With the success of “Stainless” and “Upandan”, Zoro is making his way to mainstream consciousness


One of Southeast’s finest, Zoro is making his way to mainstream music consiousness, thanks to his two latest singles “Stainless” featuring Simi and “Upandan” featuring Mr. Real.

Before these two songs, Zoro had warmed the hearts of easterners with his songs. And just like every artist in the southeast region of Nigeria, making it to Nigeria’s big city Lagos has always been the goal.


Let’s take a look at Zoro’s journey to mainstream music consciousness. In this article, we’re going to talk about only the songs that determined his future in the music industry.

In 2016, Zoro kicked off the year with an impressive song “Ogene” which featured Nigeria’s king of highlife Flavour. “Ogene” was produced by Kezyklef and Major Bangs. The song went on to impress Nigerians, and to the admiration of many, had a remix which had Lil Kesh, Ycee and Flavour on it.

In August 2016, Zoro came back riding on the success of “Ogene” and “Ogene remix” with a new song “Achikolo” which features Phyno. “Achikolo” moved him a step ahead of the tide. The song was produced by Kezyklef with some touches from ace producer Selebobo.

Phyno and Zoro

In November 2016, Zoro combined the powers of heavyweights Phyno and Olamide in a song he titled “Ajuju”.

In January 2017, He celebrated the beauty of an African homely girl serenading it with a well crafted lyrics featuring one of the sonorous voices in the industry Chidinma in the song “Oyoko”. The song was produced by Kezyklef.

In April 2017, Zoro showed he wasn’t about to rest when he fetured Falz on the song “Buy the car”.

And in September 2017, he delivered another fine tune with help from Flavour in “Echolac”.

And in 2018, Zoro has continued to serenade us with fine tunes, the latest being “Stainless” feturing Simi and “Upandan” featuring Mr. Real.


In all this, we can’t help but notice the determination this young chap showed and is still showing. His never say die attitude toward the industry is largely responsible for his growth and now it’s paying off. He is no longer that upcoming artist from the east, or that rookie who everyone is talking about. Heck he was nominated in one of Nigeria’s biggest music awards, Headies, as the “Next rated” artist.


That only shows one thing. Zoro has carved a place for himself in the Nigeria music industry. The success of his songs, especially his most recents “Stainless” and “Upandan”, shows he is making his way to mainstream consciousness.