Zinoleesky Net Worth And Biography, Music Career, Songs, Music Videos, Wife, Children, Girlfriend, Social Media Profile
Oniyide Azeez (born November 21, 1999) is a trailblazing artiste in Nigeria’s Street Pop music scene. The talented rapper, singer and songwriter is known professionally as Zinoleesky.
He came to the limelight in 2017 after his freestyle rap videos went viral on the internet. He bagged a record deal with Marlian Music in 2019 and has released a commercial successful Extended Play titled Chrome.
He is regarded as one of the future guardians of Afrobeats because he has created hit songs such as Gone Far, Kilofeshe, Ma Pariwo, Wo Wa Mi and Rocking.
Full Name: Oniyide Azeez
Stage Name: Zinoleesky
Born: 21 November 1999 (age 22 years old)
Place of Birth: Agege, Lagos, Nigeria
State Of Origin: Lagos State
Height: 1.65 m
Parents: Mr and Mrs Azeez
Wife • Spouse: Not Married
Girlfriend • Partner: Shubomi Fashola
Occupation: Singer • Songwriter
Net Worth: US$300,000-US$500,000
Zinoleesky was born to the Muslim family of Mr and Mrs Azeez on the 21st of November 1999. He was born in the Mainland district of Lagos city and spent his formative years residing in Agege Local Government Area.
His parents named him Oniyide Azeez eight days after his birth. He was raised in the Muslim faith and learned how to read and recite the Qu’ran from an early age. By the time he was a teenager, he had completed reading all the chapters of the holy book.
Zinoleesky and music go way back to when he was still a young boy. He grew up being influenced by Afrobeats, Highlife, Pop, Juju, and Fuji sounds. And listening to songs from these genres fostered Zinoleesky‘s desire to make music.
The Ogun State indigene Oniyide Azeez subsequently known as Zinoleesky is a 22 years old Nigerian musical artist.
The gifted singer Zinoleesky received quality education from top public and private schools in Agege.
He studied at Lively Kiddies Nursery and Primary School for his elementary school education. He obtained his First School Leaving Certificate from the institution.
He 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 actively made music. He was known for thrilling his classmates with freestyle rap songs. More so, he always performed at school events and competed in different talent shows in Lagos.
He 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. In no time, he became a popular face in the Agege Music Community and was often invited to perform at events held in the city.
To foster the growth of his career, Zinoleesky began to record and post freestyle rap videos on social media. In most cases, he would rap to the instrumentals of popular songs or do the covers of trendy singles in the country. Gradually, he was able to build an audience on social media, as many lovers of Afrobeats and Streep Pop sounds appreciated his works.
As the weeks advanced, Zinoleesky became a force to reckon with in the underground rap community, as most of his rap videos were going viral and generating massive engagement on the social media app – Instagram. The young Agege artiste had grown a large fanbase in a short while.
Fortune finally smiled on Zinoleesky, and he began to receive collaboration requests from established acts. In 2019, he 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.
He climbed to the music industry’s peak after bagging a record deal with Marlian Music, founded by rapper Naira Marley. At the Marlian Fest in December 2019, Naira Marley announced to his fans that he was setting up his own record label. He 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 Music family, he has recorded different success stories in the industry. He has collaborated with both established and upcoming artists to release hit Afrobeats songs. He raps in English, Pidgin English and Yoruba.
Zinoleesky wrote his name in gold in the Street Pop scene by dropping the commercially successful EP, Chrome. The Extended Play is a 6-track project composed of the following party jam songs: Kilofeshe, Angeli, Wo Wa Mi, Ma Pariwo, Ni Tori E and Bullet.
He appeared as a featured artist on Lil Kesh‘s single, Don’t Call Me, which was released in December 2021. The single has topped several music charts since its release.
He dropped the trendy singles, Rocking and Gone Far, in 2023. The music video for Rocking was shot and directed by Ahmed Mosh. It was released on the 18th Of February 2023.
Shortly after the invasion of Lil Frosh, a young talented rapper known for his street-oriented slang Firi Yoyo, came Zinoleesky who happened to be a close friend to Lil Frosh. They were seen in multiple Instagram freestyle showcasing their talents.
The industry didn’t get enough of him as the then Spiritual Beatz managed artist was loved for his ability to lace meaningful lyrics into any instrumental and flow easily. While Zinoleesky was not relenting on his freestyle series, he got followed by Kizz Daniel after he jumped on Kizz Daniel Fvck You cover among others, this simply indicates that Vado happened to love the wonder kid Zinoleesky too.
Zinoleesky on noticing that, got his talent and hard work boosted and he was seen doing even better. He once said Kizz Daniel and Lil Frosh are his major motivation in the industry, they were the reason behind his hard works and not giving up.
Awards & Nominations
In 2023, Zinoleesky was nominated for the Next Rated Artiste category at The Headies awards.
Zinoleesky has managed to build a large following on social media. His social media handles are:
Instagram handle: @zinoleesky
Twitter handle: @zinoleesky01
Zinoleesky, who comes from a middle-class family, celebrates his birthday every year on the 21st Of November. In 2021, his friends and label boss hosted him at a large birthday celebration in Lagos.
He is close friends with Mohbad, C Blvck, Lyta, and Fabian Blu, his label mates. His childhood friends are rappers Lil Frosh and Ibradosky. The trio attended the same secondary school and have been supporting one another’s music dream.
Zinoleesky is considered an inspiration in the Agege music community due to his success as an A-list artist. And serves as a mentor to other aspiring artists in Agege city and other areas in Mainland Lagos.
He resides in a posh apartment house in Lekki and owns two exotic cars.
Zinoleesky is rumoured to be in a relationship with Shubomi Fashola, Naira Marley‘s sister. The duo were seen kissing in a video that surfaced online some months back.
The singer, Zinoleesky who is known for calling himself “Show Killer” and “Problem Child“, was arrested alongside Mohbad by the NDLEA for possessing illegal drug substances. The arrest was made in February 2023, and the artists were released after days in detention.
The Street Popstar Zinoleesky is a notable face at music shows and events held in Africa and Europe. He has made a lot of money off his music career.
Zinoleesky is currently estimated to be having a net worth of US$300,000-US$500,000.
Relationship With Lil Frosh & Spiritual Beatz
It happened that while Zinoleesky and Lil Frosh were coming up, they were picked and managed by Spiritual Beatz who is a known producer, rapper, singer, and songwriter.
So, through spiritual came their major made known as spiritual also known as Frankey Ley was busy pushing, producing and showing their talents to the world. In that case, they were doing pretty fine while waiting for their major deals outside the Agege vicinity.
Both Zinoleesky and Lil Frosh‘s joint freestyles were loved by the street of Agege that immediately publicized them to other areas of Agege.
AMW & DMW Record Deal Controversy
Rumors were flying all over the internet that Zinoleesky and Lil Frosh were called up for a record label deal by AMW and DMW, AMW owned by Davido’s Personal Assistant (PA), Aloma, and DMW owned by Davido himself.
While the rumors were still very fresh, the duo lovers were happy and very much satisfied with how far they’ve gone with their weapon, music.
The two talented musical artists Lil Frosh and Zinoleesky were called up for a million naira record label deal. We gathered that Lil Frosh accepted the deal and immediately signed the papers, which was followed up with Davido and Aloma announcing him on their Instagram pages as their newly signed artist.
Information also reached us detailing that Zinoleesky wasn’t satisfied with the AMW and DMW deal, so he turned down the Record Label deal which came as a surprise. Most of his fans were not happy with his decision but still respected his decision and concluded that there must have been a reason the deal was turned down.
Zinoleesky didn’t allow the emotional part of him to weigh him down as he continued pushing, ignoring unnecessary energy, and was doing fine.
Marlian Music Records Deal
Months after rejecting papers from AMW and DMW came good news for Zinoleesky and his music lovers. He was signed by Nigerian rave of the moment, Naira Marley to Marlian Records alongside Cblvck, Mohbad, and Fabian Blu. The news of Naira Marley signing Zinoleesky to Marlian Records broke the net on December 31, 2019, as it was a joyful one for the Zinodicts after recent heartbreak.
The “Who Knows” crooner went ahead to released his first official single “Caro” featuring label boss Naira Marley under Marlian Records in February 2020. The single was followed up with a dope visual which is still making waves.
Caro (featuring Naira Marley)
Won Wa Mi
Don’t Call Me