Sensational singer, Crown Uzama, known by his stage name Shallipopi, has recently opened up about the pivotal role played by renowned rapper, Zlatan Ibile, in propelling his music career to new heights.
The 23-year-old artist took to his Instagram story to express his gratitude towards Zlatan Ibile, affectionately for providing him with a career-defining boost without any strings attached.
In a heartfelt message, Shallipopi wrote, “Big shoutout to Zlatan Ibile. Bro literally gave my career life. He didn’t ask for anything in return.”
Shallipopi’s meteoric rise to fame began when his viral sensation, the chart-topping hit song ‘Elon Musk,’ captured the hearts of music enthusiasts and trended across the internet. However, it was his collaboration with Zlatan Ibile and Afrobeat sensation Fireboy DML in a remix of ‘Elon Musk that catapulted his career to even greater heights.
The remix, which fused Shallipopi’s unique sound with the distinct styles of Zlatan Ibile and Fireboy DML, quickly became a fan favorite, garnering millions of streams and further solidifying Shallipopi’s position as a rising star in the Nigerian music scene.
The Nigerian music industry has long been known for its camaraderie and support among artists, and Shallipopi’s heartfelt appreciation for Zlatan Ibile is a testament to this spirit of collaboration. Zlatan Ibile’s willingness to lend a helping hand to a fellow artist without any expectations in return serves as an inspiring example for the younger generation of musicians.
As Shallipopi continues to make waves in the music industry, his career trajectory stands as a testament to the power of talent, hard work, and the support of fellow artists.