Rocky Peter Ajoku is auditioning on American Idol in San Francisco. The singer/songwriter has many moving stories to tell. During an interview on Idol, Rocky reveals that when living in Nigeria with his family, his father abandoned him and his brothers when Rocky was 2. He said they lived hungry without running water, shoes and clothes. But, “I did have hope.”
One story Rocky didn’t share on Idol is how he acquired his first guitar. He came to the States as a teenager. After graduating from high school he became a student at University of California Riverside. He spent many nights studying (and singing) at a local donut shop, Freshh Donuts. He befriended the baker, Mr. Lee, who was “so moved by Peter’s kindness and voice” that he went out and bought Peter’s very first guitar.