Zoro Talks About His Struggle Before Stardom

Nigerian hip-hop artist Zoro, real name Owoh Chimaobi Chrismathner, has opened up about how life used to be before his big break. The rapper sat down for an interview in the latest podcast episode of Zero Conditions, where he discussed his career and personal life.

Zoro revealed the huge role Phyno had played in his come-up phase. The rapper said that Phyno housed him, giving him a whole room to himself, where he said he slept on the floor. And according to him, he used a shirt to tie up his dirty clothes, which he used as a pillow for his head.

He also revealed that even when his hit song, “Ogene,” was released and began blowing up, he was still holed up with the Penthauze Records boss. Further speaking, he gave props to the highlife musician, Flavour, who he said dropped some dough for the “Ogene” music video shoot, in addition to the loan he had taken for the same purpose.

However, things went south with his stay when Phyno discovered he had been robbed. Zoro said this prompted his departure from Phyno’s in 2016. Additionally, speaking on his breakout hit, “Ogene,” Zoro revealed that the single took off internationally before Nigeria could catch up.

Check out the interview in full here:

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