Opeyemi Gbenga Kayode (born 16 April 1988), known by his stage name Pepenazi, is a Nigerian singer and songwriter.
Pepenazi was born in Lagos and grew up listening to Ebenezer Obey, King Sunny Adé, The Beatles, I. K. Dairo, and Fela Kuti. He received his primary education at Kemeesther Nursery and Primary School in Aguda Surulere, Lagos. Pepenazi had his secondary-school education at Mayflower School in Ikenne, Ogun State, where his growing interest in rap emerged as he listened to Wyclef Jean, the Notorious B.I.G, P. Diddy, Fat Joe and others. He bagged a Bachelor of Technology degree in Estate Management from the Federal University of Technology, Akure, Ondo State, where he recorded his first single. Pepenazi won a student election to become the Student Union’s Director of Socials and participated in an album, Futa’s Finnest