Pepenazi, whose real name is Opeyemi Gbenga Kayode, is a Nigerian songwriter, recording artist, and performer who was born on April 16, 1988 in Lagos, Nigeria.


He received his primary education at Kameesther Nursery and Primary School in Aguda Surulere, Lagos, and his secondary education at Mayflower School in Kenne, Ogun State, where he discovered his love for rap by listening to artists such as Wyclef Jean, Notorious B.I.G., P Daddy, and Fat Joe, among others.

He went on to get a Bachelor of Technology in Estate Management from the famed federal university of technology in akure, ondo state.

As an undergraduate student, he recorded his debut song and later ran for the school’s student union government election, winning the position of director of socials (DOS).


He is presently under the management of eclectic Entertainment. In 2012, he made his debut in the Nigerian music industry with the release of his track “AROSE,” which was produced by Bam Tunes.

Established acts from the Nigerian music scene, such as Vector and Ice Prince, made cameo appearances in the Arose video. Check out Pepenazi’s Songs, Videos and Albums below!