Essentials: Peruzzi's Rum & Boogie

Peruzzi's latest studio album is a refreshing display of the singer's songwriting dexterity and mellifluous melodies as he saunters through the corridors of silky R&B, lustful afropop and where both genres intersect.

Since breaking out in 2018, Tobechukwu Okoh professionally known as Peruzzi has had a music career synonymous with a see-saw. While he might have featured and co-written some of the biggest records in recent years, his career has been punctuated with a number of ugly snafus. In 2019, he was involved in a nasty debacle with Pamilerin Adegoke, as he was accused of whacking the popular online influencer across the face. The next year, his debut album, Huncho Vibez was yanked off streaming platforms following a contractual controversy between DMW and his former label Golden Boy Entertainment. More recently, the 31-year-old popstar was accused of rape by a Twitter user identified as Princess Jayamah, a claim he has since strongly refuted. However, despite all the drama surrounding his career, one thing ha