Nigerian singer Tobechukwu Victor Okoh, also known as Peruzzi, has reportedly assaulted Pamilerin, a Nigerian social media influencer.
Naija News learned that the singer assaulted the social media influencer over a post he published in January on the micro-blogging site, Twitter, stating that Teni is a better musician than Peruzzi.
This online news platform recalls that Peruzzi had on January 6, expressed disappointment for not winning the “Best New Artiste” of the year at the 2018 Soundcity MVP Awards. Teniola won the award ahead of Peruzzi.
Apparently displeased with Teni’s emergence, Perruzi, took to Twitter to express his disappointment saying: “Personally I’d say I worked the hardest last year than any other new act, same way I made more money last year than any other new act in the country. There’s a way I see myself, it’s MY race, there’s a way I’m running it. Focus on yours. Facts overhype. It’s really simple,” he had tweeted.
Moments after Peruzzi’s tweet, Pamilerin conducted an opinion poll on Twitter, asking people to vote for the musician that deserved the award between Peruzzi and Teni.
“Who deserved the award more?” Pamilerin had asked, with the result of the poll showing that Teni received 83% and Peruzzi 17% from a total of 541 votes.
“Can somebody tell Peruzzi to shut up. Uncle, release a single without featuring anyone first. Let’s see how far you can go with that,” Pamilerin had tweeted in reaction to Peruzzi’s rant.
Peruzzi, a songwriter under Davido Music Worldwide record label (DMW), however, responded to the tweet six months after with an assault on the social media influencer.
Naija News reports that the singer assaulted Pamilerin at Aridold Resort Wellness and Spa in Bayelsa state, south-south Nigeria.
Pamilerin fondly called Pam Pam, confirmed the assault to Naija News in the wee hours of Monday, June 10.
Our correspondent asked: “There is a rumour that you were assaulted by Peruzzi, can you kindly confirm this?”
Pamilerin replied: “It’s not a rumour… its true.”
Meanwhile, as at the time of filing this report, Peruzzi was yet to make a statement regarding the “assault.”
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