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Pepenazi

Pepenazi 

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Opeyemi Gbenga Kayode, known by his stage name Pepenazi, is a Nigerian singer and songwriter. Many of Pepenazi's Songs became very popular and trendy on social media in line with a great number of streaming and downloads on Boomplay.

He was born on 16th April 1988 in Lagos and grew up listening to Ebenezer Obey, King Sunny Adé, The Beattle, I. K. Dairo and Fela Kuti (his father's favourites). He made his debut in the Nigerian music industry in 2012 with the single "Arose ", produced by Bam Tunes. Its music video contained cameo appearances by Vector, Ice Prince and W4.

epenazi later took a break from music to complete his undergraduate education and enlist in the army. Returning to the Nigerian music scene in October 2014, he released two more singles: "Born You "and "Low "Pepenazi attracted more attention after releasing his pop single, "Illegal "(featuring Olamide).

The second half of 2015 was a breakthrough period, when he was nominated for Rookie of the Year at the 2015 Headies Flip the Script Awards.

Career
He received his primary education at Kemeesther Nursery and Primary School in Aguda Surulere, Lagos. Pepenazi had his secondary-school education at Mayflower School in Ikenne, Ogun State, where his growing interest for rap emerged as he listened to Wyclef Jean, the Notorious B.I.G., P. Diddy, Fat Joe and others.

He bagged a Bachelor of Technology degree in estate management from the Federal University of Technology, Akure, Ondo State, where he recorded his first single. Pepenazi won a student election to become the student union's director of socials and participated in an album, Futa's Finnest. Pepenazi entered the Nigerian music industry in 2012, when he released a rap single entitled "Arose". Produced by Bam Tunes, it was followed by a video.

As a final-year student, however, Pepenazi took a break from the entertainment scene and entered the National Youth Service Corps; he won the 2013 Airtel NYSC Lagos Camp Freestyle Competition. He appeared on two Olamide albums: Baddest Guy Ever Liveth (on "Motivation", with Ice Prince and Endia) and Street OT (on "Usain Bolt P", with Lil Kesh and Chinko Ekun). He released two singles ("Born You" and "Low") in October 2014, which received some airplay.

He released "Adam", a hardcore rap single with Olamide, on 8 February 2015. On 22 May of that year, Pepenazi released the alternative single "Fifemayo" followed by a music video a week later. His "Low" video included Iyanya, Sound Sultan, Lil Kesh, Samklef, DJ Spinall and Viktoh in cameo appearances. Pepenazi then featured Olamide on "Illegal"-a pop single which became his major hit.

Although Pepenazi's featuring of Olamide triggered speculations that he was signed to YBNL Nation (Olamide's label), he said in a Green News interview that his label (Ecleftic Entertainment) was only affiliated with YBNL Nation. "Illegal" was ranked as a top-five dance-stimulating Nigerian song. According to Jim Donnett of tooxclusive.com, Pepenazi was a performer to watch.

He performed at the Ibadan edition of Star Trek on 30 August 2015 and was nominated for Rookie of the Year during the 2015 Headies Awards. Pepenazi was nominated and won the Most Promising Artist of the Year award at the 2015 Scream Awards and Revelation/Industry's Cynosure of the year at the 2015 MoreKlue All Youths Awards (MAYA). He released "One For The Road" (produced by Pheelz) in 2016, followed by a video and the dance-hall single "Iwo Na (Your Wishes)" with YBNL Nation's Lil Kesh.

In addition to his solo work, Pepenazi was featured on "Gone are the Days" (with DJ Exclusive and Olamide), "Obi Remix" (with Skales and Reminisce), "Motivation" (with Olamide, Ice Prince and Endia), "In Da Mix" (with DJ Snoop), "Dishanku" (with Slay Velli), "Shut Down" (with DJ CLASSIC) "Eran" (with Pjay and Indomix), "Usain Bolt P" (with Olamide, Lil Kesh and Chinko Ekun) and "Designer Remix" (with Tipsy Araga, Xino and Chinko Ekun).

He has worked with a number of producers, including Pheelz, Dapiano, Young John, T Mode, Drey Beatz, Oga Jojo and Htee. Pepenazi traveled to South Africa and performed at the Harem and Moloko clubs.

He then released videos for "I Ain't Gat No Time (Male Remix)" (featuring Reminisce and Falz) and the song's female remix, featuring Lucy Q, Phlow and Mz Kiss. Pepenazi released "Ase", featuring Tiwa Savage and Masterkraft, on 15 May.

This was followed by a video and the launch of his website on 5 June. Pepenazi released another dance-hall single, "Jabo", on 2 August. He appeared at the 2014 and 2015 editions of Copa Lagos.

In 2015, Pepenazi performed at the 2015 Star Trek grand finale in Lagos. He appeared in season two of Olamide Live in Concert (OLIC 2) and performed at the December 2015 One Lagos Fiesta.

His DEBUT Album was released 6th September 2019, which he collaborated with Tiwa Savage, Falz, Phyno, Reminisce, Olamide, and so many more.

His latest release is BODY on 8th April 2020.
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Pepenazi

Opeyemi Gbenga Kayode, known by his stage name Pepenazi, is a Nigerian singer and songwriter. Many of Pepenazi's Songs became very popular and trendy on social media in line with a great number of streaming and downloads on Boomplay.

He was born on 16th April 1988 in Lagos and grew up listening to Ebenezer Obey, King Sunny Adé, The Beattle, I. K. Dairo and Fela Kuti (his father's favourites). He made his debut in the Nigerian music industry in 2012 with the single "Arose ", produced by Bam Tunes. Its music video contained cameo appearances by Vector, Ice Prince and W4.

epenazi later took a break from music to complete his undergraduate education and enlist in the army. Returning to the Nigerian music scene in October 2014, he released two more singles: "Born You "and "Low "Pepenazi attracted more attention after releasing his pop single, "Illegal "(featuring Olamide).

The second half of 2015 was a breakthrough period, when he was nominated for Rookie of the Year at the 2015 Headies Flip the Script Awards.

Career
He received his primary education at Kemeesther Nursery and Primary School in Aguda Surulere, Lagos. Pepenazi had his secondary-school education at Mayflower School in Ikenne, Ogun State, where his growing interest for rap emerged as he listened to Wyclef Jean, the Notorious B.I.G., P. Diddy, Fat Joe and others.

He bagged a Bachelor of Technology degree in estate management from the Federal University of Technology, Akure, Ondo State, where he recorded his first single. Pepenazi won a student election to become the student union's director of socials and participated in an album, Futa's Finnest. Pepenazi entered the Nigerian music industry in 2012, when he released a rap single entitled "Arose". Produced by Bam Tunes, it was followed by a video.

As a final-year student, however, Pepenazi took a break from the entertainment scene and entered the National Youth Service Corps; he won the 2013 Airtel NYSC Lagos Camp Freestyle Competition. He appeared on two Olamide albums: Baddest Guy Ever Liveth (on "Motivation", with Ice Prince and Endia) and Street OT (on "Usain Bolt P", with Lil Kesh and Chinko Ekun). He released two singles ("Born You" and "Low") in October 2014, which received some airplay.

He released "Adam", a hardcore rap single with Olamide, on 8 February 2015. On 22 May of that year, Pepenazi released the alternative single "Fifemayo" followed by a music video a week later. His "Low" video included Iyanya, Sound Sultan, Lil Kesh, Samklef, DJ Spinall and Viktoh in cameo appearances. Pepenazi then featured Olamide on "Illegal"-a pop single which became his major hit.

Although Pepenazi's featuring of Olamide triggered speculations that he was signed to YBNL Nation (Olamide's label), he said in a Green News interview that his label (Ecleftic Entertainment) was only affiliated with YBNL Nation. "Illegal" was ranked as a top-five dance-stimulating Nigerian song. According to Jim Donnett of tooxclusive.com, Pepenazi was a performer to watch.

He performed at the Ibadan edition of Star Trek on 30 August 2015 and was nominated for Rookie of the Year during the 2015 Headies Awards. Pepenazi was nominated and won the Most Promising Artist of the Year award at the 2015 Scream Awards and Revelation/Industry's Cynosure of the year at the 2015 MoreKlue All Youths Awards (MAYA). He released "One For The Road" (produced by Pheelz) in 2016, followed by a video and the dance-hall single "Iwo Na (Your Wishes)" with YBNL Nation's Lil Kesh.

In addition to his solo work, Pepenazi was featured on "Gone are the Days" (with DJ Exclusive and Olamide), "Obi Remix" (with Skales and Reminisce), "Motivation" (with Olamide, Ice Prince and Endia), "In Da Mix" (with DJ Snoop), "Dishanku" (with Slay Velli), "Shut Down" (with DJ CLASSIC) "Eran" (with Pjay and Indomix), "Usain Bolt P" (with Olamide, Lil Kesh and Chinko Ekun) and "Designer Remix" (with Tipsy Araga, Xino and Chinko Ekun).

He has worked with a number of producers, including Pheelz, Dapiano, Young John, T Mode, Drey Beatz, Oga Jojo and Htee. Pepenazi traveled to South Africa and performed at the Harem and Moloko clubs.

He then released videos for "I Ain't Gat No Time (Male Remix)" (featuring Reminisce and Falz) and the song's female remix, featuring Lucy Q, Phlow and Mz Kiss. Pepenazi released "Ase", featuring Tiwa Savage and Masterkraft, on 15 May.

This was followed by a video and the launch of his website on 5 June. Pepenazi released another dance-hall single, "Jabo", on 2 August. He appeared at the 2014 and 2015 editions of Copa Lagos.

In 2015, Pepenazi performed at the 2015 Star Trek grand finale in Lagos. He appeared in season two of Olamide Live in Concert (OLIC 2) and performed at the December 2015 One Lagos Fiesta.

His DEBUT Album was released 6th September 2019, which he collaborated with Tiwa Savage, Falz, Phyno, Reminisce, Olamide, and so many more.

His latest release is BODY on 8th April 2020.
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