Zlatan Recounts Using A Car He Won In A Talent Competition As A Taxi
Zlatan, who was 19 at the time, won the One Mic Campus Tour after captivating the judges and crowd during the talent competition’s grand ending.
By Omotayo Olutekunbi
Zlatan Ibile, a Nigerian street-hop singer, recently explained to media personality Samuel Eni why he utilized the automobile he won in a music competition as a taxi.
He won the Airtel-sponsored One Mic talent competition in Abeokuta, Ogun State, in 2014, and one of the prizes was a vehicle.
He stated that because of his financial situation, he was forced to use the automobile as a taxi since he could not afford the costs associated with maintaining it.
The singer said that it took him an extra four years to succeed professionally after receiving help from Olamide and Davido after winning the music competition.
He said, “I qualified among the two to go represent my school in the grand finale [of a music competition]. So, like tactically out of 140 candidates. With just two tracks, I just started rapping. I know nothing about music. I just started writing and downloading beats online. And out of 140 people, I don’t know how God did it, I won a brand new car when I was 19 years old. My first semester in school.”
“From there, I just sat down and said to myself, if I can win a brand new car, seems God is telling me something. I took it seriously from there. After that, it took me another four years after I won the car. I ended up using the car as [a] taxi because I could not maintain the car or maintain the lifestyle. Before, Olamide saw me one day and hit me up on Instagram. He called me up and made a song for me, for free,[and also] came for the video shoot for free. To me, that was like my breakthrough song in 2017.
“Davido saw the song [Body], and danced to it; the video was his first one million views on Instagram. And, he called me to come to his house. He made [a] song for me. I told him I don’t have money for [the] video. He gave me money for the video. After then, I made Zanku, and since then it has been blessings upon blessings.”
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