‘I Dey’ singer Hotbillz looks back at struggles
Hotbillz (Ebuka Matthew Igbokwe) is an Afro-pop musician, Sound Designer, Entrepreneur and Record Label Executive. Hotbillz was raised in Lagos, Nigeria but currently base in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Hotbillz is the founder/Owner of Hotbillz Empire. Hotbillz recently joined hands with Sultry Vocalist & Songwriter “Byno” for their latest single called the “Good Life” and “I Dey”.
Speaking to Soundcity, he said:
“I was born and brought up in Surulere, Lagos, from Igbokwe Royal Family Nnewi. My life journey started by dancing, my childhood dreams was to be a star. Studied in Ansar -ud- Deen Grammar School SuruLere, AUD Grammar was a place where you could find many talents. I learnt breakdancing from my school days, always going to the school hall to watch my senior challenging themselves. It was so much fun, then I started challenging other people and getting better with my dance moves. I joined a group called The Don Steppers, we use to go for shows all the time but never get paid. And as the first child I knew that can’t be the source of my income, so I started working for people after I finished my secondary school but wasn’t enough earning. So I decided to apply to study abroad so i could work and pay my school fees. I applied with some Universities in London, Sydney and Kuala Lumpur, but I got admission in Sydney and Kuala Lumpur. I choose Kuala Lumpur because it was cheaper, I came here to study and work as well. My success story wasn’t overnight, it was years of hard work and dedication.”
‘I dey’ is now streaming everywhere.