The end of 2017 saw the rise of emerging artist Peruzzi after releasing his banger For Your Pocket. The skilled singer/songwriter enjoyed more credibility when Davido jumped on the remix. Their collaboration was tantamount to white rice and stew; an immaculate combination which can only yield impressive results. Shortly after, Peruzzi was signed to DMW records.
Before achieving fame and featuring the likes of Davido and Tu Baba, Peruzzi was shuttling between medical school and music. Going against his parents’ wishes, Peruzzi abandoned medical school to pursue his passion for music. After a series of attempts, he finally got a session in the studio. He would later sign to GoldenBoy Entertainment.
Peruzzi has come a long way. He was nominated alongside Teni, Odunsi for Best New Artist at the 2018 Soundcity Awards. He was instrumental in many hit Afropop songs including Amaka, Aje, Twisted, Mind, and many more. Peruzzi has been described as one of the best songwriters, composers, singers in the game. He has a proclivity for freestyling and is usually said to be a Vibez machine. Because Peruzzi has lent his voice to many hit songs (mostly as a featured act), he has enjoyed the rosy benefits and has suffered the consequences greatly as well.
Many social media users and critics have racked insults on the dexterous singer. He has been ridiculed for not having a hit song to his name since For Your Pocket – the song that introduced him to the limelight. Unlike Teni, who released hit songs in her name all through 2018, Peruzzi could only be heard on features. He dropped a single Mata but it was like a drop in the ocean. Nobody paid any attention to the song. This put Peruzzi in a delicate situation as many music lovers started to question his musical abilities.
Peruzzi and Davido
Peruzzi released his debut body of work Heartwork late in 2018. Personally (and speaking for a few people I know), the EP was very decent. It showed Peruzzi’s vocal depth, his acute songwriting skills, and his understanding of sounds(R&B, Dancehall, Afropop). Commercially, the EP did terribly. A project that was meant to remedy was only capable of wreaking more havoc. As much as the EP featured notable acts like Mayorkun, Burna Boy, Popcaan and had good songs like Bleed, Majesty, Champion Lover, Peruzzi was bashed. If carefully scrutinized, the EP’s inability to leave an impression was probably due to Peruzzi working majorly with only two producers, Fresh VDM and Speroach Beatz (in-house producers).
2019 has been quite slow in terms of release of hit songs. We have yet to get any major quality material from known acts. So far, only a few elite artists and some upcoming acts have shaken the ground. Hopefully, things will bubble up soon.
In the past few days, Peruzzi has been dropping hints of the works he’s been cooking. He has teased his fans on social media about the collaborations he’s done. He recently tweeted that he has a song each with Wande Coal, Tiwa Savage, and Niniola. Popular A&R, Bizzle, also posted on Twitter that Peruzzi has recorded flamingly hot songs with Northboi, Sarz, and Shizzi. A snippet of Peruzzi and Zlatan Ibile singing a song they recorded together has been making rounds on social media as well.
Tbh I planned not to record any collabos this year. But the God I serve has said y’all must hear PERUx WANDE , PERU x TIWA, PERU x NINIOLA this year and there’s nothing I can do about it. Thank You.
Conceivably, Peruzzi is going to have a string of hit songs to his name this year. It would appear that the singer has gone back to the drawing board to tweak some of his moves and will most likely hit gold this year. Fortunately for him, there’s a crowd of music lovers waiting in anticipation for his music. He has managed to establish a name and image for himself and mainstream is entirely open to him. Going by these recent hints and moves, Peruzzi is prepared to take over musically in 2019.