Hakeem Opeyemi who is professionally known by the stage name Vellie P, is a Nigerian born South African based Hip-Hop artist and songwriter. Born in the North of Nigeria where he was raised by both his parents.
His impoverished background motivated him to study Mechanical Engineering however he couldn’t further his studies due to lack of funds, but his passion for music kept him going. ‘‘I grew up in a Muslim background and it was hard for me to tell my parents that I want to further my career in the music industry than been a Mechanical engineer,’’ he said.
He started recording music at the age 15 and managed to release a collaborative Mixtape with this boyhood label Rapcity Nation, in 2015. “My music is a mixture of rap and trap music,’’ he said. He raps in both English and vernacula