How music got me from age of nine – Zilly Tiger
One of the greatest discoveries in life is to find one’s purpose as early as the word get go. It creates a sense of direction and builds wall against wrong convictions and counsels.
Italy-based Nigerian singer, Oguro Ibos, popularly known as Zilly Tigers, was lucky to have found his own reason for existence as early as when he was still in primary school at the age of nine.
God did not break the cloud to speak to him in a still small voice, he identified what he has passion for, and he naturally acquired the strength and armour to overcome the obstacles.
Zilly Tiger got the inkling to begin to write his own songs as a teenager, and he began to sing them, perform the lines into reality with instruments at events and shows. And at that point, he realised that using his gift in the service of others can help him find his own sense of true purpose.
The 31-year-old music star, who hails from Uromi in Edo State, attended Ambrose Alli University (AAU), Ekpoma.
In 2016, he fulfilled his dream when he released his first single titled ‘Way back’. A year later, Zilly Tiger hit the airwaves with two new singles: ‘Tonight’, in which he featured Ejoba, and later ‘Small small.’
In 2017, destiny brought him together his childhood friend, Jimoh Abiodun Prince, also known as Zeel Tiger, with whom he formed the group Two Tigers.
Zilly Tiger also attended the same university with Zeel Tiger, who also hails from Edo. The two clicked and are today touring Europe together, entertaining their diaspora fans with sweet melodies, as well as the expanding fan base back home in Nigeria.
“At first, the foreigners thought it would be hard to understand our song but once it goes on air, they are all on their feet, vibing and dancing all the way,” Zilly Tiger said.