Chinonso Julian Ikechukwu. Born 15th August 1988. Known popularly as Hanz.
Is a Nigerian singer, song writer,Entrepreneur, Businessman, a Bsc holder in Business Education. Delsu abraka and also an Ex boy Nms Zaria. Kaduna State.
Hanz was born at St Anthony hospital Lasu Lagos state. to a then business man and an Evangelist. Mr and Mrs Martin Ikechukwu. Feel free to call me the son of an Evangelist like MI is fondly called.
It has been my fathers prayers,support, determination and dedication that has kept the family going strong from strength to strength even after he my dad had lost his multi million naira investment on his usual business trip to Dubai. While my mom has been an ever loving,supporting and prayerful wife even in the midst of sudden change of class and environment. Things were difficult at a time, even as kids we felt it and had no choice than to join in the hustle for survival. My mom did all sort of small petty business apart from hawking pure water on the street, mom sold food on the street, this is so that we can survive. I remember we had a farmer land where we planted casava. When it is ready for harvest, my father would carry all of is to the farm to harvest cassava, load it in the truck and take it home and then we will still peel it all off,wash it and soak it in clean water for it to ferment. And days, we will also wash out the starch, cook it, pound it and supply it to hotels and entries when it was ready. Trust me, this cassava process is too much for us kids at that time.
Because sometimes peeling cassava takes us through the night to the next morning. And then we had our portions. So as soon as you finish yours, you can go and sleep. This peeling takes over 6hours after which by the time you are done time is already 4am and we still have to go to school that morning.
So I have been through hardship,suffer and all sort of difficulties at a tender age. And these were the guild I had been through. This shaped me and helped me understand life to an extent.
I grew up in Lagos, where I attended Abimbola nursery school, sunny bustop ojo Lagos and from there to St Peters Nursery and primary school, ojo alaba Lagos and later rounded up at Uncle Sam's Academy Sabo oniba, before gaining admission into the Nigeria military school Zaria Kaduna state in 1999. After a successful six years in NMS.Zaria. I was posted to 3rd armoured division, garrison.
While serving as a soldier I later gained admission to Delta state university abraka to further my education. After which i ventured into entrepreneurship which involves small scale business and online marketing and later left the Army to manage my small scale business and be able to venture fully into entrepreneurship and the Music industry proper as i do have love for music.
I had quite started as a soldier, entrepreneur, songwriter, composer and singer.
I normally would sing and make freestyles on my phone for fun with my elder bro. Rkay. It was done for fun and love.
Although my elder bro had a team he works with doing music and had some videos then, I remember the first song I recorded was with my brother in lagos. but I still didn't think i have what it takes to take it to the next level but when i met my friend Basicz who is already a properlove crooner, he helped me realized i can actually take this serious. Then I had to challenge my self because i know i am more effective when challenged. Trust me. And here I'm and ready to do music and also make international standard music which will touch lives and change souls positively by Gods grace Amen.
I'm currently running my own record label "Hanz World Wide" under which we have "Hanz Music World Wide" is a brand or trademark associated with the marketing of music recordings and music videos for now. In time we will be more. Thank you