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All details in this post were collected/compiled via a chat with Panshak Derrick Gowok (Oluwa_Peezy) and pictures collections via his personal facebook profile.
On that faithful day, 3rd of March in the early 90’s, a rare gem came into the world at the Jos University Teaching Hospital (Juth) in the peaceful city of Jos, Plateau State. Born into the family of Mr. & Mrs. Gowok Christopher and named “Panshak Derrick Gowok”. It is worthy of mention that the young man came into this world on a Sunday. A native of Ngas, hails from Kanke Local Government Area of Plateau State.
The talented music act had his primary education at Police Children School, Jos (Do note that that was the same school the popular Nigerian musician “Ice Prince” attended), he had a stint of primary education at Methodist Primary School, Jos and thereafter completed his primary education at St. Theresa Primary School, Jos in the year 2002. Oluwa_Peezy as he is popularly known in the music industry, joined a group in the year 2007 – called Triple Wheels; it would be worthy of mention that more than ever before the group had more invitations for shows and performance, a rare feat that was attributed to Oluwa_Peezy’s drive for excellence in music and attainment of success, even his group mates can attest to this. Oluwa_Peezy has been in the game of music since the year 2006 and still making his mark till date.
After giving it some conscientious thoughts, the multi-talented upcoming decided to go solo! This decision really paid off as he has shared the stage with great music icons, some of which are: Ice Prince, Face, Jesse Jagz, J Martins, Black face, Yung El, to mention but a few. Panshak is truly an indigenous artiste as he speaks all the major Nigeria languages fluently, Yoruba, Hausa and Igbo.
The Jos breed was on the 14th of May awarded by the Benue State Government as the youth ambassador to the people of Agatu Local Government Area, this was predicated on a song he did on Agatu, which emphasized the essence of oneness, peace and love. The said song till date is widely accepted not only by the Agatu people but in Benue State as a whole. His love for music comes naturally as he often say that ‘Music has life in her, she goes beyond the Beats, she’s usually alive to give hope, support, soul searching and challenge you, “good music though”.
His hobbies are: writing music lyrics, making good musical tunes. A fan of water melon, and loves red, white and black as colours. Oluwa_Peezy is currently not sign into any label.
Oluwa Peezy has his mentor to be the legendary Bob Marley; he admires 2Face, Olamide, Ice prince, Jagz, MI, Wizkid, Seyi Shay. Oluwa Peezy is an afro singer, although his musical flexibility can work on all genre of music.
His vision is to make an indelible mark on the Sands of time in the music industry both locally and globally. Often asked what will give him satisfaction in life, his response has always been “I want to have a music school where kids in the project can be taken off the streets and their talents properly harnessed and utilized positively for the greater good”.