In a recent interview, Zlatan Ibile told his grass-to-grace narrative in an attempt to inspire his fans not to give up on their aspirations.
Reflecting on his early troubles before becoming famous, the rapper and musician revealed to British on-air personality Tim Westwood that he used to have only two shirts and one pair of trousers.
Zlatan won the Airtel One Mic Talent Show when he was 19 years old, and he received a car as a prize.
Nobody used to talk to him or recognize him before he won the talent show, he claims, because he only had three pairs of shoes.
He stated that his life changed once he won the competition and worked tirelessly to get to this position.
He also stated that, despite receiving a car, there was no financial prize, so he resorted to running a taxi business out of the branded vehicle.