I could not have disrespected the man who helped my career – Perruzi

by Yinka Akanbi

Sensational Nigerian singer and songwriter, Tobechukwu Victor Okoh, better known as Perruzi, has opened up on his struggles in grappling with his mother’s death while trying to publicise his latest single.

Amid mourning his beloved mother who had died just two days after the release of his hit single, ‘For your pocket’, Peruzzi while speaking on #WithChude, explained that having his team handle the song’s publicity afforded him all the time he needed to grieve.

He said: “I had just dropped ‘For your Pocket’, and then my mum died two days after. I had to take my time to cry but at the same time try to hide from my guys because we were already tweeting about the release of the new song, and I did not want them to stop. After a while, I had to tell them to allow me when it’s time to cry, and I would not disturb them, but whatever they did, they should not stop tweeting about it. I would go into the shower and cry, allow the water to wash away the pain, but once I was out, it was back to work. It was at that time that Davido posted my song on Snapchat, and that gave my career the boost it needed.”

The musician went on to tell the story of how he got featured in a hit song with veteran singer, 2Face Idibia in 2018.

“Gaaga called me one morning, [saying] that we should vibe in the studio and that 2Baba was going to be there as well, and I said okay. I had already planned everything I would tell 2Baba because I had not met him before that time. When I got there, everything I planned on telling him was what he was telling me. He was bowing his head to me, and I was confused. I just kept saying, don’t do this to me; you are 2Baba. What he did that day, I will never forget. We released the video, and it scattered Nigeria. ‘Amaka’ gave me that older and more mature-minded audience. It was a song everyone could relate to, and it skyrocketed my career,” he narrated.

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As one who is not new to rumours, Perruzi admitted that he still gets shocked once in a while when absurd stories are shared on social media.

Speaking on his alleged affair with Chioma, Davido‘s partner, Perruzi said: “Someone said I had sex with the wife of the man who helped me. Do you know how crazy that is? Even if you hate me, what did Davido do to you? So right now, I am careful of every pin that drops near me.”

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