Popular Nigerian singer, Peruzzi said he strategically positioned himself in a such way that he had a thriving brand before he met his mentor and career changer, Davido.
He made this known in his feature on Joey Akan’s ‘Afrobeats Intelligence’.
Peruzzi who recently dropped his latest studio album dubbed Rum and Boggie, also spoke on his time as a church keyboardist and his days of being in the choir saying: “Yeah, Assemblies Of God. Choir, play keyboard, that P. At Assemblies of God, Acappella. If you’re not playing instruments, acapella.
“If you’re playing instruments, it has to be the full thing. Everybody is singing; backing up, harmonizing.
Treble, alto, tenor, bass. Everybody is doing everything. I learnt to harmonize everything, I learnt to make music sweet. So that was where it (melodies) came from. Childhood experience is the foundation of my whole life.
“I haven’t gone to church since I met David. I haven’t been to church in like four years. But yeah, I believe in God.
“…I’ve always seen myself as a star before I met anybody in this industry, I used to act like ‘people are watching me.’ I didn’t have no drip, but I’d make sure that I’m not wearing any fake Gucci, I’m not wearing any fake Versace.
“I’m wearing plain white shirt. I had my way that I’m going to be something. I didn’t know how, but I knew, ‘guy, I’m going to be something.’ I was already acting like I was. When David met me, I was branding myself already.
“He knew there was a wave. It’s been like that because I always felt like if you know you want to get somewhere, just start preparing yourself for it. [It] wasn’t really fake-fake, ’cause I didn’t rock no fake sh*t. But I faked being a star.”