Oniyide Azeez, professionally known as Zinoleesky, stage performer, entertainer, musician, rapper and recording artist based in Nigeria. He came to the limelight in 2017 after Kizz Daniel, a renowned Nigerian singer, followed him on Instagram and reposted one of his videos. He got more attention from the public after releasing his single titled ‘Ma Pariwo’.
Zinoleesky, born November 21, 1999, hails from Ogun State and was raised by his parents, Mr and Mrs Azeez in Agege Local Government Area of Lagos State, Nigeria. He was signed to Marlian Music in January 2020 and has released a commercial successful Extended Play titled ‘Chrome’…‘Read full article’
This article is all about the exciting details about Zinoleesky; his biography, real name, age, state of origin, education, career, songs, relationship and net worth.
The 23-year-old Nigerian musical artist started making freestyle rap videos to share on social media to advance his career as a teenager. Zinoleesky is associated with musical affiliates and secondary school friends Lil Frosh and Ibradosky.
Zinoleesky is a young sensational Nigerian singer who broke out in the music industry with the making of songs that spoke about the challenges he faced and the ills in his society. He is known for jams such as ‘Money’, ‘Bullet’, ‘Kilofeshe’, ‘Ma Pariwo’, ‘Don’t Call Me’, ‘Chrome’ and more.
The multi-faceted artist gained mainstream attention after being signed to Marlian Music Records by the label boss, Naira Marley. Zinoleesky was loved by millions of Afrobeats fans for his vocal prowess and catchy song phrases.
Zinoleesky is a talented rapper and singer, who has been performing to the best of his ability since he was young. He would typically rap to instrumental versions of well-known songs or perform renditions of current singles in the nation. He is no doubt one of the best Nigerian rappers today.
The gifted rapper and songwriter received quality education from top public and private schools in Agege, Lagos State.
According to records, Zinoleesky studied at Lively Kiddies Nursery and Primary School for his elementary school education. He obtained his First School Leaving Certificate from the institution.
He also attended a government-owned secondary school for his high school education and scored good grades in his Senior Secondary School Certificate Examinations (SSCE).
As a high school student, Zinoleesky was known for thrilling his classmates with freestyle rap songs. He always performed at school events and competed in different talent shows in Lagos.
Due to his unique voice, the talented rapper decided to pursue a professional music career after graduating from high school. He began visiting studios in his community to record songs he had written at home.
Zinoleesky became a popular face in the Agege Music Community and his music career took off after Kizz Daniel followed him on Instagram only seconds after posting an Instagram video of one of his raps.
In 2019, Oniyide a.k.a Zinoleesky was offered a record deal by the DMW label, owned by Davido. However, he rejected the offer and chose to remain an independent artist for a while.
Zino was eventually signed by Naira Marley into Marlian Music in January 2020, alongside the likes of Mohbad, Fabian and Cblack. At the Marlian Fest in December 2019, Naira Marley announced to his fans that he was setting up his own record label. He also revealed that Zinoleesky and three other acts –Mohbad, C Blvck and Fabian Blu– had been signed to the music imprint.
Since he joined the Marlian family, Zinoleesky has collaborated with both established and upcoming artists to release hit Afrobeats songs. He raps in English, Pidgin English and Yoruba. The crooner wrote his name in gold in the Street Pop scene by dropping the commercially successful EP.
Zinoleesky is currently single but some time ago it was rumoured that he is in a romantic relationship with Shubomi, Naira Marley’s sister after a video of the duo kissing went viral on the internet.
- Naira Marley
- Gone Far
- Caro (featuring Naira Marley)
- Who Knows
- Won Wa Mi
- Nitori E
- Life Drama
- Don’t Call Me
- Firi Yoyo
- Shuga Dadi
- Who Knows
Awards & Nominations
In 2022, Zinoleesky was nominated for the Next Rated Artiste category at The Headies awards.
Zinoleesky has become a familiar face in leading shows and events across the country. He has earned a lot of money from performance gigs and the royalties generated by his songs.
Zino’s net worth is estimated to be US$500,000. The versatile Nigerian rapper is a mansion (house) owner and owns a fleet of cars, like Mercedes Benz, G-Wagon SUV and Chevrolet Camaro.
The multi-talented rapper, Zinoleesky has built a large fanbase. He has over 2M followers on Instagram and over 300k followers on Twitter.
You can connect with Zinoleesky on various social media platforms through the usernames given below.
- Instagram handle: @zinoleesky
- Twitter handle: @zinoleesky01
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