There are a ton of new kids on the music block, but only a few of them have Zinoleesky’s hit-making power. Since Kilofeshe came out at the close of a pandemic-heavy 2020, Zinoleesky has remained one of the most consistent voices in music, dropping back-to-back solo and collab hits.
Two new collaborations, with Adekunle Gold and Nonso Amadi, are currently gaining attention, so I decided to rank his best based on how much they slap.
O’dun with Naira Marley
From Asake and Olamide on Omo Ope to Davido and Mayorkun on Bobo, every artiste has a song with the artiste who signed them, and most times, these songs slap. This was no different with Naira Marley and Zinoleesky, who have made massive hits separately. The only thing is O’dun sounds just like Naira Marley’s Coming with Busiswa, which makes it hard to like the song the way it deserves. It’s still a hit though.
Lock Up with Nonso Amadi
Zinoleesky rarely sings about romance, but when he does, it’s really good (Loving, duh). Rhyming “miracle” with “pinnacle”, Zinoleesky joins lover boy ,Nonso Amadi, on a song where they threaten to respond with violence if anyone touches their babe. Even though I don’t support violence, I definitely support this jam.
Jaiye Foreign with Tiwa Savage
One of the best things about Tiwa Savage is her ability to serve range back to back. Are you looking for ballads? She’s got you with Olorun Mi. Are you down to get the party rocking? Best believe Koroba and Diet will be on your DJ’s setlist. Teaming up with Zinoleesky, for Jaiye Foreign, Tiwa shows that versatility, while Zinoleesky feels at home with the Pheelz-produced amapiano bassline he’s been known to devour over and over again.
Party No Dey Stop with Adekunle Gold
Adekunle Gold is slowly transforming into a feature king right before our eyes. Between 2020 and 2023, AG Baby dropped songs with Davido, Patoranking, Lucky Daye and Ty Dolla Sign — all bangers, in my opinion. On Party No Dey Stop, he skates smoothly on a Killbeatz production that sounds tailor-made for Zinoleesky to shine. It’s an unlikely collaboration that works out perfectly in the end.
RECOMMENDED: We Ranked the Best Adekunle Gold Songs
Kilometer Remx with BNXN
When BNXN is not fighting Ruger on social media, he’s dropping back-to-back hits. Since the success of Feeling, BNXN hasn’t stopped, and why would he? Even though Kilometer was already a major hit from his 2021 album, Sorry I’m Late, BNXN decided to take it further with a Zinoleesky-assisted remix in 2022. If you thought the original Kilometer was delicious, then the remix will make you lick your plate.
Don’t Call Me with Lil Kesh
Who doesn’t love a good comeback? Remember when Lil Kesh had us all in a shoki-hold back in the day? This guy is the reason why Olamide banned Don Jazzy from the mainland, then he just disappeared. Making a comeback in 2022, Lil Kesh rubbed some of Zinoleesky’s anointing on Don’t Call Me, a party starter that has become one of Zino’s signature songs.
Blessings with Niphkeys
Blessings should be goated just for the line “I no go say make person matter no matter”. But outside of that hilarious line, Niphkey’s killer beat and Zinoleesky’s beautiful narration of his grass-to-grace story are what makes Blessings really shine. It’s one of Zinoleesky’s best works, and a song everyone can relate to because, sometimes, we all just need to pause and be grateful for the little things.
What do you think of our website’s new look? It’ll only take a minute to fill this form and let us know.