Zlatan Ibile is a Sensational Nigerian musician, dancer, rapper, and songwriter. He is also the originator of zanku legwork dance. In this post, we are going to be analyzing Zlatan biography, his age, networth, career, album, record label, and more.
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Early Life and Education
Omoniyi Temidayo Raphael popularly known by his stage name Zlatan Ibile was born on the 19thof December 1994 in Lagos state. But he takes his root from Ekiti state. Zlatan completed his primary and secondary school education in Lagos, he proceeded further in his academics and graduated with a Higher National Diploma (HND) in Business Administration from Moshood Abiola Polytechnic in Abeokuta, Ogun State in the year 2011.
After graduating from polytecinc, zlatan decided to pursue a career in music. At the age of 19 zlatan contested and won Airtel’s “One Mic Campus Tour” Music Competition held in Abeokuta Ogun State in the year 2014. His first appearance into the music industry came in the year 2017 where he released a single titled “My Body” featuring Olamide in the song. This song went viral after a video of Davido dancing to the song came online.
His fame continued to increase when he released a single titled “zanku” which was accompanied by a dance move called legwork. Zlatan didn’t just stop there but further increased his popularity when he was featured in Chinko Ekun’s hit song “Able God”. Zlatan closed up the year 2018 with another hit song titled “Osanle” featuring Davido.
Zlatan opened up the year 2019 with a hit single titled “Killing Dem” alongside Burna Boy. Shortly afterward Zlatan was featured in one of Naira Marley’s hit song “Am I A Yahoo Boy”. During the second half of the year 2019, Zlatan announced that he had signed an endorsement deal with Coca-cola.
Zlatan rising to fame has had many controversies trailing him. The most notable was his arrest by the Economic Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) alongside fellow singer Naira Marley and three others for internet fraud popularly known in Nigeria as “Yahoo Yahoo”, but was released after a few days on administrative bail.
There is currently no information concerning the personal life of zlatan
Awards and Nominations
Zlatan so far has had 8 nominations and has won 4 awards (3 Afrima and 1 Headies). The four being Best collaboration in the year 2019, Best new act 2019, best collaboration, and song of the year.
Zlatan is currently one of the most richest and influential music artists in Nigeria with an estimated networth of $1.8 million US dollars (i.e over #684,000,000 naira).
Album and Record Label
On the 1st of November, 2019 Zlatan released his debut album “zanku”. Following this achievement, he announced the launching of his record label “Zanku Records” on his Instagram page on the 1stof January 2020.
Here are a list of some songs by Zlatan
- My Body ft Olamide
- Osanle ft Davido
- Shotan ft Tiwa Savage
- Yeye Boyfriend
Zlatan Social media handles:
- Instagram – @zlatan_ibile
- Twitter – @Zlatan_ibile
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