The duo of Peter and Paul Hiikyaa, popularly known as PIP Classic (PIP means Peter in Paul), from Benue State, Nigeria, were born into the family of Mr and Mrs. B.H. Agaga in Zaria, Kaduna State. Their exposure to church activities at infancy influenced their love for God and the desire to evangelise. Since they were both talented in singing, they decided to venture into gospel music as an avenue to spread the gospel message of Christ.
After their primary school education at the Ahmadu Bello University Staff School, Zaria, they proceeded to the prestigious Mount Saint Gabriel Secondary School, Makurdi, Benue State. During this time, their musical dexterity had begun to take shape. They won several musical competitions organized within the school. They went further to represent Mount Saint Gabriel Secondary School in State level competitions in which they won several laurels. Afterwards, they got several invitations to perform at numerous ceremonies and functions.
PIP classic had their first ever studio recording at Sound Time Studio, Kaduna state, in 2001. They have recorded over a hundred songs to their credit till date. Some notable successful songs are those made with musical icons such as Paul Play Dairo, Soul E Baba, and Bem SAR, among others.
In their earlier days, PIP classic had difficulties with finances, support and a platform to showcase their talents. Few songs were recorded, promotions were never on full scale and the video were shot on low budget. They also had to battle with raising funds to organize concerts amongst other activities to promote their brand.
However, their professional journey into the musical industry began in 2012 with the release of the album ‘God will make you smile’ followed by ‘Second Chance’ in 2015. Videos recorded includes Do what you got to do, Higher higher, Blow and Second chance. According to the duo, “God’s favour has led us to appear in more than 100 television stations across Africa and numerous radio stations in Nigeria. Notable among these is our interview with the Christian Broadcasting Network (CBN) Africa.”
Today PIP classic own and run their musical recording studio in Abuja. According to the duo, “Our journey so far has been that of total dependence on the Lord and this has led us to perform and minister on different stages to the glory of God. Critical to our growth is patience, self-control and humility. The Lord has been our strength and provider.”