His early influences were Backstreet boys, NSYNC, Boy Zone, 5ive before being introduced to hip hop music. It all started when his elder sister gave him a tape of Mase's "DOUBLE UP" album, after that there was no looking back as O.P.U started his own Hip Hop music collection with rappers such as Bow wow, Snoop, Eminem, 2pac, Notorious BIG, Mase, Puff Daddy. Professionally O.P.U’s first recording ever was in 2009 at Muddy Boot Studios with the single "PUT YO HANDS UP" produced by beat maker Mupe. Although the song did not do well and was actually rejected by a leading radio station as "an in-complete song,” O.P.U persevered and went back to the drawing board. He recorded several tracks as he honed his sound releasing none until late 2010 when "SMILE OF A CHILD" with ENYGMA and NAVVA GREY received airplay on radio.