Omoniyi Temidayo Raphael, Nigerian singer better Known as Zlatan Ibile, has put out his long-awaited debut album entitled ‘Zanku’.
The body of work was released on Friday — weeks after the singer had hinted his forthcoming project would be featuring Patoranking.
It also comes about the same time when he cleared the air with regards to widespread claims that he makes music only for the streets.
The 17-track release, which includes productions from Rexxie, Spellz, Kiddominant, and other prominent music producers, sees Zlatan collaborate with the likes of Davido, Burna Boy, Tiwa Savage and a few other renowned figures in the Nigerian music industry.
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Zlatan, who is widely famous for his catchphrase “Kapachumarumarichipaco,” is believed to have launched his music career in 2011; came into the Nigerian music in 2017; and became more popular in 2018 following his feature on Chinko Ekun’s ‘Able God’.
After Zlatan had made the headlines for his collaborative role in Naira Marley’s ‘Am I a Yahoo Boy’, a controversial street song that saw him end up in the custody of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), the singer refuted claims that he makes street music alone.
“If you still listen to my music and you’re updated, you’ll know that I don’t make songs for the street people alone. Because of my story, background and the type of upbringing I had, people love me on the street. They feel I was less privileged and had fewer opportunities,” he had said.
“Now, it’s far beyond just the street love. It now cuts across different factions and borders. If you listen to my new song ‘Bolanle’ and ‘This Year’, they’re totally different. I have a project coming up, my album. When you listen, you’ll see a new dimension to Zlatan.”
DOWNLOAD: ‘Zanku’ by Zlatan Ibile
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