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Zlatan is a popular rapper in Nigeria. He was born on December 19, 1994, in Ilorin, Kwara State (he is 28 years old); his birth name is Omoniyi Temidayo Raphael; and he is close friends with Davido and Rahman Jago.

Profile Summary

Birth Name

Omoniyi Temidayo Raphael


Zlatan Ibile, ZANKU, Zanku Originator

Date of Birth

December 19, 1994

Record label

Zanku Records

Place of birth

Ilorin, Kwara State










Mr & Mrs Omoniyi

Net worth

$2 million – $5 million

Zlatan Ibile Biography

Omoniyi Temidayo Raphael, better known as Zlatan Ibile, was born on December 19, 1994, in Ilorin, Kwara State, Nigeria. He is a rapper and singer, and the CEO and founder of Zanku Records. He was raised in Ilorin but has family roots in Ijurin, Ekiti State.

In 2011, he graduated with a National Diploma in Business Administration from Moshood Abiola Polytechnic.

Zlatan Ibile and Davido

Zlatan Ibile Career

Zlatan rose to prominence in the Nigerian music industry after winning the 2014 Airtel-sponsored “One Mic Campus Tour” music competition in Abeokuta, Ogun State.

He gained further recognition with the release of the Olamide-assisted track “My Body” in 2017 and his signing to Alleluyah Boiz Entertainment in 2018.

In January 2020, he announced the launch of his record label, Zanku Records, and signed artists such as Papisnoop, Oberz, and Jamopyper, as well as a videographer, music producer, manager, and PR consultant.

Zlatan’s debut album, “Zanku,” was released in November 2019 and was a commercial success globally. He has collaborated with artists such as Chinko Ekun, Lil Kesh, Davido, Burna Boy, Ceeza Milli, and Naira Marley and released his sophomore album, “Resan,” in 2021.

Currently, 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.

Zlatan Ibile 1

Zlatan Controversy

Zlatan Ibile has been surrounded by controversy throughout his career.

1. In May 2019, he was arrested by the EFCC in connection with an alleged case of internet fraud and money laundering. However, he was released on administrative bail a few days later.

2. In October 2020, during the EndSARS protests, Zlatan released the song “Soro Soke” to express his concern over the massacre of innocent youths at the Lekki toll gate. 

3. Also, there has been a legal dispute between Zlatan and DJ Cuppy, the daughter of wealthy businessman Femi Otedola.

The controversy started when DJ Cuppy claimed that Zlatan had blocked her on social media without explaining why.

 In an interview with SoundCity TV, Zlatan claimed not to know who DJ Cuppy was, which sparked more controversy and curiosity among their fans.

Davido’s manager, Isreal Afeare, then revealed the cause of their strained relationship, stating that it was due to money. He claimed that Zlatan was not properly compensated for his collaboration with DJ Cuppy on the hit song “Gelato.”

A video was leaked online showing Davido and Zlatan discussing how DJ Cuppy’s father and friends shared money from a fundraising event but did not give any to Zlatan. This sparked more controversy and criticism of DJ Cuppy. 

In response, DJ Cuppy threatened Isreal Afeare with a lawsuit for libel and defamation, stating that she did not owe any artist money. Davido commented on her post, writing “TULE,” meaning “free me.”

4. In addition to this controversy, Zlatan has also faced accusations of fraud from fast-rising Afrobeat singer Mayowa Bae.

Bae claimed that he paid Zlatan N200,000 for a music collaboration in November 2018, but the rapper has yet to fulfill his end of the agreement.

These controversies have kept Zlatan in the spotlight and continue to spark debates and discussions among fans and the public. 

Zlatan Ibile Awards and Nominations 

  • Zlatan won the 2014 edition of the Airtel-sponsored “One Mic Campus Tour” music competition.
  • He won Best New Act, Best Collabo, Song of the year in 2019 for AFRIMMA award.
  • He won the 2019 AFRIMMA Video of the Year.
  • He was nominated for the 2018 City People Award. 

Zlatan Songs and Albums

Zlatan has released several songs and two albums throughout his career; as of 2023, his two albums are Zanku and Resan.

Some of his songs include:

  • Zanku (leg work)
  • Oja
  • Jogor
  • Astalavista
  • Jaboti
  • Again O
  • Kara Wizard
  • Killin’ Dem (ft. Burna Boy)
  • Glory
  • Osanle (ft. Davido)
  • O Dope Gan
  • Musheyenle
  • Odun Yi
  • My Body
  • Bolanle
  • Pepper Dem
  • Lagos Anthem
  • The Matter
  • Soro Soke
  • Quilox
  • Ninu Aye (ft. Gentle Dee)
  • Bum Bum (ft. Davido) 
  • Let There Be Light (ft. Seyi Vibez)

Where does Zlatan live?

He is currently based in Lagos, Nigeria, where he is busy making more music for his fans. 

Zlatan’s social media handles

Zlatan is active on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook and is beginning to gather a lot of followers on his social media account; you can follow him at @zlatan_ibile.

Zlatan Ibile Girlfriends and Children

Zlatan Ibile is a proud father of two children. His first child, Toluwalase Shiloh Ainoghena Omoniyi, was born by his current girlfriend, DaVita Lamai, on March 29, 2020. He is currently 2 years old as of June 2022.

Zlatan Ibile’s ex-girlfriend is Seyi Awonuga, who is the youthful CEO of Bang Mewsic Entertainment. Gossip has it that she is the person who marked Zlatan into her record, and she was there with him all through the time till he began turning into a sensation.

Zlatan Ibile’s net worth

Zlatan is a successful musician; he has been able to make a lot of money from his career, and his net worth is estimated at $2 million to $5 million. 

Which country is Zlatan from?

Zlatan is a citizen of Nigeria and resides in Lagos State.

How old is Zlatan?

Omoniyi Temidayo Raphael, popularly known as Zanku’s originator, is 28 years old.  

Which record label signs Zlatan?

He us a former member ofAlleluyah Boiz Entertainment, currently Zlatan Ibile has created his own record label, Zanku Records, in which he has signed many other artists like Papisnoop and Oberz.

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