Oniyide Azeez, born on 21 April 2000 and professionally known as Zinoleesky, is a Nigerian songwriter, singer, and rapper. He gained prominence with the release of his debut album “Chrome Eccentric”, which featured hit tracks “Ma Pariwo” and “Kilofeshe”.
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- Oniyide Azeez, popularly known as Zinoleesky, was born on 21 April 2000 to Mr. and Mrs. Oniyide in Lagos State.
- He originally hails f
rom Ogun State, Nigeria.
- Zinoleesky grew up in Agege, Lagos State.
- He completed his primary education at Lively Kiddies Nursery and Primary School.
- His secondary education was at Boys Secondary School Agege, Lagos State.
- Zinoleesky attended Lively Kiddies Nursery and Primary School for his primary education.
- He pursued his secondary education at Boys Secondary School Agege, Lagos State.
- Zinoleesky’s passion for music emerged as he neared adolescence.
- He began his musical journey as a freestyle rapper and gained popularity in 2017 when his videos went viral online.
- Reports suggest that he was offered a record deal by Davido’s DMW label but chose to remain independent.
Rise to Fame
- On 23 December 2019, Zinoleesky signed with “Marlian Records”, a label owned by Nigerian singer, Naira Marley.
- In 2020, he released his debut studio album “Chrome Eccentric”, which included the hit songs “Mapariwo” and “Kilofeshe”.
- “Ma Pariwo” achieved notable rankings on Apple Music Chart and YouTube Chart in September 2020.
- Zinoleesky later released a remix of “Kilofeshe” featuring Maryorkun and South African singer, Busiswah.
- In December 2022, he unveiled his first EP titled “Grit and Lust”, which featured tracks like “Call of Duty” and “YanYanYan”.
Awards and Nominations
- In 2020, Zinoleesky was nominated for “Rookie of the Year” for “Mapariwo” at The Headies.
- He was also nominated for “Next Rated Artiste (Male Category)” at the City People Music Award in 2020.
- In 2022, he received a nomination for “Next Rated” at The Headies.
- In October 2021, rumors circulated about Zinoleesky dating Naira Marley’s sister, Shubomi, after a video of them kissing emerged.
- However, in January 2023, Zinoleesky announced that he was single.