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Omoniyi Temidayo Raphael (born 19 December, 1994), also known as Zlatan Ibile, who is widely famous for his catchphrase, "Kapachumarumarichipaco", is a Nigerian rapper, songwriter and dancer.[1] In 2014, Temidayo won the Airtel One Mic talent show held in Abeokuta, Ogun state.[2] Towards the end of 2018, Temidayo released a single titled "Zanku" with a new dance routine of the same name. "Zanku" means Zlatan Abeg No Kill Us[3]

Zlatan Ibile
Birth nameOmoniyi Temidayo Raphael
BornDecember 19, 1994
OriginEkiti State, Nigeria
Genres
Occupation(s)
  • Singer
  • songwriter
  • dancer
InstrumentsVocals,
Years active2011–present
Associated acts

CareerEdit

Temidayo was born and raised in Lagos, he hails from Ekiti State.[4] Temidayo is a graduate of Moshood Abiola Polytechnic,[5] with a higher national diploma in Business Administration.[6] He launched his musical career shortly after graduating from high school in 2011,[7] At the age of 19, he won Airtel's "One Mic Campus Tour" music competition in Abeokuta, Ogun state.[8] He first came into the Nigerian music scene in 2017 when he released a single titled "My body" where he featured Olamide.[9] The song went viral after a video of Davido dancing to the song surfaced on the internet. That also marked the beginning of his friendship with Davido.[10]

Temidayo further increased his popularity in 2018 with an appearance on "Able God", a hit song by Chinko Ekun which also featured Lil Kesh.[11] Shortly afterwards, he dropped a new song titled "Zanku" which was accompanied by a crazy new dance routine of the same name.[12] Towards the end of 2018, Temidayo closed the year with another song titled "Osanle" in which he featured Davido. [13] Temidayo started 2019 with the release of "Glory" before appearing on another hit single, "Killin dem" alongside Burna Boy.

Shortly afterwards, he was featured by Aristocrat-signed act, Ceeza Milli on a new song called "Flenjo". [14] He was also featured on Naira Marley's "Am I a Yahoo Boy" song.

On 26 July 2019, Zlatan Ibile announced that he signed an endorsement deal with carbonated soft drink manufacturer, Coca-cola. [15]

ControversyEdit

In 2017, a video of a 9-years-old boy named Segun surfaced on Instagram. In the video, the young lad reportedly revealed his desires to become an internet fraudster.[16] As events unfolded, it turned out that the boy was just playing around. However, when the video of the young boy came into the possession of Temidayo, he decided to take the joke to another level; so he created an Instagram account for the boy and started promoting him as a comedian. And then realizing how talented the boy was, Temidayo decided to send the boy to a private school and made financial provision for his upkeep. In 2018, things turned sour when It was alleged that Temidayo was using the 9-years-old boy as a tool for extortion.[17] It was also reported that some thugs related to the family of the boy attacked and assaulted Temidayo,[18][19] which led to the end of his relationship with the boy.[20] He released a song with Harrysong to explain himself to his fans. [21]

ArrestEdit

Omoniyi was arrested alongside Naira Marley (Azeez fashola), Rahman Jago and two others in connection with an alleged case of internet fraud and money laundering.[22][23] He was subsequently released by the Nigerian Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).[24]

DiscographyEdit

SinglesEdit

  • Odun Yi ft SpaceBoi (2016)
  • My body, ft Olamide (2017)
  • Omoge (2017)
  • Zanku (Legwork) (2018)
  • Oja (2018)
  • Osanle, ft Davido (2018)[25]
  • This year (2019)
  • 4 Days In Ekohtiebo (2019)[26]
  • Glory (2019)[27]
  • Jo (2019)
  • Killin Dem (ft. Burna Boy) (2019)
  • This Year (2019)
  • Shotan ft Tiwa Savage (2019)
  • Saucy Blaize (2019)

CollaborationsEdit

  • Bolanle (with IVD) (2019)

Singles (as featured artist)Edit

  • Am I a Yahoo Boy (Naira Marley ft. Zlatan Ibile) (2019)
  • Kowope (HDT ft Zlatan,GCN ,Frisco
  • Jogor (Zlatan ft Lil Kesh, Naira Marley
  • Flenjo (Ceeza Milli Ft. Zlatan Ibile) (2019)
  • Lock Up (Davolee ft. Zlatan Ibile) (2019)
  • Chacha (Remix) (Harrysong ft. Zlatan Ibile) (2019)
  • Onye Eze (CDQ ft. Zlatan Ibile) (2019)

Awards and NominationsEdit

Year Event Price Result Ref
2018 City People Music Award style="background: #FDD; color: black; vertical-align: middle; text-align: ; " class="no table-no2"|Nominated [28]

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ kunleben (2019-02-25). "Zlatan Ibile Biography - Age, Songs, Net Worth & Pictures". 360dopes. Retrieved 2019-04-09.
  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. ^ kunleben (2019-02-25). "Zlatan Ibile Biography - Age, Songs, Net Worth & Pictures". 360dopes. Retrieved 2019-04-11.
  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.
  10. ^ "I am not signed to Davido's record label – Zlatan Ibile". www.ghanaweb.com. Retrieved 2019-04-12.
  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. ^ "Zlatan Ibile Beaten Up By Family Members Of 'ChaChe' Sensation, Segun Wire || WATCH « tooXclusive". tooXclusive. 2018-02-26. Retrieved 2019-04-12.
  17. ^ Nigeria, Information (2018-02-26). "Zlatan Withdraws Helping Segun Wire The True Event To The Story, Zlatan is a thief Online". INFORMATION NIGERIA. Retrieved 2019-04-12.
  18. ^ "Zlatan Ibile Beaten Up By Family Members Of 'ChaChe' Sensation, Segun Wire || WATCH « tooXclusive". tooXclusive. 2018-02-26. Retrieved 2019-04-12.
  19. ^ "Zlatan Ibile Beaten Up By Family Members Of 'ChaChe' Sensation, Segun Wire || WATCH « tooXclusive". tooXclusive. 2018-02-26. Retrieved 2019-04-12.
  20. ^ Published. "I regret helping Segun Wire – Zlatan Ibile". Punch Newspapers. Retrieved 2019-04-12.
  21. ^ kunleben (2019-02-25). "Harrysong Ft Zlatan – Chacha (Remix)". 360dopes. Retrieved 2019-04-11.
  22. ^ "Naira Marley's management says he borrowed laptop he was arrested with". 2019-05-16.
  23. ^ "Why we arrested Naira Marley, Zlatan Ibile, Rahman Jago, others - EFCC gives details [PHOTOS] - Daily Post Nigeria".
  24. ^ "Zlatan, three others freed, Naira Marley still in EFCC custody - Premium Times Nigeria". 2019-05-15.
  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. ^ Owolawi, Taiwo (2019-01-30). "Fast rising rapper Zlatan Ibile shares inspirational story in new track, Glory". Legit.ng - Nigeria news. Retrieved 2019-04-12.
  28. ^ Reporter (2018-10-17). "#CPMA2018: City People Music Awards Nominees' List Out". City People Magazine. Retrieved 2019-04-12.