- Zlatan Ibile attributes his career breakthrough to the 2017 collaborative song ‘My Body’ with Olamide.
- The YBNL boss, Olamide, giving Zlatan a verse is described as “life-changing” in the rapper’s career.
- Zlatan shares the persistence it took to secure the collaboration, emphasizing how Olamide’s choice of an Afrobeats song, ‘My Body,’ transformed his career instantly.
Nigerian singer and rapper, Omoniyi Temidayo Raphael, aka Zlatan Ibile has revealed how he got his career breakthrough.
According to him, his 2017 collaborative song with Olamide, ‘My Body’ was the turning point of his career.
He said the YBNL boss giving him a verse was “life-changing.”
Speaking in a recent interview with popular YouTuber, Korty EO, Zlatan recounted how he kept on begging Olamide for a collaboration via his social media DM and how it eventually happened despite initial disappointments.
He said, “Olamide giving me a verse at that time was life-changing for me. I was always tracking him and begging him in the DM for a verse.
“He gave me appointments twice but they didn’t materialise until the third time. He invited me to his house and because I was doing more rap, I thought we would be doing a rap song, then all of a sudden, Olamide started singing an Afrobeats song, ‘My Body.’ He did that because he knew it was what would make me an instant star.
“I recorded my verse and that was how my story changed.”