Peruzzi has been in the Nigerian music industry for seven years now, and within that time he’s been credited as a songwriter and singer of many hit songs such as Majesty, Nana, Sunshine, Destiny, and Southy Love. In this article, we’ll be discussing Peruzzi’s biography, right from his childhood days up till this moment as one of DMW’s most successful signees. Read on to learn about his age, career, net worth, and more.
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Early Life and Education
Peruzzi was born Tobechukwu Victor Okolie on December 5, 1989, to an engineer dad and a nurse mom. He is a native of Imo State. He is the last of three children and the only boy. At the early age of seven, he had already started recording music with Rodney Malice. He also started playing the piano at the age of seven and spent most of his childhood as a choir member in his local church.
Although Peruzzi was born in Delta State, he spent most of his life in Lagos State, except when he was a medical student at the Odessa National University in Ukraine. He did not finish medical school, however. He dropped out of school in his fifth year and returned to Nigeria. Before his undergraduate stint in Ukraine, Peruzzi completed his secondary school education at Command Secondary School, Ikeja, while he had his primary school education at Lerato Primary School, Egbeda, all in Lagos State.
Peruzzi will turn 34 years old on his birthday, December 5, 2023.
Peruzzi’s interest in music can be traced to when he was seven years old. At that time, he had begun playing the piano as part of his church’s choir and was even recording music with Rodney Malice. However, as a medical student in Ukraine, Peruzzi began doing random music gigs, and with the recurring positive feedback he received, he decided to focus solely on music. Hence his decision to forsake the pursuit of becoming a medical doctor.
Upon his return to Nigeria, he was signed as a singer to Anyaene’s Golden Boy Entertainment in 2016. Two years later, in 2018, Peruzzi was signed by Davido’s DMW record label. As a musical artist signed to DMW, he has released an EP and two albums as well as numerous singles and collaborations with other musicians in Nigeria and beyond.
One of the first songs Peruzzi released under the DMW imprint was Majesty, a single off his Heartwork EP that would be released later in 2018. The song which was produced by Speroach Beatz saw Peruzzi serenade his love interest and conclude her beauty was likened to that of royal majesty. Majesty enjoyed massive airplay and radio and TV stations in Nigeria and was featured in major music charts. But before he dropped Majesty, Peruzzi was featured as a guest artist on 2Face’s hit single Amaka.
In the last quarter of 2018, Peruzzi dropped the Heartwork EP. The EP had Davido, Broda Shaggi, DJ Ecool, Burna Boy, Mayorkun, Popcaan, Sugarbana, Barry Jhay, and Goodgirl LA as guest appearances while the production credits went to Fresh VDM, Speroach Beatz, Phantom, and Papii J. The songs of the EP include Majesty, Sangbana, Craze, Ola, Try, Dina, Interlude, Champion Lover, Did You, and Intro.
In 2019, a year after the release of the Heartwork EP, Peruzzi released his first album titled Huncho Vibes. But before the album launch, Peruzzi had released Nana, a love song, as the single, If the Huncho Vibes album. The song enjoyed massive airplay and did well on various charts across the country. When the album was finally released to the public, it contained songs like Destiny, Show Me Love, No Be Mistake, Mauriello, Gumbodi, Gerrout, Bounce, Sunshine, Only Me, and of course, Nana. Davido was featured on Vstix-produced Sunshine, an emotional love song many fans across the country loved.
Peruzzi’s second studio album titled Rum and Boogie was released in April 2021. There were several featured artists on the project such as Davido, Tiwa Savage, Phyno, Don Jazzy, Wande Coal, Set Up Patoranking, Fireboy DML, and Boy Lexxy. The songs included in the album include Juba, Telepot, See Love, Somebody Baby, Murda, Gunshot, Girlie, God Forbid, Matrimony, Lagbaja, Kalakuta, Baddest, Feeling Good, Change Your Style, Call, Baba God, Southy Love, Color, and Isolova. The production of the album was handled by Speroach Beatz, Show Beat, Zaki Amujie, M Eff, Fresh VDM, Vstix, Clemzy, Lussh, P Prime, and Rexxie.
On June 15, 2021, Peruzzi dropped a 6-track EP titled The Leakedtape that had BoJ and Kayswitch as guest artists. The songs on the EP include Number One, Let Me, Energy, Too Late, Baby Mama, and Lie Again.
This section of the article mentions the albums, EPs, singles, and collaborations credited to Peruzzi. The albums he’s released so far include Huncho Vibes and Rum and Boogie, while the EPs credited to him are Heartwork and The Leakedtape.
Below are some songs credited to Peruzzi:
- Number One
- Let Me
- Baby Mama
- Lie Again
- Too Late
- Juba (Bow)
- See Love
- Somebody Baby ft. Davido
- Bayi Bayi ft. Zlatan
- Champion Lover ft. Burna Boy
- Southy Love ft. Fireboy DML
- Love Me
- Ola ft. Mayorkun
- Try ft. Davido
- Dina ft. Popcaan & Barry Jhay
- Amaka – 2Face ft. Peruzzi
Awards and Nominations
Peruzzi has been nominated for and has won several awards since his debut in 2016.
Below are the awards and nominations of Peruzzi:
- Rookie of the Year at the 2018 Edition of The Headies (Nominated)
- Rookie of the Year Award at the 2018 Edition of City People Music Awards (Won)
- Best Collaboration with ”A” List Artiste Award at the 2019 Edition of Top Naija Music Awards
From Peruzzi’s earnings from his music and ambassadorial deals with major brands across the country, he is estimated to have a net worth of between $500,000 and $800,000. This figure, however, is unverified.