Zlatan Ibile is regarded as one of Nigeria’s top influencers of street pop culture. His impact has been felt in the movement via his songs and fashion sense.
|Full Name/Stage Name||Omoniyi Temidayo Raphael/Zlatan Ibile|
|Date of Birth||19 December 1994 (28 years)|
|Profession||a Nigerian Rapper and Singer.|
|Net Worth||$1.8 Million|
Who Is Zlatan Ibile?
Zlatan Ibile, is a Nigerian rapper and singer. He is the chief executive officer and founder of Zanku records. In 2014, he won the Airtel-sponsored One Mic talent show held in 2014, Abeokuta, Ogun State.
Towards the end of 2018, Zlatan released a single titled “Zanku”, with a new dance routine of the same name. On 3 November 2019, he released his debut studio album Zanku, an acronym for Zlatan Abeg No Kill Us. The artiste claimed in 2020 that it was his dream to become a footballer, not a musicia
Early Life and Education Qualifications of Zlatan Ibile
Omoniyi Temidayo Raphael, popularly known as Zlatan Ibile was born on 19 December 1994, he was raised in Ilorin, Kwara State but has family roots in Ekiti State. He had his formative years and education in Kwara state. In 2011, he graduated with a National Diploma in Business Administration from Moshood Abiola Polytechnic, Abeokuta, Ogun State.
Career Path of Zlatan Ibile
Zlatan decided to pursue a career in music after graduating from secondary school. When he was 19 years old, he won the Airtel-sponsored 2014 edition of the “One Mic Campus Tour” music competition, which was held in Abeokuta, Ogun State. He gained recognition in the Nigerian music industry after releasing the Olamide-assisted track “My Body” in 2017. In 2018, Lawrence Irabor, one of the co-owners of Alleluyah Boiz Entertainment signed Zlatan to their record label A.B.E. Record.
Zlatan gained further exposure following his collaboration with Chinko Ekun and Lil Kesh on the 2018 hit single “Able God”. Shortly afterwards, 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 afterwards, he was featured on Ceeza Milli’s “Flenjo” and Naira Marley’s “Am I a Yahoo Boy”.
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.
Zlatan Ibile has his name on many songs which have gone on to hit the top charts. Some of which are:
- “Kowope” (HDT featuring Zlatan and GCN)
- “Flenjo” (Ceeza Milli featuring Zlatan)
- Lock Up (Davolee ft. Zlatan)
- “Chacha” (Remix) (Harrysong featuring Zlatan)
- “Onye Eze 2.0” (CDQ featuring Zlatan)
- “Gelato” (DJ Cuppy featuring Zlatan)
- “Chairman” (Remix) (Dremo featuring Zlatan)
- “Pongilah” (Slimcase featuring Zlatan)
- “Egungun” (Remix) (Obesere featuring Zlatan)
- “Of Lala” (Rahman Jago featuring Zlatan and Jamo Pyper)
- “O Por” (Rexxie featuring Zlatan)
Relationship Life of Zlatan Ibile
Zlatan Ibile’s ex-girlfriend’s name is Seyi ‘Shigh Lofe’ Awonuga, who 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, and baby mama, Davita Lamai.
Zlatan Ibile Controversies
In May 2019, the EFCC arrested Zlatan, Naira Marley, 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.
Also, 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.
Lastly, the artist tossed in assistance at the youthful web sensation Segun Wire, however, needed to pull back his help for him after a posse of men identified with Segun Wire’s family assaulted him since they accepted that he is utilizing him to bring in cash for himself alone not thinking about the little fellow’s welfare.
Zlatan Ibile Net Worth
He is currently estimated to be having a net worth of over US$1.8 million. He is one of the richest and successful musicians who started from nothing to bigger fish.
Social Media Handles of Zlatan Ibile
Zlatan Ibile is known for his usage of slangs and pop style of music. He is an internet sensation and influencer who still has a long-life span in the Nigerian music industry to make great marks for himself.
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 Nigerian entertainers, some of which are Davido, and Rahman Jago among others. Manager Jiggy is currently managing him while he hired a PR consultant, Biesloaded, to handle his public relations.