Zlatan (musician)

Omoniyi Temidayo Raphael (born 19 December 1994), known professionally as Zlatan, is a Nigerian singer, songwriter and dancer.[1] In 2014, he won the Airtel-sponsored One Mic talent show held in Abeokuta, Ogun State.[2] Towards the end of 2018, Zlatan released a single titled "Zanku", with a new dance routine of the same name.[3] On 3 November 2019, he released his debut studio album Zanku, an acronym for Zlatan Abeg No Kill Us.[4]

Zlatan
Zlatan Ibile.jpg
Background information
Birth nameOmoniyi Temidayo Raphael
Also known asZlatan Ibile
BornDecember 19, 1994
Genres
Occupation(s)
  • Rapper
  • singer
  • songwriter
  • dancer
InstrumentsVocals
Years active2011–present
Associated acts

CareerEdit

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.[5][6] Zlatan decided to pursue a career in music after graduating secondary school.[7] When he was 19 years old, he won the Airtel-sponsored "One Mic Campus Tour" music competition, which was held in Abeokuta, Ogun State.[8] He gained recognition in the Nigerian music industry after releasing the Olamide-assisted track "My Body" in 2017.[9][10]

Zlatan gained further exposure following his collaboration with Chinko Ekun and Lil Kesh on the 2018 hit single "Able God".[11] Shortly afterwards, he dropped "Zanku", a song that was accompanied by a dance routine of the same name.[12] Towards the end of 2018, Zlatan released the Davido-assisted track "Osanle".[13] 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".[14] On 26 July 2019, Zlatan announced he signed an endorsement deal with Coca-Cola.[15]

Arrest and releaseEdit

In May 2019, the EFCC arrested Zlatan and a few others in connection with an alleged case of internet fraud and money laundering.[16][17] A few days later, he was released on administrative bail.[18]

DiscographyEdit

Studio albumsEdit

  • Zanku (2019)

SinglesEdit

As lead artist
Year Title Album Ref
2016 "Odun Yi" (featuring Spaceboi) Non-album single [19]
2017 "Omoge" [20]
"My Body" (featuring Olamide) [21]
2018 "Jogor" (featuring Lil Kesh and Naira Marley) [22]
"Zanku (Legwork)" [23]
"Oja" [24]
"Osanle" (featuring Davido) [25]
2019 "This Year"
"4 Days in Ekohtiebo" [26]
"Killin Dem" (with Burna Boy) African Giant
"Shotan" (featuring Tiwa Savage) Non-album single
"Bolanle" (with IVD)
"Gbeku" (featuring Burna Boy) [27]
As featured artist
Year Title Album Ref
2019 "Jo" (Dammy Krane featuring Zlatan and Olamide) Non-album single [28]
"Am I a Yahoo Boy" (Naira Marley featuring Zlatan)
"Kowope" (HDT featuring Zlatan and GCN) [29]
"Flenjo" (Ceeza Milli featring Zlatan)
Lock Up (Davolee ft. Zlatan) [30]
"Chacha" (Remix) (Harrysong featuring Zlatan)
"Onye Eze 2.0" (CDQ featuring Zlatan) [31]
"Gelato" (DJ Cuppy featuring Zlatan) [32]
2020 "Chairman" (Remix) (Dremo featuring Zlatan)
"Egungun" (Remix) (Obesere featuring Zlatan) [33]

Awards and nominationsEdit

Year Event Prize Recipient Result Ref
2018 City People Music Awards Rookie of the Year Himself Nominated [34]
2019 The Headies Next Rated Nominated [35]
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 [36]
Best Collaboration Burna Boy and Zlatan for "Killin Dem" Won
Song of the Year "Killin Dem" Won

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Zlatan Ibile - Biography". NotJustOk. Retrieved 7 December 2019.
  2. ^ "19-year-old student wins Airtel One Mic Talent show". The Nation Nigeria. 2014-06-02. Retrieved 2019-04-09.
  3. ^ "Zanku: the new viral dance that has taken over the Nigerian music scene". www.pulse.ng. 2018-12-12. Retrieved 2019-04-09.
  4. ^ Motolani Alake (November 4, 2019). "Zlatan's debut album, 'ZANKU' suffers from lack of vision and terrible A&R [Album Review]". Pulse Nigeria. Pulse Nigeria. Retrieved 6 December 2019.
  5. ^ Published. "I regret helping Segun Wire – Zlatan Ibile". Punch Newspapers. Retrieved 2019-04-11.
  6. ^ Oladimeji (2018-11-29). "Facts You Don't Know About "Zanku Dance" Popularized By Zlatan Ibile | 36NG". Retrieved 2019-04-11.
  7. ^ "I am not signed to Davido's record label – Zlatan Ibile". www.ghanaweb.com. Retrieved 2019-04-12.
  8. ^ "19-year-old student wins Airtel One Mic Talent show". The Nation Nigeria. 2014-06-02. Retrieved 2019-04-11.
  9. ^ Published. "I regret helping Segun Wire – Zlatan Ibile". Punch Newspapers. Retrieved 2019-04-12.
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  11. ^ "Zlatan Ibile is the Street's Latest Pop Culture". guardian.ng. 2019-01-25. Retrieved 2019-04-12.
  12. ^ Owolawi, Taiwo (2019-01-09). "Rising star Zlatan releases much-anticipated video Zanku (Legwork)". Legit.ng - Nigeria news. Retrieved 2019-04-12.
  13. ^ "Zlatan Ibile – "Osanle" ft. Davido » tooXclusive | MP3". tooXclusive. 2018-11-12. Retrieved 2019-04-12.
  14. ^ "Flenjo: the new song he was featured by Ceeza Milli". 2019-06-21. Retrieved 2019-06-24.
  15. ^ Oladimeji (2019-09-26). "Zlatan Ibile Becomes Coca Cola's Brand Ambassador « 36ng". 36ng. Retrieved 2019-09-26.
  16. ^ "Naira Marley's management says he borrowed laptop he was arrested with". 2019-05-16.
  17. ^ "Why we arrested Naira Marley, Zlatan Ibile, Rahman Jago, others - EFCC gives details [PHOTOS] - Daily Post Nigeria".
  18. ^ "Zlatan, three others freed, Naira Marley still in EFCC custody - Premium Times Nigeria". 2019-05-15.
  19. ^ Jim Donnett (February 6, 2016). "Zlatan X Spaceboi – "Odun Yi"". TooXclusive. Retrieved 6 December 2019.
  20. ^ Al Yhusuff (March 2, 2017). "Zlatan Ibile – "Omoge" ft. Oritsefemi". TooXclusive. Retrieved 6 December 2019.
  21. ^ Marcus Brown (October 13, 2017). "Zlatan – My Body ft. Olamide". TooXclusive. Retrieved 6 December 2019.
  22. ^ Oluwatobi Ibironke (May 11, 2018). "Zlatan – "Jogor" f. Lil Kesh x Naira Marley". TooXclusive. Retrieved 6 December 2019.
  23. ^ Tomiwa (October 19, 2018). "Zlatan – "Zanku"". TooXclusive. Retrieved 6 December 2019.
  24. ^ Oghene Michael (February 4, 2018). "MUSIC: Zlatan Ibile – Oja". 360nobs. Retrieved 6 December 2019.
  25. ^ Posted by Adeyanju Adewumi on November 7, 2018 at 7:24am in Entertainment; Discussions, View. "DOWNLOAD MUSIC: Zlatan Ft. Davido – Osanle mp3". community.vanguardngr.com. Retrieved 2019-04-12.
  26. ^ "Days After Release From EFCC Custody, Zlatan Ibile Drops Single '4 Days In Okotie Eboh'".
  27. ^ Damola Durosomo (October 28, 2019). "Zlatan and Burna Boy Drop Another Banger With New Single 'Gbeku'". OkayAfrica. Retrieved 6 December 2019.
  28. ^ "Zlatan x Dammy Krane x Olamide – "Jo"". TooXclusive. February 28, 2019. Retrieved 6 December 2019.
  29. ^ "HDT – "Kowope" f. Zlatan & GCN". TooXclusive. July 15, 2019. Retrieved 6 December 2019.
  30. ^ Tomiwa (October 2, 2019). "Davolee x Zlatan – "Lock Up"". TooXclusive. Retrieved 6 December 2019.
  31. ^ "CDQ x Zlatan – "Onye Eze 2.0"". TooXclusive. June 27, 2019. Retrieved 6 December 2019.
  32. ^ Michael Bamidele (16 August 2019). "DJ Cuppy & Zlatan Serves Us Party Flavoured "Gelato"". Guardian Life. Retrieved 6 December 2019.
  33. ^ Peter OKH (March 19, 2020). "Obesere ft. Zlatan – Egungun (Remix)". NotJustOk. Retrieved 19 March 2020.
  34. ^ Reporter (2018-10-17). "#CPMA2018: City People Music Awards Nominees' List Out". City People Magazine. Retrieved 2019-04-12.
  35. ^ Gbenga Bada (October 20, 2019). "Headies 2019: Here are all the winners at the 13th edition of music award". Pulse Nigeria. Retrieved 20 October 2019.
  36. ^ "Here Are the Winners at the 2019 African Muzik Magazine Awards in Dallas". OkayAfrica. October 28, 2019. Retrieved 6 December 2019.