Omoniyi Temidayo Raphael, professionally known as Zlatan Ibile, is famous for his catchphrase “kapaichumarimarichopaco,” which, according to him, is a spiritual language and can mean whatever you want it to mean. The multi-talented Nigerian singer, dancer, and songwriter is so rich that he can afford the luxurious life he currently enjoys. He gifted himself an expensive house in Lekki, Lagos, along with two cars (Range Rover SUV and a Hyundai Elentra) on his 25th birthday.
Other expensive cars owned by Zlatan include the likes of Mercedes Benz GLE Coupe, Chevrolet Camaro, Range Rover Sport, Bentley Bentayga, Mercedes-Benz C-Class, Mercedes Benz CLA, and Mercedes Benz G63 AMG, amongst others. Obviously, he loves German machines, and with Zlatan Ibile’s massive net worth, he can afford any taste of luxury.
Zlatan Ibile’s Music Career Contributed to His Massive Net Worth
Zlatan Ibile never considered becoming a musician, although he played the drums in church while growing up and was good at it. He ventured into music after graduating from high school. He usually would accompany his friends to the studio, it motivated his passion for music, and eventually, he became a vocalist. In 2017, he released a track with the help of legendary singer Olamide titled “My Body,” the track served as a wetting ground for him. He gained further popularity in 2018 when he collaborated with Chinko Ekun and Lil Kesh on the hit single “Able God.” He finally hit the jackpot with his single titled “Zanku.” The track was a massive success; his fans danced their sorrows away with his new dance move.
In early, 2019 he was featured on Burna Boys’ “Killin Dem,” a track from his award-winning album African Giant. Shortly after, he was featured by Naira Marley in the controversial track “Am I a Yahoo Boy,” a track that generated problems with the government, which got him arrested. His subsequent exoneration cemented his name in the superstar hall of fame in the Nigerian music industry. In October 2020, during the #endsars protests, he released “soro soke” to express his bitterness over the killing of innocent people at Lekki toll gate and identify with the protesting Nigerians who were unhappy with the turn of events in the country.
He consolidated his position when he launched his record label Zanku Records; to that effect, he hired Visionary Pictures to handle cinematography/videographer, Rexxie to handle production, and a Public Relation consultant Biesloaded. His team is ready to work hard, produce melodic music that will make his fans jump till they hit their heads on the ceiling while leg working.
His Selected Discography
Selected songs as a lead singer that brought him to the limelight include;
- Zanku legwork (2018)
- Killin Dem (2018)
- Bolanle (2018)
- Osanle (2018)
- Yeye Boyfriend (2018)
Featured songs that brought him to the limelight include;
- Am I A Yahoo Boy (2019)
- O Por (2020)
Zlatan Also Makes Money from Musical Tours and Brand Endorsements
Zlatan’s source of income includes shows, tours and concerts (which are usually sold out), music, royalties, and his numerous endorsement deals that make him smile to the bank. He also owns a Record Label called Zanku Records, a label he officially launched on January 1st, 2020. He has so far signed artists like Papisnoop, Oberz, and Jamopyper.
His endorsement deals include a brand ambassador for a casino and lotto company called Lotto 9ja, which Bet9ja owns. He is also a brand ambassador of a world-renowned Coca-Cola Company. He is an ambassador to Africa’s Bitcoin giant Patricia. These are lucrative deals that have added up to his net worth.
Zlatan Ibile’s Net Worth Compared to Other Artists of His Cadre
With Zlatan Ibile’s staggering net worth of over $1.8 Million, the singer towers above his contemporaries like Naira Marley, worth about $1,000,000, and Omah Lay, who has a net worth of $600,000. Zlatan’s endorsement with Lotto 9ja and Coca-Cola is worth millions; this has swelled his bank account.
More than that, Zlatan Ibile charges about N15 Million to grace shows and functions. He is a prolific artist, so he is always doing shows, thereby making money regularly. He also makes tons of money from his music videos, which he has an in-house Videographer and Choreographer to minimize cost and maximize profit. The artist is rich enough to carry out all the needful processes in music/video production.
Zlatan was on tour in the United States of America in 0ctober 2019, and his Dallas, Texas show was a sold-out concert. His performance was breathtaking and energetic. He also toured Ghana in October 2020 alongside Michael Blackson. The Bolanle crooner is slated to perform at the Eko Atlantic Beach Hotel in Lagos, Nigeria, on 25th July 2021.
Zlatan Ibile’s Garage is Filled with Posh and Exotic Wheels
Zlatan is a lover of exotic and expensive cars and has some of them in his garage. With his net worth, it is not surprising that Zlatan Ibile could afford such expensive rides. Some known cars in his collection include the following:
Mercedes Benz CLA (Est. $47,850)
This exotic car cost about $47,850, which is about N18,202,044 using the current exchange rate. It is equipped with a four-wheel drive, an Anti-lock braking system, driver and passenger airbag, and air conditioning that will make you feel winter in our Nigerian heat.
Chevrolet Camaro (Est. $25,000)
It cost about $25,000 (NGN9 to 10 Million) to acquire this car. A customized one goes for about $50,000. This is the famous bumblebee used in the Transformers movie. Its features include leather upholstery, heated and ventilated front seats, rearview mirror camera, dual-zone automatic climate control, customized interior lighting, and the list goes on.
Range Rover Sports Utility Vehicle (SUV) (Est. $91,000)
On his 25th birthday, Zlatan gifted himself a white Land Rover Range Rover SUV worth about $91,000 (starting price), which is about N34 Million. Its features include Twin independent rear seats with a power deployable central console for a luxury four-seat experience, 7.8 kmp ARAI Mileage, power steering, alloy wheels, driver and passenger airbag.
Brabus G Wagon (Est. $668,000)
This infamous brand costs around $668,000 (starting price). This supercar is an automobile crown jewel. It is one of the world’s most powerful twelve cylinders off-roaders. It has a speedometer of 300km/h, displacement engines with cubic capacity extension. This machine is a show-stopper and a must-get for the wealthy like Zlatan Ibile.