Tez Pushay was born in Benin City, south of Nigeria in 1983. Having grown up in an ancient city rich in arts and culture, it was easy to lean towards the creative arts. Throughout his life, Tez has always been fascinated by the sounds of traditional African music and has been greatly influenced by it.
In 2005, he first had experience with the process of music production having accompanied a close acquaintance to one of the popular studios in Benin City owned and run by Redlight productions. This was a period when he actually connected with music at a deep level. He has been influenced by the likes of the plantashun boys, Ruggedy baba, MI, and an array of international musicians like Snoop Dogg, Dre, and Bone Thugs-n-harmony.