Who is Zlatan?
Zlatan Ibile is a music vocalist and Nigerian hip-hop singer, songwriter, and dancer. His real name is Omoniyi Temidayo Raphael but He is well-recognized as Zlatan and was born on the 19th of December 1994. He is the chief executive officer and founder of Zanku records
The history of Zlatan’s music journey can be investigated in 2014 when Zlatan won the Airtel-sponsored One Mic talent show held in Abeokuta, Ogun State.
Omoniyi Temidayo Raphael (born 19 December 1994), recognized as Zlatan Ibile was born and raised in Ilorin Kwara State in Western Nigeria but hails from Ekiti State.
Zlatan Ibile was born and raised in Ilorin Kwara State in Western Nigeria where he spent most of his early life before moving to Lagos state, where he completed his secondary school education. Zlatan had a strong passion for football than any other thing including music, as many of his fans may have thought. He even wanted to become a footballer and he is also a passionate fan of the football champion Ibrahimovic Zlatan, however, this was what made him name his stage name Zlatan.
Having come from a poor family background Zlatan had to struggle to finish his secondary education. He even moved forward to his university education in Moshood Abiola’s polytechnic in Ogun state, where he studied business administration and obtained National Diploma (ND) in the course in 2011.
In meantime, Zlatan fully worked on his music forthcoming in his polytechnical days, which made him win the one-mic campus trip music competition organized by the telecommunication giant- Airtel Nigeria in Abeokuta Ogun state.
Amazingly Zlatan was just 19 years as of that time and at that same time, he started using the idea of making music. That could be said that education may have made his later career as a singer.
Awesomely Zlatan came from a family of perfervid Christian faithful, as his father is a pastor in Redeem Christian church of God. This means he and his siblings were raised in Christian ways.
He is more than a church boy while growing up, because of the prospects that pastor children have to be more active in church activities.
Zlatan had both his primary and secondary education in Lagos state, having come from a poor family background Zlatan had to struggle to finish his secondary education. He even moved forward to his university education in Moshood Abiola’s polytechnic in Ogun state, where he studied business administration and he gained a Higher National Diploma (HND) in Business Administration. National Diploma (ND) in the course in 2011.
Zlatan decided to follow his music career after graduating from secondary school. When he was 19 years old, he won the Airtel-organized 2014 edition of the “One Mic Campus Tour” music competition, which was held in Abeokuta, Ogun State. He obtained awarenesses in the Nigerian music profession after he released the Olamide-assisted track “My Body” in 2017. In 2018, Lawrence Irabor, one of the co-owner of Alleluyah Boiz Entertainment sign Zlatan to their record label A.B.E. when he listened to the song Zlatan sang with Olamide.‘I Don’t Regret Signing Zlatan To A.B.E Records’ he said.
Zlatan obtained more publications following his teamwork with Chinko Ekun and Lil Kesh on the 2018 hit single “Able God”. Shortly afterward, he dropped “Zanku”, a song that was accompanied by a dance routine of the same name. Towards the end of 2018, Zlatan released the Davido-assisted track “Osanle”. 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 afterward, he was featured on Ceeza Milli’s “Flenjo” and Naira Marley’s “Am I a Yahoo Boy”. On 26 July 2019, Zlatan announced he signed an endorsement deal with Coca-Cola.
On January 1, 2020, Zlatan took to his Instagram page to announce the launch of his record label ‘Zanku Records’ without no artists unveiled. 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.
Arrest and release
In May 2019, the EFCC arrested Zlatan and a few others in connection with an alleged case of internet fraud and money laundering.[ A few days later, he was released on administrative bail.
END SARS protest
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
What is Zlatan Ibile Net Worth?
The Nigerian fast-rising spontaneous musician has an estimated net worth of $2,000,000 accrued from his music market distribution, shows, and endorsement deal from carbonated soft drink giant, Coca-cola.
In May 2019, Zlatan Ibile got arrested alongside Marlian President, Naira Marley and a few others. They were held in connection with an alleged case of internet fraud and money laundering.
A few days later he was released on administrative bail.
Notwithstanding his shortcoming, he has left no stone to unturn by further releasing music singles and collaborations with the favorite catchphrase “Kapaichumarimarichopaco“.
The spontaneous musician and Zanku legwork pioneer will continue to be one of the raves of the moment alongside other Nigerian fast-rising stars. If anything forgets about the Zanku legwork boss, not his 2019 hit single “Yeye Boyfriend.”
Awards & Nominations
For his work with Killin Dem, Zlatan Ibile won the Best Collaboration award at The Headies in 2019.
At the African Muzik Magazine Awards held in 2018, he won the categories of Best New Act, Best Collaboration, and Song Of The Year.
The rapper, Zlatan Ibile who also goes by the moniker, World President, has a huge following on social media.
He has over 5.8 million followers on Instagram and over 1.1 million followers on Twitter.
- Instagram handle – @zlatan_ibile
- Twitter handle – @Zlatan_ibile
Zlatan Ibile is regarded as one of the top influencers of street pop culture in Nigeria. His impact has been felt in the movement via his songs and fashion sense.
The rapper is in his late twenties. He turned 27 on the 19th Of December and was hosted at a lavish birthday party by his close associates to celebrate the day.
Zlatan Ibile girlfriend’s name is Seyi ‘Shigh Lofe’ Awonuga, she is the youthful CEO of Bang Mewsic Entertainment. He broke up with his girlfriend Seyi ‘Shigh Lofe’ Awonuga.
He has a child named Shiloh Toluwalase Ainoghena Omoniyi with his girlfriend, partner, and baby mama, Davita Lamai.
He is currently being managed by Manager Jiggy while he hired a PR consultant, Biesloaded, to handle his public relations.
Zlatan Ibile has lent his voice to social activism issues in the past. He participated in the nationwide EndSARS protests and recorded a single, Soro Soke, to express his views on the massacre of innocent lives at Lekki Toll Gate.
He is one of the highest-paid artists in the country and is known for living a luxurious lifestyle. He has chosen real estate properties across the country and owns a fleet of luxurious cars.
He is close friends with Davido and Rahman Jago.
This is a tough one to call, as it’s not always simple to tell the actual worth of Nigerian singers.
However, Zlatan Ibile has been making good money from song performances and sales and he has also gotten himself some endorsement deals, so it is evident he is doing well.
The Zanku Records boss Zlatan Ibile is one of the biggest acts in the Afrobeats space. His success as an artist and music executive has enabled him to amass wealth in his creative career.
He is currently estimated to be having a net worth of US$2 million – US$5 million.
Till we have reliable sources like Forbes ranking our celebrities, it is going to take a lot to tell how much they are actually worth.
Zlatan Ibile’s sweetheart’s name is Seyi Awonuga, she is the youthful CEO of Bang Mewsic Entertainment. Gossip has it that she is the person who marked Zlatan into her record name and she was there with him all through the time till he began turning into a sensation.
Seyi Awonuga was spotted in a video asking the EFCC to release her sweetheart, Zlatan, after his capture with Naira Marley.
Songs and Features
- Bum Bum Feat. Davido
- Zanku (Leg Work)
- Again O
- Kara Wizard
- Killin Dem Feat. Burna Boy
- Osanle Feat. Davido
- O Dope Gan
- Zlatan Ibile – Ninu Aye Ft Gentle Dee
- Bum Bum Ft Davido
- Murphy McCarthy Ft. Zlatan – Gawu
- Odun Yi
- Kunta – A Day Money ft. Chinko Ekun x Zlatan Ibile
- My Body
- Pepper Dem
- Lagos Anthem
- The Matter
- Soro Soke
Meaning Of The Word ‘Zanku’?
Ever wondered about the meaning of the word ‘Zanku’ which is the name of Zlatan’s street dance?
- Z > Zlatan
- A > Abeg
- N > No
- K > Kill
- U > Us
He is also known for saying ”Kapaichumarimarichopaco” which is his catchphrase in his songs.
Relationship With Davido
Zlatan got genuinely necessary helped publicity from Davido when he was as yet an up-and-coming artiste.
The DMW supervisor released a video of him moving to Zlatan’s tune titled ‘My Body’.
The video cut naturally went viral, according to Zlatan he later sent Davido a thank you message after the clasp produced more than 1 million perspectives.
Zlatan Ibile Cars & Houses
Zlatan Ibile’s cars include an Infiniti Fx35 (first car) a Mercedes Benz and Hyundai Elantra, he also has a mansion at lekki toll gate and another house.
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