira Marley)
- Who Knows
- Won Wa Mi
- Nitori E
- Life Drama
- Wo Wa Mi
- Ma Pariwo
- Ni Tori E
- Don’t Call Me
- Firi Yoyo
- Shuga Dadi
- Who Knows
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