An old video making rounds online captures the popular crooner, Omoniyi Temidayo Raphael, known professionally as Zlatan Ibile before fame.
In the clip, which was recorded in black and white, Zlatan was seen with his friend as he spoke in Yoruba language.
In a loosed translation to English, he said:
“Wetin dey happen sef. Don’t you know I am street, don’t cross me. Hello everybody Happy Sunday, I’m in the street.”
The video appeared on a popular IG blog and subsequently got people talking.
While some commented on how poverty can negatively impact a person’s life, others gushed over the growth of the singer overtime.
Watch the video below:
Reacting, One @future.hendriz8.8 wrote: “E get as you go broke reach you go look dangerous 😂.”
donbruno8 wrote: “If u believe ur picture now will be a motivational tb in next two year gather here ❤️❤️❤️”
mr_keanvic wrote: “Na who give up Dey turn egbon adugbo 🌚”
badboi_pzu_ wrote: “Zlatan crying rn God did 👏👏👏”
naija_online_market wrote: “Dem say Zlatan tb better pass young duu present , shey na true 👀”
tinny_pawz wrote: “I will post my TB someday and laugh at the struggles and trying times. Amen 🙏”
_lavish_moore_ wrote: “His grow up is lit 🔥 but why dem no dey carry am enter 02make una forgive zlatan na.”
officialzee_client wrote: “Sapa Dey choke sha. God is great!🙏👑❤️❤️❤️😎.”
He also spoke about the huge role rapper Olamide and singer Davido played in changing his grass to grace story musically.
Zlatan Ibile started by revealing that he used the car he won from a music competition as a taxi. Speaking in a recent chat with media personality, Samuel Eni, the Zanku crooner said he had to use the car as a taxi because he couldn’t foot his bills or maintain the car.
Zlatan said after winning the car, it took him another four years to achieve career success after he was assisted by Olamide and Davido.