On July 20th, 2021, YBNL signee, Fireboy DML, released a song titled “Peru“. Could it possibly be a diss song fired at Peruzzi, or just coincidental?
“Even Peru(zzi) don dey para…”
Fireboy DML really isn’t new in the business of using the name of a place for song title. In his 18-tracks second studio album, APOLLO, he titled one of his songs, “New York City … (Girl)”.
But this time, it’s quite unusual, because, unlike “New York City Girl” – a popular city in the United States of America, “Peru” is a country in South America. And of course, instead of possessing suffix (or prefix) tags like, “Peru Girl”, “Peru Chicks”, or still, “My Peru Babe”, rather, it was unattached – just “Peru”.
Tobechukwu Victor Okoh, popularly known as Peruzzi, is a Nigerian singer, songwriter, and performing artiste. Formerly a signed artiste under Golden Boy Entertainment in 2017, before joining DMW bandwagon, about a year after.
Of course, the lyrics embedded in the song, “Peru“, didn’t speak much about love. “I’m not playin’ with you, I’m not jokin’…” (Indaboski-fied, right?)
Could this possibly be a coded shot fired at Peruzzi? Or might be that Peruzzi wrote the song initially?
Let’s run a quick anecdote…
Around 2018, way before Fireboy DML became a big name in the Nigerian Music Industry, DMW (Davido Music Worldwide) crew released a song, titled “Aza” (featuring Davido, Duncan Mighty & Peruzzi).
In the song, Peruzzi begat and popularized a phrase; “Am loo…”
Although, a slight trace back to the industry made it uncovered that Wande Coal has used the same phrase in a couple of songs during the Mo’Hits crew star-days. Wande Coal is of course one of Fireboy’s role model.
But Peruzzi’s rebranding elephantine it.
Well, at the moment, I doubt if Peruzzi can make a king-claim of the phrase, as many can easily relate it with the song “Peru” (by Fireboy), than his, in Aza (DMW crew).
Apparently, one can easily spark a suggestion that Peruzzi co-wrote the song initially, and probably, as a form of tribute, Fireboy titled it as “Peru“.
Could all of these really be a coincidence?
Recall, on December 7, 2020, Peruzzi featured Fireboy DML on a song, titled, “Southy Love“.
What do you think? Fireboy’s ‘Peru’, a diss fired at Peruzzi? a Compliment? Or just COINCIDENTAL?
Well, actually, there was a connectedness between “Peru”, “Fireboy”, and “Peruzzi”.
And yes, it was truly a shot fired at Peruzzi. Fireboy released the song as form of payback to Peruzzi for thrashing him and won a bet they had while playing FIFA Pro game.
“I made money with your name [Peruzzi] after using it to sing in my Hit song ‘Peru come Dey Para’ ” – Fireboy tells Peruzzi in Anger after Peruzzi won his Money in A Game of FIFA betting!!!
…and that’s was when “Peru(zzi) don (come) dey para…!”
However, after releasing the song, Peruzzi, via his Instagram account reacted saying; “Shen Gbo Weyrey”.
What do you think? Let’s chat in the comment section, guys.
Credit & Compilation By;
- Ezuwore Uzezi Simeon
- Okoro Daniel O.
WHO IS FIREBOY DML?
Adedamola Adefolahan (born 5 February 1996), known professionally as Fireboy DML, is a Nigerian singer. He is signed to YBNL Nation, a record label founded by Nigerian rapper Olamide. His debut studio album Laughter, Tears and Goosebumps was released in 2019. He won Listener’s Choice and was nominated for Song of the Year for “Jealous” at the 2020 Soundcity MVP Awards Festival.
Fireboy DML grew up in Abeokuta, Ogun state and was a member of his local church choir. He developed interest in music while studying at Obafemi Awolowo University.
WHO IS PERUZZI?
Tobechukwu Victor Okoh (born 5 December 1989), popularly known as Peruzzi, is a Nigerian singer, song writer and performing artiste. He began recording music at the age of 7.Though his signing to Davido’s DMW was being disputed at some point, Peruzzi is a front member of the 30 Billion Gang also known as 30BG, a group consisting mostly of Davido‘s close associates such as Blacktycoon, Tunegee, B-Red etc. He rose to prominence after being featured on a song by Nigerian music legend 2Baba on a song called ‘Amaka’.
Peruzzi began his musical career with Golden Boy Records in 2016, before getting signed to Davido Music World in 2018. Peruzzi‘s 2018 single Majesty, off his Heartwork EP featured a video appearance by 2018 Big Brother Naija runner up Cee-c. Prior to the release of Majesty, the singer had been maligned by many social media users in Nigeria who claimed the singer only shines on featured songs. He featured on Tu-Face’s hit song “Amaka”. Perruzzi is a cousin to Davido’s fiance, Chioma.