Zlatan made a loud entrance into the mainstream in 2018 with Zanku. It cemented him as one of the cultural influencers at the time. He has shown much versatility throughout his career in his artistry. His latest EP only serves to show us just how versatile he is.
In his interview on Apple Music Africa Now Radio with Dada Boy Ehiz, Zlatan narrates the creative process behind his latest EP and what he hopes to achieve with it.
“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’ve been 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. With the number of songs, I think there’s nothing stopping me from actually putting a body of work together. Since I’ve dropped singles and people like that they feeling it, I think I can just compile some of the songs again and then go for a project and serve it to the world.”
While Zlatan started as a rapper, he has indigenous rap and Street-pop into a unique style known to him. There is some divided opinion as one camp of listeners refuses to classify him as a rapper. For Zlatan, the misclassifications are just motivation to continue to fit into multiple boxes.
“Basically I’m so happy about Omo Ologo because when I started, people would only classify me as a rapper or call me a rapper. And then there are some people who tend not to agree I’m a rapper in any way. But so I’ve been able to prove that I’m versatile for a while now. I tried to always drop rap songs because that’s actually where I started from—rap battles. So I tried to drop rap songs in-between my danceable songs and then celeb songs to like to see new paths. So Omo OLogo came out and I came out with a challenge and top celebrities that are doing well felt like they loved the energy. They reached out to me, and I sent the beat to them. So the track is actually doing well and the fact it’s actually a rap song I’m actually happy”
Omo Ologo is one of the lead singles off the EP also titled Omo Ologo. It translates to Glorious Child in English. The EP hit streaming services on April 28. Give it a quick listen.
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