Who is Zlatan Ibile?
Zlatan Ibile is a Nigerian rapper, singer, songwriter, and dancer. He is well known for his hit songs like “Yeye Boyfriend”, “Bolanle”, “Zanku”, “Ale Yi” and many others. Zlatan is also famous for his popular slang “Kapaichumarimarichopaco” and “Ayi” which has become a catch-phrase for some of his fans and music lovers at large.
He is also referred to as “Zlatan Ibile”, “Zanku King” and “World President”.
Early life and childhood
Zlatan’s real name is Omoniyi Temidayo Raphael. He was born on December 19, 1994, in Ilorin, Kwara State, Nigeria. He is 27 years old as of June 2022. Zlatan hails from Ekiti State, the Southwest part of Nigeria. He spent part of his childhood in Ilorin before moving to Lagos. Zlatan and his siblings were raised in a Christian home. His father is said to be a pastor at the Redeem Christian Church of God.
Growing up, the rapper had a passion for football rather than music, and he wished to become a footballer like his football icon Zlatan Ibrahimovic. According to reports sighted by DNB Stories Africa, this was what inspired his stage name “Zlatan” as a singer.
Zlatan Ibile had his primary and secondary education in Lagos, after which he proceeded to Moshood Abiola Polytechnic, Ogun State where he earned a Higher National Diploma (HND) in Business Administration.
Zlatan’s wiki profile
|Full name||Omoniyi Temiayo Raphael|
|Stage name||Zlatan Ibile|
|Nicknames||Zanku King, World President|
|State of origin||Ekiti state|
|Date of birth||December 19, 1994|
|Age||27 years old|
|Marital status||In a relationship|
|Girlfriend||DaVita Lamai (current)|
|Career||Rapper, singer, songwriter, dancer|
|Alma mater||Moshood Abiola Polytechnic|
How Zlatan started his career
Zlatan Ibile started nursing the idea of going into music during his secondary school days, but he kick-started his music career during his undergraduate days at the Moshood Abiola Polytechnic. At the age of 19, he participated in and won the One Mic Campus Tour music competition held in Abeokuta, Ogun State which was sponsored by Airtel Nigeria. This win fueled his zeal to pursue his music career and to be in the music industry.
In 2017, Zlatan gained recognition in the music industry after releasing the track “My Body” which featured popular Nigerian rapper, Olamide. The song became a massive hit track and gave Zlatan nationwide recognition. As a result of this, Lawrence Irabo, the co-owner of Alleluyah Boiz Entertainment (A.B.E) decided to sign Zlatan to the record label. In 2018, Zlatan gained further recognition following his collaboration in the hit track “Able God” with music sensations Chinko Ekun and Lil Kesh.
Shortly after, Zlatan dropped another hit song titled Zanku, an acronym for (Zlatan Abeg No Kill Us) which was accompanied by a dance routine by the same name. Zanku dance or “leg work” quickly became one of the trending dance routines in Nigeria and other places. Towards the end of 2018, Zlatan released another track “Osanle”, which featured Davido, one of the most popular Nigerian artists. In early 2019, the rapper released another track with Afrobeats singer Burna Boy called “Killin Dem” which also became a hit.
Other hit songs by Zlatan Ibile include “Bolanle”, “Yeye Boyfriend”, “National Anthem”, “Money” ft. Davido, and several others.
Zlatan Ibile’s marriage and wedding
As of the time of publishing this article, Zlatan Ibile is not married and does not have a wife. However, according to reports sighted by DNB Stories Africa, the rapper has been in several relationships, two of which produced his two children.
About Zlatan’s current girlfriend – DaVita Lamai
DaVita Lamai is the current girlfriend and baby mama of Zlatan Ibile. She was born on March 6, 1995, in the United Kingdom. She is 25 years old as of June 2022. According to information gathered by DNB Stories Africa, DaVita Lamai graduated from the University of Kent, in the UK in 2019. Before becoming Zlatan’s baby mama, the 25-years old worked as a model for different brands and has bagged lots of endorsement deals too.
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.
According to online reports, the rapper flaunted his second child, who happens to be a baby girl online, but didn’t release the name of the baby and the baby mama.
Zlatan Ibile has also revealed his plans of having ten children. He made this known after flaunting a video of his second child online and writing:
Baby number 2, 8 more to go.
Zlatan and Seyi Awonuga relationship
Seyi Awonuga, also known as “Shigh Lofe” and “Cash Lord”, is Zlatan’s first girlfriend. She was born on March 7, 1997, and she is 25 years old as of June 2022. Seyi Awonuga is the founder and CEO of Bang Mewsic Entertainment, a Nigerian record label. As the CEO and founder, Seyi has had the opportunity of meeting and collaborating with notable stars in the music industry, including Burna Boy, Zinoleesky, Wizkid, Fireboy DML, Olamide, Funke Akindele, Davido, Naira Marley, and many others.
According to online reports, Seyi Awonuga was the one who signed Zlatan to the label before he rose to prominence. Seyi’s skills in artists and repertoire personnel helped Zlatan and shaped him into becoming the popular artist he is today, according to reports.
There were speculations that Seyi Awonuga and Zlatan secretly welcomed a child in March 2019, but didn’t reveal the baby until June that same year. These speculations grew wild after Zlatan flaunted Seyi on social media, professing his love for her and appreciating her for standing by him all these years through the rough patches while he was trying to make it in the music industry.
Also, in 2019, Seyi Awonuga took to her Instagram page to post a picture of herself holding a baby with the caption, Zlatan’s Baby. This post got fans wondering if the baby was hers or if it was just a publicity stunt.
Zlatan and Bolanle
In 2019, while promoting his song “Bolanle”, Zlatan told his fans to tag any lady bearing the name “Bolanle” that he was going to take her out. Eventually, he did take the winner out and according to reports, he bought her an expensive bag and a brand-new car. Bolanle appreciated the gesture referring to Zlatan as a sweet person.
However, according to reports sighted by DNB Stories Africa, Seyi Awonuga wasn’t having any of this, and as a result of this, she made Zlatan choose between her and Bolanle. Zlatan, however, had to let Bolanle go to continue his relationship with Seyi Awonuga.