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Azubuike Wokocha

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Azubuike Wokocha
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Background information
Birth nameAzubuike Wokocha Ekuku
Also known asZubillionaire, Zubi Da Gr8est, Zubby
BornPort Harcourt, Rivers State, Nigeria
GenresHip hop
Occupation(s)Rapper, record producer, radio personality,[1] singer
InstrumentsKeyboards, Percussion, Sampler
Years active2001–present
Associated actsReaper, Spaceman, Young Stunna, Slim Burna

Azubuike Wokocha Ekuku also known by his stage names Zubillionaire and Zubi Da Gr8est is a Nigerian rapper, singer, radio personality and music producer. He began his broadcasting career with Silverbird Rhythm 93.7 PHC in 2009 and has since anchored several shows on the station. [2] In 2011, PHCityMusic named him as one of Port Harcourt's widely respected good music head and radio presenter.[3]

Radio career[edit]

Wokocha first got into the radio business after he followed up his friend Y.O.P's advice to attend auditions. He auditioned as a radio host and was later hired to work at Rhythm 93.7 in Port Harcourt. He described his first moment on air as jumpy stating, "my first time on air I was nervous, Valentine Ohu and Naomi were co-hosting a Sunday On The Rhythm show, I joined them and didn't say anything but, this is Rhythm 93.7". Shows he has handled on air include Morning Drive, #TGIF Charts, Afternoon Drive, Dance Party, Shout-out Show, Sunday At The Rhythm. Wokocha has interviewed prominent Nigerian personalities such as 2face Idibia, Kate Henshaw, Emeka Ike, Modenine, and Judith Amaechi, among others.[1][4]

Music career[edit]

Wokocha records and performs music under the [stage name]]s Zubi Da Gr8est and Zubillionaire. He first made a foray into the music business as a music producer. He is a co-owner of the Billionaires Gang Management Group and holds a New York Film Academy diploma in digital editing and has been behind most successful hits including the single "Malaria" by Soty that was released in the mid 2000s.[5] He also won the "Best Music Producer" in the first edition of Odudu Music Awards.[6][7][8] On October 31, 2011, he released a 26 song compilation featuring various artists which aired on radio stations in the Southeast and South South part of Nigeria.[3] He also made a guest appearance on the track "Real Recognize Real" from the critically acclaimed I'm on Fire by Slim Burna.[9][10] In May 2013, Zubillionaire released his collaborative mixtape FAQ with Reaper featuring a guest appearance from fellow Port Harcourt based radio personality and rapper Spaceman.[11] He shot the music video for the single "Murder Dem" which was released in September 2013.[1][7]

Discography[edit]

  • FAQ (2013)

Awards and nominations[edit]

Odudu PH Music Awards[edit]

Year Nominee / work Award Result Ref
2009 "Malaria" Producer of the year Won [6]

See also[edit]


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  • List of people from Port Harcourt
  • List of Nigerians

References[edit]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 "Port Harcourt rapper and radio personality "Zubillionaire"". Ghana News - SpyGhana.com. Retrieved 15 January 2014.
  2. "Azubike". rhythm937.com. Retrieved 14 January 2014.
  3. 3.0 3.1 "Zubi's Compilation released on the 31st Oct 2011". Phcitymusic.com. Retrieved 2013-12-15.
  4. "Q&A With Radio Personality, Recording Artist & Producer Zubillionaire". wordpress.com. 2013-12-06. Retrieved 2013-12-15.
  5. "Zubillionaire - Murder Dem". Nigerian daily news. Retrieved 2014-01-13.
  6. 6.0 6.1 "Odudu 09 At Last !". Ogololaughs.com. 22 November 2009. Retrieved 13 January 2014.
  7. 7.0 7.1 "VIDEO: Zubillionaire - Murder Dem". Naijacelebrity.com. Retrieved 2013-12-15.
  8. "Music: Zubillionaire - Murder Dem". Jaguda.com. Retrieved 2014-01-13.
  9. "Slim Burna - I'm On Fire (Mixtape)". Audiomack.com. 2013-04-11. Retrieved 2013-12-15.
  10. "Slim Burna – Trampoline (Remix)". OutOf9Ja.com. 2013-08-14. Retrieved 2013-12-15.
  11. "Music:Zubillionaire Vs Reaper Finally Drop FAQ[Mixtape]". booboodigital.com. Retrieved 2013-12-15.

External links[edit]

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