Nigerian rapper Zlatan Ibile has revealed that before his hit song with singer Tiwa Savage happened, he was on the singer’s blocked list on Instagram.
Zlatan Ibile made this revelation while speaking with Olajide Samuel about his music career, his new album among other interesting topics.
The Zanku master in the interview explained that at the beginning of 2019, Tiwa Savage for one or two reasons blocked him on social media but after he became mainstream, he desperately wanted to do a song with her.
As a result, his manager had to step in and settle the beef between the two artistes and even set up the studio session where the two artistes came out with his hit song “Shotan”.
Zlatan who described Tiwa Savage as a “nice and cool” person, added that their relationship has improved since then and she even checks up on him once a while.
“The day I recorded Wake Up, I actually wanted to record Shotan with Tiwa Savage. At the beginning of this year, Tiwa Savage blocked me on Instagram.
“I am a very shy person when it comes to talking to ladies. My manager was the one who settled the scores between us.
“He was the one who organised the studio session for the song. Tiwa is a very nice and cool person.
“After then, she unblocked me and has been checking up on me.”
Speaking about his decision to leave his friend and “partner in crime” Naira Marley out of his new album, Zlatan said it was nothing personal but rather there was no need for the two to be on the album.
He stated further that a joint album between himself and the “Soapy” hitmaker is already on the way and would be released in 2020.
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“He isn’t featured on the album. Everybody knows Naira Marley is my good friend and we have been making music together from the beginning of this year.
“He wasn’t featured on the album because there was no reason for it; it is not really about what people would have to say.
“Though we are friends, I have my ways and my own preferences. It has nothing to do with our friendship.
“Besides, we have a joint album coming out in 2020” Zlatan Ibile said.