Singer and Rapper, Zoro, is one of the most sought-after indigenous Igbo rappers in Nigeria, due to his trendy mode of cultural presentation.
In a recent interview on The Nation, the rapper talks about how music came to be the only thing he knew, the origin of his peculiar name and his plans for the future. Read excerpts below:
“My name Zoro is actually an acronym for my dad’s most popular saying – ‘Zelu onwunwa rapu okwu n’uka’. I was born in the streets of Onitsha, at its roughest times. Somehow, God put me on the right path always; life made it almost impossible for me to get to this point, but God had better plans,” the Rapper shared, about his background.
Commenting on how music started for him, the rapper said; “Music started as jokes, fun with my housemates in College of the Immaculate Conception, Enugu (CIC) till we left. They stopped and I continued. I wasn’t sure at first if I was to take it seriously or not until I started seeing signs, then I was convinced. At first, I had more English than Igbo in my songs, until I saw that the Igbo ones connected to more people and was easier for my friends. So I paid more attention to that and I have named my kind of music “Kulturepop”.”
Talking about his best collaborations so far and those to look forward to, he said; “Simi was my best collaboration; she’s so natural and easy to get along with. In the future I would like to work Davido, Wizkid, Burnaboy, Kizz Daniel, Tekno, Runtown, and a host of others.”
On thoughts about dropping an album, Zoro shared; “I think albums are better dropped when you’re at your peak. Davido posting my “Iheanacho” song was a big deal. So I’m gonna keep working more on getting to the next level, then maybe an album. I’m basically recording songs for now and will be dropping a couple of singles in a few months.”