Q&A With Radio Personality, Recording Artist & Producer Zubillionaire
Azubuike Wokocha also known as Zubillionaire is one Port Harcourt’s most well liked radio personalities. Aside from OAP duties, he also engages himself in recording and producing music. In this Q&A session, he talks about his radio career, favorite soccer team and more.
HS: How did you get into the business of radio?
I got into radio when there was an opening. My friend Y.O.P now of Nigeria Info asked me to come for an audition. After a month, I was called upon to begin.
HS: Can you describe your very first moment on air?
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”.
HS: What are the names of the radio stations that you have worked for?
I’ve been with Rhythm Port Harcourt all through my Broadcast career.
HS: Where did you get your first glory as a radio host?
Glory? I get Glory any day I’m on air.
HS: You are a recording artist and a music producer. How have you been able to handle both professions along with your radio career?
Radio work, production and being an artist are all intertwined. I was first an artist, then a producer and now a broadcaster so, I grew into all of them.
HS: Today, your voice can be heard more on Port Harcourt’s Rhythm 93.7 FM. What are the names of those shows you deliver on the station?
Shows I’ve handled are Morning Drive, Afternoon Drive, Dance Party, Shout-Out-Show, #TGIF Charts, Sunday At The Rhythm.
HS: Can you elaborate further on the #TGIF Charts?
The #TGIF charts is an elaboration of the blogs and entertainment websites’ buzz on artists based or from the South-South.
HS: What day of the week does this Charts Show air on Rhythm 93.7 FM?
It is aired Every Friday (live) from 3pm every Friday on Silverbird’s Rhythm 93.7 Port Harcourt.
HS: What are your thoughts on Silverbird Group as an entertainment company in Nigeria?
Silverbird Group are pioneers of Entertainment in Sub-Saharan Africa. So, I hold them in high esteem because they’ve given a lot of young people a platform to excel in various spans of Entertainment.
HS: Can you name some of the notable Nigerian personalities that you have interviewed live on air?
Notable Nigerians are numerous. 2Face, 2Shots, ModeNine, Bimbo (Tinsel), Ngozi Nwosu, Emeka Ike, Keppy Ekpeyong, Kate Henshaw (NollyWood Stars), Judith Amaechi, just to mention but a few.
HS: Over the past years many Port-Harcourt artists have migrated towards the west in search of greener pastures. What’s your opinion on that?
Moving over to Lagos is imperative for artistes who crave more respect and value. Sadly, the State lays or gives birth to great talents and allows them leave because they have refused to accord these artistes more value. In lagos they are better valued, respected, signed and given support.
HS: Which Port Harcourt-based artist are you feeling at the moment?
I’m feeling a lot of acts; Bukwild, Knowledge, Nivvy G, David Young, C4, Peak, IBE AllStars, Young Stunna, Onozsy, ZubillioNaire, Reaper, Slim Burna, Ghosty Jones, 2Slik many many more.
HS: When people listen to you over the radio or on some other form of
media, what do you hope they learn from you?
I’m a realist. So, expect my honest, unpainted opinion.
HS: Are you a soccer fan?
I’m a soccer fan, not fanatic.
HS: What’s your favorite soccer team in the Nigerian League?
I love Enyimba, Dolphins, Rangers, Warri Wolves.