Zinoleesky was born on April 21, 2000, and is currently 23 years old. He has risen to stardom at a very young age and is one of the leading young Nigerian musicians with songs such as Personal (2022), Gone Far (2021) Many Road (2022), Last Time (2022), and Ma Pariwo (2019) to his name.
The singer who is also known as Zino and Show Killer, continuously breaks into the hard walls of the competitive world of music. At present, he is considered one of the youngest and most successful Nigerian musicians.
What is Zinoleesky’s Age Now?
Contrary to the popular opinion that Zinoleesky is 27 years old and was born on November 21, 1995, he is actually 23 and was born on April 21, 2000.
The evidence of his real age is traced to the celebration of his birthday on Instagram every April 21. Although he never specified the year of his birth, a post on his birthday in 2022 with the caption “big 22” is a revelation that he was born in 2000. He also made the same post on Twitter.
Also, in February 2022, he laughed at the reports that he was 27 years old. The video made rounds, and it was also at the time that it was revealed that he was born in 2000 and not 1995 or 1999, as claimed by sources.
Zinoleesky was born Oniyide Abdul Azeez Adigun Oluwashina in Lagos, Nigeria but hails from Ogun State. The singer hails from a Muslim family, with Mr. Oluwashina as his father and a mother who is a businesswoman. He shares a very close relationship with his mother.
At a very young age, Zino attended Lively Kiddies Nursery and Primary School, Agege, Lagos. By the time he was in his late teens to early adulthood, he had graduated from Boys Secondary School, Agege – the same school Lil Frosh had attended.
Zinoleesky Started His Rise to Fame When He Was 18
The Ogun State native started to sample music at a young age, and by the time he was 18 years old in 2018, he had already released songs such as My Story and Good Luck Ft. Lil Frosh. This helped him find solid ground as a notable artist.
More of his fame is related to his being followed on social media by Buga singer Kizz Daniel. Also, he drew the attention of Davido, who offered to sign the young artist to his label but to no avail. By the time he was 19 in 2019, he had released other songs such as Hold Me and Shuga Dadi.
In 2020, Zinoleesky had his breakthrough in the music industry after the release of his hit song Caro. This was after he was signed to Naira Marley’s Marlian Records music label. The same year, he released a major hit song Ma Pariwo which garnered him over 4.1 million views on YouTube. At the time, he became one of the youngest artists in Nigeria.
In subsequent years, he continued to push through in his music career and released songs such as Rocking (2022), Call of Duty (2022), Gone Far (2021), and Kilofese (2020).
Zinoleesky Had Some of His Greatest Music Achievements at the Age of 22
In the fall of 2022, and only about 4 months to his 22nd birthday, Zino reached one of his peaks in the music industry with the release of his song Personal. This song was the first he released on his YouTube channel, “Zinoleesky,” which was created in December 2022.
The song reached the number one spot on on Top 100 Nigeria Apple Music Chart placing Ruger’s Asiwaju, Young John’s Xtra Cool, and Mavins’ Won Da Mo behind it.
To make it even more interesting, his song Last Time with Omah Lay was at the number 5 spot the same week that Personal enjoyed the number one spot.
He has Received Many Career Accolades
While his career achievement seems endless, one of Zino’s major breakthroughs was being recognized by one of the biggest awards in Nigeria, The Headies, when he was only 21 years old in 2021. At the time, he was nominated for Rookie of the Year. In 2022, he was nominated again for the same awards in the category of Next Rated.
Also, he released an EP, “Grit & Lust,” in 2022. The highly acclaimed EP features Ayra Starr on Many Roads. It also debuted at no. 13 on the Billboard World Albums chart in January 2023. This would make it the first time that Zino entered the chart. Also, the extended play made it to the number-one spot on several charts across Nigeria.
Before the release of the EP, Zino had released another extended play, “Chrome” (2020) which was also highly successful. At the time, the 23-the year-old singer was 20 years old.
He Reportedly Had Record Label Issues in 2022
While Zino continued to push through in his career as a musician signed under Naira Marley‘s Marlian Records, there were reports that he may have left the label.
The situation has not been clarified, but another artist Mohbad who was signed around the same time as the 23 years old Zino, left the label in 2022 for reasons that included physical abuse at the Marian House in the presence of Naira Marley.
Also, with respect to Zinoleesky’s place in the Marlian Records, it has been noticed that the singer joined YouTube in December 2022 and even uploaded his first music video, Personal, on the channel in the same month he created it.
Also, in 2022 when the rumor of his leaving Marlian Records hovered, the singer also ended his relationship with his then-girlfriend Shubomi, who is also Naira Marley’s sister.
Despite all of the rumors about his quitting the first label that he was professionally signed with, Naira Marley still celebrates the young artist on social media. Vice versa, Zino also celebrates the Soapy crooner. Hence, the news of the breakup may not be true.
Zinoleesky Bought a Multi-Million Naira Mansion at the Age of 25
On 27 December 2022, Zinoleesky made it known through his Instagram page that he was a homeowner. He celebrated the new achievement and further claimed that the home was a new way to start his new year with.
While there are not many details about the home, it has been revealed by Pulse.ng that the home could be worth 100 million.
Well, this is no surprise as Zinoleesky’s net worth is estimated at $400,000, which is an equivalent of about ₦184.1 million.
Moreso, this is not the first time the young music star has shown luxury on social media. On the internet, he has been revealed to be an owner of an ES350 Luxury Sedan, which he showed it off in 2019 when he was 19.
At 21 in 2021, he reportedly bought another car, a Chevrolet Camaro Sports Car worth over 20 million. There was also another growth in his luxury collection at the time he was 21 and in February 2022, shortly before his 22nd birthday, when he displayed a Mercedez-Benz G-Wagon SUV on his Instagram.