Omoniyi Temidayo Raphael, better known by his stage name “Zlatan Ibile,” is a fast-rising 27-year-old Nigerian rapper, singer, composer, and dancer who has won numerous awards. He is one of the most prominent Nigerian musicians in recent years.
The rapper gained notoriety after the release of his breakthrough song My Body in 2017, which featured Olamide and was followed by the singles Zunku (Legwork), which featured a creative dance routine, and his most well-known hit song Yeye Boyfriend in 2019.
The phrase “Kapaichumarimarichopaco,” made famous by Zlatan Ibile, is also well-known and is on the lips of the majority of music fans in the nation. This helped him become even more well-known in the Nigerian music industry.
Zlatan Ibile Biography and Profile
- Full name: Omoniyi Temidayo Raphael
- Stage Name: Zlatan Ibile
- Date of Birth: December 19, 1994
- Age: 27 Years Old
- Place of Birth: Ilorin, Kwara state Nigeria
- State of origin: Ekiti State
- Profession: Singer, Songwriter, Rapper
- Genre: Hip hop, Afrobeat
- Most popular songs: Zanku, Yeye Boyfriend, Bolanle
- Education: Moshood Abiola Polytechnic
He Is From Ekiti But Was Born In Kwara State, Nigeria
Omoniyi Temidayo Raphael was brought into the world in Ilorin, the capital city of Kwara state, on December 19, 1994, however he is a local of Ekiti State. In the mean time, he had gone through some piece of his young life in Ilorin prior to moving to Lagos, where he finished his auxiliary training. Zlatan Ibile had areas of strength for a for football than music from his life as a youngster, as many fans might have thought.
He had even wished to turn into a footballer and really loves the football symbol Zlatan Ibrahimovic – this was clearly the very thing that motivated his stage name as a vocalist. Coming from an unfortunate foundation, Zlatan battled to finish his optional training. He even continued to the higher organization at the Moshood Abiola Polytechnic in Ogun State, where he studied Business organization and procured a Public Confirmation in the course in 2011.
In the mean time, Zlatan completely bridled his music possibilities during his polytechnic days, which drove him to win the One Mic Grounds Visit music rivalry, supported by the broadcast communications goliath Airtel Nigeria. Unquestionably, Zlatan was just 19 years of age around then. Simultaneously, he had begun nursing wandering into music since his auxiliary school. That being said, his schooling might have decidedly impacted his later vocation as a vocalist.
Zlatan Ibile Was Raised By Conservative Parents
Shockingly, Zlatan came from a group of intense Christian loyal as his dad is supposed to be a priest at the Reclaim Christian Church of God. This infers that he was raised alongside his kin following the fundamentals of Christianity which the family beyond a doubt maintains.
Basically, he has been to a greater degree a congregation kid while growing up, inferable from the assumptions that the Ministers’ youngsters must be similarly extremely dynamic with chapel exercises. In this way, he joined the congregation band, where he turned into a drummer in the congregation ensemble. Nevertheless, being brought into the world without a silver spoon, Zlatan didn’t have such a blushing youth as his family was said to have battled monetarily. Growing up, Zlatan couldn’t partake in the much-expected extravagances of life as his other wealthy companions to the degree that he needed to take up a few modest positions like bricklaying and grass slicing to help himself and his family, which he uncovered in a meeting with BBC Pidgin.
His Career kicked Off When He Was 19 Years Old
The lord of road Music, Zlatan Ibile’s profession could be said to have started off when he was just 19 years of age. His excursion to popularity was a seriously quick one, and everything began soon after he finished his optional school when he coincidentally found one of his companions who let him know that he had been going to a music studio and that he had even recorded a tune. This disclosure right away touched off the intrinsic music energy of Zlatan. Starting there, he additionally chose to begin going to the studio close by his companion with the conviction that he could show improvement over his companion as he as of now has the ability combined with the way that he had acquired singing experience while he was in his congregation ensemble.
When Zlatan Ibile was conceded into the polytechnic, he had previously imagined himself turning into a performer. His most memorable involvement in the mic played out when he got into the One Mic Grounds Visit, a music finish set up in his school via Airtel, and as destiny will have it, Zlatan put in his best and wowed the group with his ability. Subsequently, this later saw him arising as the opposition’s general victor, consequently driving home the excellent award of an extravagance vehicle. This accomplishment watered the ground for his later endeavors in the music business.
My Body (2017), Brought Zlatan Ibile To Limelight
When the afrobeat rapper raged the Nigerian music industry, he turned out to be effectively recognizable with his expression Kapaichumarimarichopaco. His most memorable studio try came in 2016 when he recorded his tune Odun Yi; his companions inside the area hailed his work. Again in 2017, he was additionally ready to drop one more track named Omoge, this track went to be preferable over his most memorable tune, yet these two melodies couldn’t accord him the ideal public acknowledgment in the business.
Fortunately for Zlatan, he got the once in a lifetime chance to highlight the Afrobeats and hip jump hotshot Olamide who is as of now a commonly recognized name in the music business. In such manner, Zlatan, alongside Olamide, delivered the hit single My Body in 2017, this turned into his distinct advantage as the cooperation excited his developing fans, and it turned into a monstrous hit track, consequently giving Zlatan cross country acknowledgment while the melody moved.
It is as the aftereffect of this track that he grabbed the eye of Mr. Lawrence Irabo, the co-proprietor of Alleluyah Boiz Amusement (A.B.E), who saw the extraordinary possibilities in Zlatan and chose to sign him to the record mark in 2018.
Additionally, still in 2018, Zlatan was highlighted in the immense hit track Capable God by the music sensation Chinko Ekun. This tune likewise further developed Zlatan Ibile’s prevalence an extraordinary arrangement.
Be that as it may, those were only a glimpse of something larger as his next hit tune Zanku (Legwork), soar and transformed him into an exceptionally conspicuous genius.
The taking off progress of Zanku (which in a real sense implies Zlatan Abeg No Kill Us) was not detached to the new dance schedule that went with the tune, which has now become one of the most moving most recent dance schedules for a great many fans cross country even globally. Once more, in 2018 Zlatan had one more effective coordinated effort with quite possibly of the most famous Nigerian big name and melodic symbol Davido in another outline beating single, Osanle, which was broadly acknowledged by fans.
Furthermore, the Afrobeats rapper highlighted the African melodic figure Burna Kid in the track Killing Dem which turned into an honor winning tune and got him a few renowned honors and designations. Once more, Zlatan additionally highlighted Nigerian hip bounce goddess Tiwa Savage in the single Shotan. With these prominent coordinated efforts, Zlatan has now demonstrated his value in the music business.
Zlatan Ibile continued to wow his fans one after the other, and in 2019, he delivered the work of art tracks YeYe Sweetheart and Bolanle, which are in his collection Zanku. These tracks turned out to be particularly famous. Especially, YeYe Sweetheart ended up being the most well known tune of the year and could be said to have achieved the situation with a song of praise on the lips of each and every music darling in Nigeria and then some.
The rapper continued to add more melodies to his library with different hits like The Matter, Unripe Pawpaw, and a few other exciting tunes. As of late, his long stretches of difficult work at last paid off as he turned out to be formally acknowledged and respected with grants and numerous designations prominent among them are
- Headies Award for Best Collaboration Burna Boy and Zlatan for Killin Dem in 2019.
- African Muzik Magazine Awards for the Song of the Year Best Collaboration for Killin Dem
As we watch the young rapper ascend to the pinnacle of his career, it is evident from this that more awards are still in the works for him.