How Zinoleesky maintained his stand in Nigerian Music Industry
Zinoleesky broke through in his native Nigeria with the 2019 single “Popo,” which addressed social inequity, and here is how he maintained his stand in Nigerian Music Industry
Oniyide Azeez popularly known as Zinoleesky is a Nigerian singer, songwriter, and record producer.
Zinoleesky has been reinventing the sound of street pop music over the little frame of his career on mainstream pop music in the Nigerian music industry.
Soulful singer Zinoleesky emerged as a new voice in Nigeria’s street music scene in 2019 and was signed to a label within a year.
His rise to fame began when Kizz Daniel Watched one of his freestyles video to his single “Fvck You” and showed interest by following him on Instagram and also promised to do a collabo with him
In December 2019, he signed to Marlian Music Label owned by a Nigerian renowned singer, rapper, and songwriter Naira Marley after allegedly turning down a deal from DMW label.
He is affiliated with secondary school friends and musical colleagues, Ibradosky and Lil Frosh
Zinoleesky gradually infiltrates the music industry around 2019 after performing at Marlian fest at Eko hotel, 2020 he released his single titled ‘Caro’ featuring his label boss Naira Marley, which also serves as his lead single to his debut Six (6) tracks EP titled ‘Chrome‘
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After the release of ‘Caro’ featuring Naira Marley, in the same span of the calendar, Zinoleesky strikes yet again with a visual to his supported single titled ‘Mapariwo’ off the EP ‘Chrome‘ and inspired with an edge of facet in his musical style.
The track encapsulates the love story and became his biggest breakout song prior to Rexxie‘s produced track ‘Caro’ featuring Naira Marley
The song charted on several radio stations in Lagos and across Nigeria, introducing him to a wider audience, especially other parts of Nigeria aside from Lagos.
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The journey of consistency doesn’t end with just one hit single, meaning that an artist has to repeatedly drop a hit song to be able to solidify the spot.
In December 2020, Zinoleesky released his much-anticipated visuals for yet another lead single titled ‘Kilofeshe’ an amapiano infused sound off his debut EP ‘Chrome’ (Eccentric), which in turn is getting much recognition and connecting the dots of consistency and stability.
The name is already a household name, basically, all the top giants in the Nigerian music industry have acknowledged his art and style.
In 2021, Zino cemented his position as the hottest kid as he continue to dish out hit song titled “Naira Marley,” which was produced by Niphkeys and mixed and mastered by Spirit Mix
Zinoleesky is back with another single titled, “Gone Far” following his last release Naira Marley.
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