“We Rise by Lifting Others”: Zlatan Ibile Recounts How Olamide and Davido Made Free Song for Him

“We Rise by Lifting Others”: Zlatan Ibile Recounts How Olamide and Davido Made Free Song for Him

  • Zlatan Ibile has recounted how Davido and Olamide assisted him when he was new in the music industry
  • According to him, Olamide gave him a free verse to do in his song while Davido made a song for him and paid for the studio session
  • He noted that before then, he had sold the car he won after using it for a taxi as he couldn't afford to maintain it
  • In a chat with Legit.ng, Joy Williams, a fan of Olamide, said the singer has changed the fortune of many artists and he is not a controversial person

Nigerian singer, Zlatan Ibile, has reflected on the support provided by some of his senior colleagues in the music industry throughout his career.

The singer granted an interview where he spoke about Olamide and Davido's impact on his life.

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According to him, Olamide gave him a free verse in his song. He also noted that Davido made a song for him and gave him money to do studio work after he told him he didn't have the cash to record.

Zlatan talks about Olamide and Davido's influence in his career.
Zlatan talks about Olamide and Davido's influence in his career. Photo credit @olamide/@davido/@zlatan_ibile
Source: Instagram

Zlatan says he sold his car

In the clip, the singer, who once opened up about his career in the past, noted that he won a car a few years ago, but couldn't maintain it.

He also said even after transforming the vehicle into an Uber, he still couldn't afford the maintenance and eventually had to sell it.

Zlatan says his story changed

The singer said things started turning around for him after Olamide and Davido came to his aid.

This is not the first instance of Zlatan speaking highly of Olamide and acknowledging the significant impact the latter has had on his career..

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He earlier listed several other people helped by Olamide in the music industry.

Below is the clip:

How fans reacted to Zlatan's video

Netizens have reacted to the video of what Zlatan said about Olamide and Davido. Here are some of the comments below:


"I love when people acknowledge who was there for them."


"Davido for life."


"Rise by lifting others."


"Sad kids go don come across the video Bur nothin to comment for them Awon Oloriburuku."


"All this werey blogger no go see this na davido fall down dey always post and I pray he will never fall."


"Hater’s won’t like dis ooo."


"I just love real people with real love, Dem say we dey hear everything but na testimonies we dey hear."


"And una go talk say David no be better person."


"Pained souls don tire for life cause no day u won’t hear abt our Poppsy doing good."

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"I swear I feel sorry for those that don’t follow this account, thanks for always posting the best content."

In a chat with Legit.ng, Williams said Olamide announced Portable and some other singers.

She said:

"Yes, Olamide deserves a lot of credit for helping different artists. He was the one who announced Portable with their song, Zazau. Except for the female singer who complained about his wife, no other artist has said anything bad about him."

Zlatan Ibile drinks to new age

Legit.ng earlier reported that Zlatan Ibile had marked his new age in style. He celebrated his birthday in December and raised a glass of drink to toast to his new age.

He also had his birthday cake beside him while the room he was in was well decorated.

Source: Legit.ng

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