April 06, 2017

The EXPO Experience: How the ASCAP EXPO Changed Rocky Peter's Life

Rocky Peter

Rocky Peter

The ASCAP "I Create Music" EXPO is more than just a conference. It can also change your life. Just ask Rocky Peter, who fled child enslavement in his home country of Nigeria, and made connections at the EXPO that enabled him to share his amazing story and music all over the world. 

My name is Rocky Peter. I am a singer/songwriter. I was a competitor on 2015 American Idol. After Idol, I experienced some stagnation in my career, but everything changed when I attended the 2016 ASCAP EXPO. I made some connections that gave me opportunities to sing and perform for the 2016 Rio Olympics and the 2016 Nobel Peace Prize Award. Due to my resume, I now get consistent gigs playing in various types of events and in colleges. I feel like I owe a lot of gratitude to the ASCAP EXPO.

I have come such a long way. My life has changed. I was abandoned in Nigeria at the age of two years old. I ate food from trash cans and drank stagnant water from potholes to survive. By the time I turned nine, I was enslaved in Nigeria for six years of my life. I escaped and came back to the USA. Now I get to live out my dreams, in part, because of some of the relationships I built at the ASCAP EXPO. Thank you so much for what you do for young artists like myself.

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