Rocky Peter is a songwriter, born here and then raised in West Africa, Nigeria. His musical style is highly influenced by reggae, soul, pop and folk music. Rocky is a brilliant poet and lyricist whose musical theme is centered on love, motivation, and unity among people. His lyrics are as poetic as Bob Dylan, and as motivational and unifying as Bob Marley. His musical style is similar to John Legend, Ed Sheeran, Tracey Chapman, Jack Johnson, Jason Mraz and Adele. However, Rocky’s falsetto and amazing vocal range is unmatched by most professional singers in modern history. His never giving up attitude landed him on American idol, the Nobel Peace Prize stage and the Rio Olympics stage.
Rocky’s journey is just as inspiring as his music. He was abandoned in a poor village in Nigeria when he was only two years old. When he was eight he was enslaved. He escaped from slavery and educated himself. He teturned to the United States and graduated from UC Riverside with a degree in Biological Sciences.
After college, without any family or support system in place, Rocky found it difficult to find employment and soon became homeless. For almost two years he would collect discarded water bottles for 8 hours every night that he would then sell the following day to raise money for food. Despite this hardship, Rocky made time to go out to schools and volunteer to teach music to students. Rocky states that throughout his obstacles, writing and composing music made him forget about his difficulties. Rocky then decided to pursue his passion for music.
He now consistently travels all over the country to sing, working as a peace ambassador with Peace Through Commerce and the Nobel Peace Prize award forums. Rocky’s journey inspires many kids and youth to believe that they too can live the American dream if they work hard and believe in themselves.
Charity Work: Rocky donates a large portion of the proceeds from his concerts to schools. He has a scholarship fund called Rocky Peter’s legends of tomorrow scholarship award. To qualify, students must show their significant academic improvement or maintain a 4.0 GPA for a whole year. Student who qualify are then entered in a raffle to compete for the checks given to their schools.
Eventually Rocky wants to fund as many students as possible for college. Rocky gives back to student because of how education has positively impacted his life. He understands that one of the major keys to financial freedom and enlightenment is education. Rocky aspires to empower our future generation with the tools necessary to succeed
04/01/23 12:00pm York, PA York College of Pennsylvania
04/20/23 12:00pm Natchitoches, LA Northwestern State University
05/06/23 7:00pm Los Angeles, CA
08/23/23 11:15am Bossier City, LA Bossier Parish Community College
08/31/23 9:00am Gardner, MA Mount Wachusett Community College
10/02/23 12:00pm Wylie, TX Collin College - Wylie
10/03/23 12:00pm Plano, TX Collin College-Spring Creek Campus
10/04/23 12:00pm McKinney, TX Collin College - Central Park
10/05/23 12:00pm Frisco, TX Collin College - Preston Ridge
10/09/23 12:00pm Galveston, TX Texas A&M University Galveston
10/11/23 12:00pm Cypress, TX Lone Star College - CyFair
10/12/23 12:00pm Texarkana, TX Texas A&M Texarkana
Rocky Peter was amazing and has the best temperament and accommodating performer EVER! We will have him back in the fall 2023 for sure. On time and totally gets an "A" for engaging the campus community. - Norman Lee, Director of Student Activities/Professor, Cayuga Community College, Auburn/Fulton, NY
Rocky reached out before the show and we were able to discuss his presentation. He did arrive on campus at the agreed upon time and the set up was super easy. The students loved his presentation, even today, students are coming up to me and thanking me. We will be bringing him back of our Orientation Day at the end of August. - Kathy Matson, Director of Student Life, Mount Wachusett Community College, Gardner, MA
Students (and staff) really enjoyed the performance. He was great to work with all around. Showed up the day before to just check out the space, got to campus ahead of the show to test sound and such. No concerns or problems. - Seth Vander tuig, Associate Director, Kirkwood Community College, Cedar Rapids, IA