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Peruzzi – Biography, Musical Career And Songs Of A Superstar Musician


Tobechukwu Okoh professionally known as Peruzzi is a Nigerian singer, song writer and performing artiste. His interest in music kick-started at age 7. Following this, Peruzzi kept on developing his talent and pursuing his music goal until he came to limelight.

He is a talented singer and song-writer who has collaborated with several artistes including the legendary 2Baba on the hit song, Amaka.

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Peruzzi Early Life

Tobechukwu Victor Okoh was born on December 5, 1990. He was born into a christian family as the last child and the only son out of three. His father was an engineer, and his mother a nurse. He attended Lerato Primary School, Egbeda and Command Secondary School, Ikeja for his primary and secondary school education respectively.

After graduating from college, Peruzzi went on to study Medicine and Surgery. He attended Odessa State National University, Ukraine. However, in order to focus on his music career, he pulled out from school in his fifth year and returned to Nigeria in 2013.

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Peruzzi Early Career

Peruzzi started singing early enough because he was born into a family where everyone sings. So, at age 7, his father bought him a piano. With this, he started training himself on how to play songs. And as a result of his christian background, and as a member of the Choir, he began with gospel songs.

Consequently, Peruzzi started doing real music in 2007. He tried to bury his music talent and concentrate on his studies but his talent was soon exposed in his second year. His friends set him up to sing at a valentine’s day party. Of course, he performed and this reawakened his desire for music.

Thereafter, he combined education and music. He would go to the studio to record songs and still come back to school to study. This continued until he lost his passport in his fifth year and had to come to Nigeria. He never returned to finish his education. Therefore, he started developing himself while also looking for ways to get into the Nigerian music industry.

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Record Labels

At first Peruzzi got a deal with the Golden Boy Entertainment and released some songs including For Your Pocket (2017). It featured LK Kuddy and was produced by Speroach Beatz. This was the song that shot Peruzi to limelight.

He receive a lot of attention from the public especially from the talented musician, Davido. Davido took interest in Peruzzi and eventually, Peruzzi joined Davido’s DMW in November 2017.

Davido Music Worldwide (DMW) is a record label which is home to some popular artistes like Dremo, Mayorkun, D J E Cool, Yonda, Idowest, e.t.c. Till date, Peruzzi has remained in DMW and have released some hit songs including, Majesty. A song that featured 2018 Big Brother Naija runner up, Cee-c in the music video. He also dropped an amazing EP titled Heartwork.

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Some of his songs include;

  • For Your Pocket, 2017
  • Champion Lover ft Burna Boy, 2018
  • Kilode, with Davido & MC Pryme, 2018
  • Majesty, 2018
  • Twisted with Davido & DMW, 2018
  • Run Am with Davido & GospelOnDebeatz, 2019
  • Try, ft Davido, 2018
  • Sangbana, 2018
  • Craze, 2018
  • Tatashe, 2018
  • Did You, 2018
  • Ola ft Mayorkun, 2018
  • Mind with Davido, Mayorkun & Dremo, 2018     
  • Head Shot, 2018
  • Mata, 2018
  • My Head with Davido & 2Sec, 2018
  • By Force with May D, 2018
  • Tatashe, with Percy 2018
  • Aje with Davido, Yonda and FreshVDM
  • Six 30 with Davido, 2019
  • Bayi Bayi with Zlatan, 2019
  • Nana, 2019

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He is often regarded as ‘Prince of Collabo’ as he has been featured by several artistes in different songs. Some of the songs he has been featured in include:

  • Amaka by 2Face
  • Aza by Duncan Mighty
  • Yawa by Iceprince
  • Turn Up, Pelli
  • Kpariwo by Marcykeyz
  • Cinderella by Kidi
  • Dina by Popcaan & Barry Jhay
  • What if by Yung6ix
  • Always Say A Prayer by Dammy Krane
  • Ijeoma by Iyanya
  • Abeg Abeg by Billi
  • Red Handed by Mayorkun

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Award And Recognition

  • Rookie of the Year, City People Music Award, 2018
  • Best Collaboration with “A” List Artiste, Top Naija Music Award, 2018
  • Best New Artiste of the Year, Soundcity MVP Awards, 2018 (Nominated)
  • Rookie of the Year, Headies Awards, 2018 (Nominated)

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Peruzzi Quotes

“When they say ‘swallow your pride’, my Guy remain like 3% oh. You fit need am later.”

“Meeting me is easy. Having me around, you just have to be productive.”

“There’s a way I see myself, it’s my race, there’s a way I’m running it. Focus on yours. Facts over hype. It’s really simple.”

“A good music has to do with good content, good delivery and lovely beats.”

“To succeed, take yourself out of your comfort zone, try out what you’ve never done before, and you will get a result you have never gotten before.”

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Entrepreneurial Lessons From The Life Of Peruzzi

Be Unique

Peruzzi chose an entirely new style of music ‘UrbanAfro Vibe’. This made him a unique musician who sings an entirely different genre. At a point, in order to find himself, he stopped listening to Nigeria music for about three years. He did all that so he could develop himself and stand out from the crowd.

Also, an entrepreneur must strive to be unique in content and product creation. This is because the market is already saturated therefore, to stay relevant, you must dare to be different.

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Master Your Craft

If Peruzzi had not improved on this musical talent, his name might not be heard in the music industry talk more of having the opportunity of collaborating with big artistes.

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He started at age 7 and has polished his skill over the years. His voice stands out. Also, he is a talented song writer with a good lyrical prowess who write songs for people.

For everyone, having a talent is not enough, you have to build and develop your talent. A buried talent can not fetch you a penny.

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