Zlatan Ibile showcases first car he won at 19, shares grass-to-grace story


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Some celebrities weren't born with a silver spoon. Zlatan is one of those who hustled up to the top from nothing. Check out his inspiring story along with pics of the first car he won in a singing competition!

Popular Nigerian Singer, Zlatan Ibile, took his followers on Twitter down memory lane before the wealth and fame came along. The internet sensation who buys the latest cars at the snap of the finger disclosed that it was not always rosy. He got his very first car at the age of 19 after winning a singing competition tagged “One Mic.”


Young Zlatan posing with his very first car

According to the message posted by the “Zanku” crooner, he did all manner of menial jobs including bricklaying and cutting of grasses. He also earned a meager salary of ₦10,000 working at a Cold Room in Ikorodu – a suburb in Lagos.

>>> And now he is getting rewards! Check inside the ₦120m luxury Bentley Bentayga SUV newly acquired by Zlatan Ibile!


Zlatan recounted his struggles in the beginning


Things have changed and Zlatan now really knows to enjoy his life

Some of his followers were motivated by his message, and thanked him for the inspiration. Check out some of the responses below:


Some of the responses to Zlatan


The responses were both positive and not so positive

>>> Meanwhile, some were born to be rich: All about Davido’s father: cars, houses, private jet, net worth and rare facts

>>> For more stories about celebrity cars, always visit Naijauto.com!

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Chris Odogwu is a Content Writer and Journalist. He holds a bachelor's degree in Mass Communication from University of Jos and a master's degree in Mass Communication from University of Lagos. His works have been published in top local and international publications including Forbes, HuffPost, ThriveGlobal, TheNextScoop and Nigeria360 among others. A member of the Nigerian Institute of Public Relations (NIPR), the thrill he gets from writing about exotic cars feels almost the same as riding in them.

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