Biography

Zlatan Ibile’s biography, fact, career, awards, net worth and life story

Intro Nigerian musician
Is Singer
From Nigeria
Type Music
Gender male
Birth 19 December 1994
Age 26 years
Star sign Sagittarius

Omoniyi Temidayo Raphael (born 19 December 1994), known professionally as Zlatan, is a Nigerian singer, songwriter and dancer. In 2014, he won the Airtel-sponsored One Mic talent show held in 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.

Career

Omoniyi Temidayo Raphael was born and raised in Ilorin, but has family roots in Ekiti State. In 2011, he graduated with a national diploma in business administration from Moshood Abiola Polytechnic. Zlatan decided to pursue a career in music after graduating secondary school. When he was 19 years old, he won the Airtel-sponsored “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.

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 26 July 2019, Zlatan announced he signed an endorsement deal with Coca-Cola.

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.

Discography

Studio albums

  • Zanku (2019)

Singles

As lead artist
Year Title Album Ref
2016 “Odun Yi” (featuring Spaceboi) Non-album single
2017 “Omoge”
“My Body” (featuring Olamide)
2018 “Jogor” (featuring Lil Kesh and Naira Marley)
“Zanku (Legwork)”
“Oja”
“Osanle” (featuring Davido)
2019 “This Year”
“4 Days in Ekohtiebo”
“Killin Dem” (with Burna Boy) African Giant
“Shotan” (featuring Tiwa Savage) Non-album single
“Bolanle” (with IVD)
“Gbeku” (featuring Burna Boy)
As featured artist
Year Title Album Ref
2019 “Jo” (Dammy Krane featuring Zlatan and Olamide) Non-album single
“Am I a Yahoo Boy” (Naira Marley featuring Zlatan)
“Kowope” (HDT featuring Zlatan and GCN)
“Flenjo” (Ceeza Milli featring Zlatan)
Lock Up (Davolee ft. Zlatan)
“Chacha” (Remix) (Harrysong featuring Zlatan)
“Onye Eze 2.0” (CDQ featuring Zlatan)
“Gelato” (DJ Cuppy featuring Zlatan)
2020 “Chairman” (Remix) (Dremo featuring Zlatan)

|”Gbayi” (Dj Law featuring Zlatan)

Awards and nominations

Year Event Prize Recipient Result Ref
2018 City People Music Awards Rookie of the Year Himself Nominated
2019 The Headies Next Rated Nominated
Best Street Hop Artiste Zlatan for “Zanku (Legwork)” Nominated
Best Collaboration Burna Boy and Zlatan for “Killin Dem” Won
Song of the Year “Legwork” Nominated
African Muzik Magazine Awards Best New Act Himself Won
Best Collaboration Burna Boy and Zlatan for “Killin Dem” Won
Song of the Year “Killin Dem” Won

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