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Zico Profile, Bio, & Facts


Zico (지코) is a South Korean K-pop rapper under his own agency, KOZ Entertainment. He made his solo debut on November 7, 2014, with the single “Tough Cookie”. He is also a member of the group BLOCK-B and FANXY CHILD.

Zico Profile

Stage NameZico (지코)
Birth NameWoo Jiho (우지호)
OccupationSinger, CEO, Rapper, Producer. Songwriter.
BirthdaySeptember 14, 1992
Active Years2009–present
Age31 (in 2024)
Zodiac SignVirgo
Height181 cm (5’11″)
Weight65 kg (143 lbs)
NationalitySouth Korean
Blood TypeO

Zico Facts:

Early Life

– Zico was born in Mapo, Seoul, South Korea.
– He was in Seoul Mapo Elementary School.
– He went to Ahyeon Middle School but later transferred.
– He graduated from Tokyo Korean School.
– He went to Tokyo Korean School but later transferred.
– He was in Seoul Applied Music High School in the Department of Applied Music.
– He attended Dong-ah Institute of Media and Arts in the Department of Theater and Film.
– He studied at Kyung Hee University Graduate School in Postmodern Music Studies.

Personal Life

– Zico’s baptismal name is John.
– His older brother, Woo Jiseok is a former member of SPEED.
– He was almost SHINee’s rapper when he auditioned for SM Entertainment but Minho was chosen instead.
– He studied in Japan, China, and Canada.
– He was in Japan for three years.
– He can speak Japanese fluently.
– Some of his hobbies are watching series, shopping, and reading.
– His unofficial fandom names are Zicovas, Swagsters, and Kitties.
– He uses Blue Bird as a name for Twitter since he doesn’t know if he’s allowed to say it on TV.
– He shops to relieve stress.
– He wants to collaborate with CL and often imitates her.
– His first kiss was while he was in high school.
– He left Seven Seasons on November 23, 2018.
– He enlisted in the military on Jul 30th, 2020, till April 9th, 2022.
– His distributor is YG Plus.
– Zico’s affiliated crew is Buckwilds and Dumaine.
– His official fan club is B.B.C and COMMON.
– A few of his nicknames are Ujo, Ujiko, Jiheo, and Giacco.
– He performed in Hongdae pre-debut.
– He notices the change and observes people very closely.
– He doesn’t do aegyo.
– He was an underground rapper after becoming a trainee.
– His honesty and lower lip are his biggest charms.
– His role model is Drake.
– He was in a hip-hop crew with BTS RM.
– He doesn’t give directions nicely, he’s bad at them.
– He writes with his right hand and draws with his left hand.
– His ideal type is that he likes women with pretty thighs and legs. He likes long hair and funny girls as well.
– He has a lot of tattoos.
– He used to date AOA’s Seolhyun.
– He was Bighit Entertainment and CJ E&M Entertainment’s joint company, BELIFT LABS’ “I-LAND” survival show mentor.
– He has never smoked a cigarette in his life.
– He drives the first generation Porsche Panamera.
– He started YouTube to communicate with his fans.
– He was in charge of producing the title song ‘THE ANSWER’ of AB6IX ‘s 2nd EP VIVID.
– His childhood dream was to be what he is today. (Weverse)
– He feels that living a tired life is good for mental health.


– Zico opened his own label known as KOZ Entertainment.
– KOZ’s full form is King Of Zungle.
– His entertainment is now a branch of HYBE labels and was publicized on January 11th, 2019.
– He’s BLOCK-B’s leader, and also a member of the project boy group named “FANXY CHILD”.
– He’s a former member of Harmonics.
– His former agencies are Seven Seasons and Stardom Entertainment.
– The Harmonics duo consisted of him and BLOCK-B’s Park Kyung.
– His agency debuted BoyNextDoor , their first boy group on May 30th, 2023.
– He featured in Penomeco’s “Rindaman”.
– He also appeared in Nongshim’s commercial.
– He appeared on Show Me The Money 3, 4, 5 6, and 7.
– He made his appearance on How Do You Play? and Dancing Queens On The Road.
– He was on variety shows like New Festa and No Math School.

Magazines & Advertisements

– Zico has advertised for NHN Payco, Yeongdangi, POLHAM, Skechers Korea, Netmarble, Reebok, Pepsi, Kkotteugerang, Victoria, Disright, Shrimp cracker, 0 Youth Plan, ST Unitas, BY&Black Yak, and Ation Fashion.
– He is an Ambassador for FENDI and Tiffany&Co.
– He was on magazine covers like GQ, and Arena Hommee.

Likes & Dislikes

– His favorite song to sing in karaoke is Warning by SS501.
– Shoes are his favorite wearing item.
– He likes wearing slim-coating jeans.
– He’s a huge fan of Hello Kitty.
– His favorite exercise is long-distance running.
– He likes animals mostly dogs.
– He likes bread with kimchi on top of it.
– He likes eating spicy food.

Major Works

– Some of Zico’s major works are Any Song, New Thing, SoulMate, BERMUDA TRIANGLE, I Am You, You Are Me, and Okay Dokey.


Instagram: woozico0914
Twitter: zico92
Weverse: zico
Facebook: koz.entofficial

Streaming Platform Links
Genie | Spotify | SoundCloud | Bugs | Melon | Apple Music | Deezer

Zico Photos

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