Music, fatherhood my greatest achievement’ – Zlatan Ibile
Nigerian rapper and singer Omoniyi Temidayo Raphael aka Zlatan Ibile, has opened up on two of his greatest achievements in life – music and fatherhood.
Opening up on his new role as a father, Zlatan said it has changed a lot of things about his personality.
The Zanku Record boss also noted that he realised that he isn’t proud of some of the crazy things he has done in the past especially while promoting his music.
Zlatan, while highlighting the changes, said that having gone through some old videos of him dancing almost unclad on the streets, it dawned on him that it would be difficult for him to correct his son if he decided to toll the same path.
He said, “I don’t think it (fatherhood) affects my music creation. It just changed me as a person, there are some things I’ve done as a person and some videos I made when I didn’t have a child like going on the streets and start dancing to my songs but after giving birth to my son and I was on YouTube one day then I saw the video I was like so someday my son will grow up and see this videos, how do I correct him when he’s doing some crazy stuffs.
“Since then I started changing myself, I can’t be doing all these things. There are some places I can go to before, there are some arguments that are not necessary anymore. It has been a positive change anyway.”
The 28-year-old also discussed his recording process, and how he’s managed to showcase his versatility.
“I think I can actually submit an album of like 15 tracks that are recorded right now. I’ve worked with so many people. I’m used to recording, I barely sleep at night because my body system is used to being awake all night. I have a private studio, we go there all the time. I don’t like waiting for what’s next to do before I start recording. So basically there are songs and I feel like I’m ready to go again if I decide to. The amount of songs, I think there’s nothing stopping me to actually put a body of work together. Since I’ve dropped singles and that, people like that they are feeling it, I think I can just compile some of the songs again and then go for a project and serve them to the world,” he said.
Continuing, Zlatan said, “2023, I actually dropped music very late due to one reason or another, and ever since Toulouse was cool and manageable for me. And then 2021, I dropped ‘Resan,’ I could not jump out of the album to start releasing singles, I had to push and shoot videos from ‘Resan’ for a little while before jumping into other singles. So this year I decided to myself that I want to start early so I can see more results with ‘Omo Ologo’ EP.”