Tobechukwu Okoh aka. Peruzzi left medical school in Ukraine to become a noteworthy name within the music industry in Nigeria. He not only proved himself a talented artist with hits like Majesty, Southy Love, Gunshot, Nana, Only One, Sweetah etc., under his belt, he also carved a niche for himself as one of the best Afrobeats songwriters in the industry. He came to limelight as the songwriting machine behind some of Davido’s greatest hits such as Fia, Risky, Nwa Baby and many others. His songwriting ability coupled with his sonorous voice sealed the deal and he became an instant sensation. It became impossible to divest Peruzzi from some of Davido’s greatest work while he also maintained a successful solo career. Asides from working with Davido, he is also credited on songs like 2face’s ‘Amaka’, Larry Gaga’s ‘Doe’, Ecool’s ‘Ada’, Davido’s ‘A Better Time’, Tiwa Savage’s ‘Celia’ etc.
His latest input in the music market is his double release of Hypertension and T.I.N( Things I Need). In Hypertension, he borrows from Asake’s call and response chorus chant with a touch of Amanpiano. He sings about a beautiful woman whose body he describes as dangerous and is putting all the man dem on a high tension. Notwithstanding the danger, he is ready to risk it all for her Ikebe. ‘Ikebe wey you carry for section, e don cause hypertension, I see the signboard(signboard), wey say warning(warning), cause your body dangerous, but me I no dey hear word(hear word), I dey here till morning(morning) and that’s on period(period).’ Listen to the double release here and tell us your favorite out of the two.
T.I.N( Things I Need) is a plea for the love, heart and peace of his object of desire. He describes all these things as all that he needs. Her love is as savory as Party Jollof , her presence is his daily vitamin as recommended by his doctor. ‘Sweetie sweetie, you’re like party jollof, gimme make I chop your love, make all my head dey tono tono, I’m not picky picky mamilani, so make nobody whine me, na your side I wan dey turn up, murder she wrote, girl you turn me to bolo, this thing want make I nor nor.’
If you know you’re in the mood to burst some moves this weekend, definitely give these songs a listen as they don’t call Peruzzi , The Vibes Machine for nothing. Click here to listen to the double release and tell us your favorite out of the two.