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“I’ve been staying in Psquare in fear for the last four years” – Peter Okoye Bares it all in New Explosive Interview

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THENETNG publisher Ayeni Adekunle & Chief correspondent Dayo Showemimo at Peter Okoye's Home

THENETNG publisher Ayeni Adekunle & Chief correspondent Dayo Showemimo at Peter Okoye’s Home

According to Net.ng, a couple of days ago on the 17th of March their publisher Ayeni Adekunle and chief correspondent Dayo Showemimo had a chat with Peter Okoye in his home as they discussed the ongoing rift between the PSquare brothers that had rocked the Nigerian entertainment industry.

Ayeni Adekuni shares that Peter and Paul, who live just a building apart, rarely set eyes on one another. According to them Peter Okoye was “fighting back tears” as he bared his thoughts.

See excerpts from the interview below.

On how the breakup could have happened in 2014: The truth is, the fans should be happy that we were able to drop the ‘Double Trouble’ album in 2014. What’s happening now should have happened then. The issue was the fact that I was in Psquare and it felt like I was in fear. If I don’t do this, Psquare will break-up, if I don’t do that, Psquare will scatter.

On not wanting Jude as a manager for the past four years: Four years ago, I told Jude that he needs to step down as our manager, because I didn’t want to disrespect him as a brother, but this is business, we have to structure it. And Jude said to me that there’s a way I’ll talk to him, and he’ll slap me. So I kept quiet. So, a few hours after, Paul came to me and said if I want Jude to step down it’s not a problem, but it’ll mean that he (Paul) will go solo. The the first time word got out about Psquare breaking up, a lot of people called us, senators, governors, and people like that. In fact three of us were once in a private jet to go and see someone who wanted to resolve our issues and we didn’t speak to each other all through the flight. At the end of the day, I swallowed my pride for peace to reign and allowed Jude to remain as our manager.

On not being on talking terms with his brother: I and Paul stay together in this estate and the last time I saw him was about a week ago. Truth is, I’ve not been in talking terms with Paul since December 2015 and that was why I travelled in January because I had a lot on my mind.

On how it started: Now listen to this, Psquare featured on songs with J-Martins, Bracket,LKT, 9ice and these 4 songs were done by Paul alone, but guess what, did I appear in the videos, YES. Now hear this, we have other collabos with Kaha, Darey, Ruggedman. I did these songs alone. How come they don’t have videos? Paul refused to appear in the videos. So I told Paul that when next he does collabo alone, he should be in the video alone, because it got a point where artistes began to feel if they do a collabo with Paul it gets a video but if it’s me it doesn’t get a video. The last collabo we did was with Flavour and I refused to do another one. Even Flavour had to speak all the Igbo he knows to convince me before I agreed to do it. Only for my brother to come and tell me that ‘shey I thought you said you won’t appear in any video that I did the collabo alone? Why did you appear on this one?’. I was sad but I knew another one will come.

On the breaking point for him: So Tiwa Savage called me, apparently Paul had gone to do a song with her, not the campaign song they are promoting now, another Psquare collabo entirely. So she called me that she’s been trying to reach Paul to get the CD of the song from him that he’s already done his part, so I went to Paul’s house to help ask for it and tell him that I want to go to their studio to do my verse and he said he doesn’t know where the CD is. I went to the Mavin studio to meet Tiwa, when I got there, she asked for the CD and I told her Paul didn’t give me any CD, so I called him again and gave the phone to Tiwa and told her on phone that the CD is at Omole, so I got into the studio recorded my verse and when I finished, everybody was clapping. I was surprised only to realize that Paul had gone to tell them that I don’t sing or write songs. I felt really bad and betrayed, but I covered up for him. I jokingly asked Teebillz if they gave him Red Label and he said yes, so I was like you guys caused it, and we laughed over it. So when my assistant went to pick up the CD, Paul and Jude started shouting at him to tell Peter that what is he doing at the Mavin studio? He knows how we work. The next day, I went to Paul and told him how I felt when I heard what he said. Only for Jude to say that he made Paul the lead singer of Psquare 8 years ago! A leader leads, he doesn’t destroy.

On PSquare having zero structure: When it comes to decision-making, it has always been a Triangle formation, and the highest vote wins. I never used to complain because we were all okay, but what has changed now is the fact that we’ve grown. You can make a certain decision based on how we used to do it and it may affect everyone as an individual, but it gets to a point when the decisions taken never gets to be my own and I began to wonder if anything is wrong. I always get Ideas, most of Psquare ideas come from me, and when I say Idea, I mean materials we need to put out for people to see, video, stage performances and all. But when I come up with them, nobody wants to accept it. I didn’t complain because people still love what we do, but then again, there wasn’t much competition in the industry back then. As time goes, we should get better, it shouldn’t be same triangle deciding, because if we continue that same way, we’ll lose it. All I want is a proper structure in the sense that, we need to have proper management, business managers and all. As I speak to you right now, we don’t have any office, no structure. When this issue started about five years ago, our lawyer told us the way we run our business is wrong without a structure. I don’t have a problem with doing things as a family, but then the structure and proper organization is important too. The name Psquare is very big outside but inside we have no structure, I see people like Audu of Chocolate City, Mavin Records, even Ubi Franklin and I wanted us to have a structure like that. Psquare is just up there because of the grace of God.

On not getting enough recognition for his art: It’s really sad that people have labeled me ‘Dancer’, and people don’t really know what I do for Psquare. Kudos to Paul, I’m not a good songwriter, in-fact I’ll rate myself 30%, so when it comes to song writing, I give it to Paul 100%. However, not writing songs does not disqualify you from being a musician. I can tell you for free that a Nigerian wrote two of the songs on Rihanna’s new album. I’ve travelled a lot and most times people ask, ‘which one are you, the singer or the dancer’? And it’s really sad. In Psquare, I am the creative person, I can sit-down and tell you what people want to hear, what they want to see and what they want to learn from Psquare. But it’s not something to brag about.

On their deal with Universal causing problems: This whole thing began when Paul went online and started post lyrics of most of our songs on Instagram that he wrote them all, just because Peter brought in something to the table. I’ve been trying to bring more business for Psquare I didn’t know it was going to cause problems. I sent my manager to a meeting in Senegal to meet with Universal music about getting us deals, and when he came back, the way they responded to him wasn’t encouraging. So I had to send Diouf, the footballer to help get the documents and convince my brothers before we could pull through with the deal. And after some months, we started making money. Meanwhile, while filling the forms, Jude filled everything as Psquare. So the first money came, we shared it. The second money was bigger, it came and we shared it too. That was when Paul said we had to re-fill the form and give proper credit to the songwriter (Himself) and if the form is not brought back, he’s going to expose me and tell the world that he writes all the songs. And the next day he went online to post those lyrics. So my question is, when he was doing that what did Jude do about it? Absolutely nothing!

On Paul being “weak”: I remember I once told Paul something, when Jude was using the term ‘Our Money’ when he just became our manager, that was when we made our first 1 million. I called Paul and told him that our former manager used to make about 15%, now that Jude is our manager, let’s think of a percentage that we’ll be giving him and put it on paper. Paul was like, it’s not necessary. Probably, he went to tell Jude about it. I’m sorry to say this, but I think Paul is weak. You know they say change is constant, you can’t stay at one spot, as the industry moves, you move. So I won’t say the problem we have is money. I think everybody is just dragging power unnecessarily. Imagine Jude telling me that he’s in charge of Psquare and there’s nothing Peter and Paul can do about it, and I look at Paul he’s quiet about it. I’ve never seen where a manager talks to his artistes anyhow. If there’s any issue you should call us aside quietly to talk about it.

On Paul starting another group behind his back: On December 14, 2015 we sat down to have a meeting hoping to be able to set a proper structure in place, but Paul noticed that it wasn’t working the way he wanted, so he said he wants to tell us that he’s starting a new group. I thought he meant he wanted to start a record label, and he was like no, he’s starting a new group that he belongs to. And Jude simply said, ‘anybody stop you’? He picked up his phones and walked out of the meeting. I felt it had already been discussed behind me. I later found out that Paul is already recruiting the group and Jude is their manager. At the moment I heard they are called ‘The MVPs’ I don’t know what it means yet. So how do you expect me to be managed by the same person we’ve been having issues with, who is now the manager of the other group. There’ll surely be conflict of interest. And it actually happened two weeks ago

On why he went on social media to rant: Jude called me, after I had said he’s fired. He called me on a Thursday to say ‘Hope you know we are going to the embassy tomorrow for that show in Holland’. I know about the show, it was already booked before the issues started, so I told him, ‘Bro you are not my manager, talk to my manager’. He said, ‘Noted’. And the next day, they went to the embassy with the new group members, which means they had already set up their interview at the embassy because it’s not possible to get an appointment in less than 24 hours. So I traced the organisers, and told them that Jude does not represent us, he represents only Paul. I told them this is what it takes to get Peter and Paul, Peter alone or Paul alone. So I went on social media to protect our careers, because if I didn’t do it, Psquare will not release any materials anytime soon, they’ll be busy promoting their artistes.

On needing a break: I remember going to talk to Paul about it before I went on social media, I went to his house he was in his room with his friend, and I was like can he excuse us, I want to talk to you and Paul said, no, his friend should stay, anything I want to say should be said in front of him. So I said, no, you know we are brothers and he was like, ‘oh, na now you know say we be brothers. So I said, I came to talk to him about what’s been happening, but it was turning into an argument so I left and I travelled out. I was away for over a month, knowing that we didn’t have any show at that time. I went to Turkey, London to rest my mind, my friend Samuel Eto’o invited me to come.

On firing Jude as they manager: The day I fired Jude was at a concert. It was the day I came back, we had a show, so I went straight to the venue in Lagos and told Jude I want to talk to him, and he said I should say anything I want to say in front of everyone. I was like that was the same attitude Paul gave me before I travelled. So Jude was like if I like I should get out, and I was like guy don’t embarrass me. He said who are you, because you think you are Psquare? So I told him openly that if he cannot resolve me and Paul’s issue, he doesn’t deserve to be our manager, and he said I should get out. There and then I told him ‘You are fired’! He looked at me and said, ‘You fit fire me’?. That was when I entered my car and started Tweeting. How else can you take him out?

On his heartbreaking conversation with Paul: And before I announced my management, I wanted my mind to be clear, so I went back to Paul, this time we were alone and we spoke a lot, I told him I had no issues with him, but he needs to stop letting Jude use him as a shield. Both of us started shedding tears, and when we finished he still said he hopes I’m not here to tell him that I still want Psquare and I told him I want to move on, because he already has a manager (Jude) and I don’t, so I had to structure myself too. And I didn’t want to allow the Psquare name to fade before moving on. Look at Don Jazzy and Dbanj, when they broke up, they waited for like 6 months and had to start again. Now, that Psquare just broke up, let me use the name to move on quickly, because there’s no time.

On if their mum was still alive: To be honest with you, I feel if our mum was still alive, we would have pushed her to her grave with this whole thing. It’s really sad that even with everything going on, I still stand with Paul.

On moving on: I hear lot of people think it’s all a stunt, and that’s what I really want to put an end to. It’s not a stunt at all. It has been going on for a while. When Jude didn’t come to my wedding, people started saying we broke up and then others said it’s a stunt, then when Paul posted those lyrics stuff on Instagram people thought it was a stunt too, but the truth is that, this is not and has never been a publicity stunt. I am telling you the truth, I am moving on because people are already getting tired of this Psquare brouhaha, now I have my manager Olatunde Michaels and I expect everybody to respect that. I am a family man, a musician, singer and dancer, if I don’t move on, Psquare will collapse and there’ll be nothing left. Already Paul has done two songs without me but no one is saying anything, he did a song with his artiste ‘Muno’ with his name as Rudeboy did they feature me? He did a song with Tiwa Savage, did they feature me? Last week Yemi Alade sent me her album track list to help her share on Instagram, guess what I saw, she had a song with Psquare that I didn’t even know about. Only Paul did it.

On the next steps for him: Because I announced a new management, people feel am the one going solo, but Paul has already gone solo, he’s moved on and didn’t need to announce any new management because he still works with Jude, so I had to announce mine and believe it or not, people are booking me for gigs already. And guess what, I’ll still perform Psquare songs, nobody can stop me, nobody can stop Paul too, we didn’t have a contract with Jude, so I have the right to perform Psquare songs especially the ones I took part in. I’ll also consider releasing solo songs and even albums. Truth is – in the last album Paul did some songs alone, I did some songs alone. ‘Bring It On’ was Paul alone, ‘Eje Ajo’, ‘Shekini’ was done by me alone. Remember the 4 songs ‘Free For Fans’ that we released, those songs were removed from the last album and I leaked them. I have some songwriters already, V-Tek writes for me, and I’m still bringing up more’.

On having to share their properties: Because of what was happening, it was like two against one, so I said let’s share our properties. When I said that, Paul said if we want to share our properties, Jude must get the same share with us otherwise Psquare will split and I was like ‘SPLIT-AGAIN?’. Our lawyer came and told Paul that it’s wrong to share it equally with Jude, but he insisted, so we divided every property we owned in Lagos, Jos, America, Abuja. In-fact the right and left wing of the Square Ville mansion belongs to Paul and Jude now. So that was how we shared all our properties equally among the three of us about two or three years ago. Three of us have properties close to each other in Parkview and that’s why I want to sell my own and move to Banana Island.

On their wives: People think we changed when we started having wives. Before my mum died, she was at St Nicholas hospital on the island, and my sisters were living in this house (in Lekki), and every morning before my wife goes to work, she’ll leave home at 5am in the morning to go and stay with my mum even before we get there ourselves. And when she closes from work, she’s back with her again. So I just laugh when I hear people say my mum didn’t like my wife. It’s my wife and sister that prepare my mum’s meals in the kitchen. Now let me shock you: our wives, the three of them are the closest set of people you can imagine. Even with all that’s going on. It’s really surprising. Somehow, they respect themselves and stayed out of the whole drama and I respect them a lot. And that’s somehow what has kept us together for this long, otherwise Psquare would have ended like two or three years back.

On the future of PSquare: The truth is I feel happy it has come, because I’ve been staying in Psquare in fear for the last four years. The situation now is, if you want Psquare to perform, you’ll have to get in touch with two management, I don’t care if you pay Paul’s management more than they pay me, once we are able to agree Psquare is still there. I just don’t want to have a management that feels he’s in control because he’s my elder brother. And because of the legacy that I want Psquare to be remembered for, that was why I went to talk to Paul the last time. I don’t want us to start doing beef songs, or we see at the clubs and we don’t greet each other, or ignore our kids and stuff like that. And even if Psquare breaks up, I still want us to have our relationship as brothers. If I’ve regretted anything in my life so far, I swear to God this is not one of them, I’m happy because I’ve been in pain for a long time. It’s good if we go and do stuff separately so that even IF we come back we’ll have respect for each other. I wish Paul the best and I wish Jude the best as well”

You can read his full interview here.

142 Comments

  1. somebody pikin

    March 20, 2016 at 8:27 am

    Awwww. pele peter, na jude cause all this one o. In fact you guys should have gotten a proper management team from the onset instead of hiring family! That way, it’d have been brothers against their evil management and not brother against brothers…… Makes it dicey you see. Wishing y’all all the best. Remember, the sky’s big enough for all and we love you both.

    • Esther

      March 20, 2016 at 9:47 am

      Jude. The man with chutzpah. In terms of branding and positioning, read the full article in NetNg, his gutsy move in pricing set Psquare ahead of other brands and encouraged other artists to hustle for better pay. Psquare had a winning formula allowing them reap more than if it was a mere 15% cut manager, who knows if this encouraged Jude to work harder and push harder for the brand. Peter all you complained about could have been better managed, you guys had a ‘structure’ that worked even if it was unorthodox, a little tweaking here and there rather than this full sledgehammer to kill the proverbial fly on the scrotum. So I won’t say Jude is entirely at fault.

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    • If I hear!

      March 20, 2016 at 10:04 am

      Jude, welcome!!!

    • somebody

      March 20, 2016 at 10:07 am

      YOU ARE BLABING MY DEAR.

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    • Esther

      March 20, 2016 at 11:19 am

      @If I hear; What a lazy conclusion, so anyone who disagrees is Jude?? I’m just an observer looking at this dispassionately. Remove sentiments, family etc relevant as they may be and all you have is a business cum brand ‘Psquare’. So let’s say a 15% manager charges 3m per gig as stated in the original NetNg article. The twinnies each get 1.27m and manager gets 450k. Instead they agreed to share equally and Jude charges 6m and there are takers. So they each get 2m. I blame them altogether sha, they should have set the terms from the start. Changing things half way is delicate and tedious requiring Godly wisdom which was in short supply, sadly. Wish them all the best still as they move on, they each bring something unique and created magic for their fans.

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    • FasholasLover

      March 20, 2016 at 1:04 pm

      Some of us have the gift of discernment (huh???) I was team Peter a long time ago. Jude comes across as a an arrogant leech. An artist manager is an employee! Where in the world does a manager share income equally with their artists? These are grown ass men about time they move on. The competition out there is fierce you make hay or shrivel out of relevance. I wont even comment on all that Lola nonsense. The man loves his wife and that is how it should be. I hope haters will now leave Lola out of the square whahala. Good luck Peter.

    • Olanma

      March 20, 2016 at 4:13 pm

      In as much as I’m not a fan of Peter’s way of revealing too much on social media, he’s a human being. Now, for all who’ve blamed Lola, shame on you, now you can burry for heads in shame. I know that being the oldest doesn’t mean you’re God and doesn’t mean you have control over everything or you can resolve everything, but Jude has been an absolute failure as an older sibling. Money isn’t everything. That’s how he refused to attend Peter’s wedding all cause he wasn’t in support of the Union. Who does that? This is the same Lola that helped you and Psquare before anyone knew of your existence. Tribalism is ridiculously pitiful.
      I don’t agree to airing things publicly but there’s only so much one can handle. When you keep quiet for too long, sweep things under the carpet for too long, act like everything is okay when there’s fire on the mountain, it won’t be long before you explode and you won’t even know it. Exactly what happened to Peter.
      Jude you’re a Manager, this is why I’m not a fan of family business, it’s hard to work with people but even twice as hard to work with family; everyone feels comfortable. If you were working as a Manager for someone unrelated to you, will you even think of asking for the money to be split evenly and equally? Like really?
      You and Paul have formed an alliance, and now you’re acting all innocent to the public and trying hard to make Peter look bad cause he’s immensely emotionally unstable right now? Paul to the extent that you formed a new group and Jude (shame on you) is the Manager of the group and Peter knew absolutely nothing about it. Your Parents will be sad wherever they are, you guys should think of that, forget money and sort out your differences. We all have family issues but this should be resolved, or at least you guys should be at an amicable place. You’re supposed to be the Father figure, Jude. Your behavior is truly disappointing. It is your job to bring your brothers together, not tear them apart by your pesky behavior. They are twins for crying out loud.

    • Olanma

      March 20, 2016 at 4:15 pm

      Your heads*

    • ao

      March 20, 2016 at 8:34 pm

      This is just one side of the story; two more to go.

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    • ao

      March 20, 2016 at 9:20 pm

      There are 4 sides to this story: Peter, Paul, Jude, and the Truth. We have only heard one side.

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  2. Babym

    March 20, 2016 at 8:28 am

    Eyaahh, when una don split finish, una go soon know say u dey better together. we dey wait the reunion

  3. Nzube

    March 20, 2016 at 8:31 am

    Bella Naija, I know youll delete my comment. But I’ll post an even more stinging one on Linda Ikeji’s blog. Since Uche married to the Yoruba husband, the blog has virtually turned to a Yoruba blog. The hitherto veiled tribalism is no longer as veiled- it is getting worse. Why are you people like this??? Of what essence is this??? Is it bcos Peter mistakingly married a Yoruba girl??? I will post DETAILS on LIB- but for now, suffice to say: YORUBAS CANNOT BREAK-UP IGBO BROTHERS. YORUBAS CANNOT BREAK UP P-SQUARE! You can take that from me. Thank you..

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    • conglomerate

      March 20, 2016 at 8:45 am

      You’re absolutely stupid!

    • ATL's finest

      March 20, 2016 at 3:31 pm

      ???????????????lmao! *Absolutely stupid*.. Nigerians na wa ( Happy Palm Sunday y’all )

    • Diana

      March 20, 2016 at 8:45 am

      You need to put the crack pipe down and get help.

    • Anonymous

      March 20, 2016 at 8:55 am

      Just stfu abeg! Igbo people are always the first to make tribalistic comments but will have epileptic fits if the reverse is the case, how does this issue concern tribe now? And no I’m not yoruba just amazed at your stupidity.

    • ElessarisElendil

      March 20, 2016 at 9:47 am

      “And no I’m not yoruba”

      You say in parenthesis.

    • Anonymous

      March 20, 2016 at 10:11 am

      @ ElessarisElendil Correction noted. Thanks!

    • Smith

      March 20, 2016 at 11:02 am

      how are my sure? You are anonymous ni.

    • ElessarisElendil

      March 20, 2016 at 12:03 pm

      On the contrary, I’m not correcting you. I was listening to a song that used ‘parenthesis’, then you went and actually did it. It was funny and I couldn’t resist………………….Sorry, ignore me.

    • kilipot

      March 20, 2016 at 9:24 am

      What is this one saying loool. Please go to LIB and meet your fellow retards quickly. Oya oya, carry your school bag and run along

    • Missappleberry

      March 20, 2016 at 9:26 am

      Hello Nzube,
      Sure say u well? How e de do you? Sending an ambulance your way ?

    • ElessarisElendil

      March 20, 2016 at 9:45 am

      Its never a good look; taking panadol for another person’s headache. Anyways, I needed the laugh, thank you.

      Yorubas draw your ear ohh, you’ll never BREAK UP IGBO BROTHERS!!!!!!

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    • ifaco

      July 21, 2016 at 2:39 am

      amen

    • Left Hand Bionic

      March 20, 2016 at 10:16 am

      And to think this igbotic idiotic comment was posted by BN!!! Who is this retard????

    • Bey

      March 20, 2016 at 11:52 am

      You are sick.
      Please seek for help before it becomes too late to recover.

    • Ada Nnewi

      March 20, 2016 at 1:36 pm

      Ntube your stupidity is outstanding…..you’ll be making igbo people look like complete idiots

    • Y

      March 20, 2016 at 7:53 pm

      @ Ada Nnewi,
      Nzube got it wrong on every level. Insulting an entire tribe does not work. I don’t understand the point he’s trying to make or how the Yoruba came in. Nothing calls for tribal bashing in this interview. Some might call Nzube stupid, idiot. I can understand.
      But if anyone suggests Nzube or his/her comment will make Igbos look like complete idiots, then that person is an idiot raised to power two. Ada, I think you almost called Igbos complete idiots. Some people will argue that you actually did.

    • Ada

      March 20, 2016 at 9:06 pm

      Biko! He is making himself look like an idiot.

    • ao

      March 21, 2016 at 12:51 am

      What does Nzube’s comment have to do with all other Igbos? She/he is not a rep for Igbos.

    • Yoruba and Proud

      March 20, 2016 at 1:53 pm

      Jeezzzzzz… how studipid and highly tribalistic are you.
      Get a life Nzube!!! and I mean now!!!

    • dd

      March 20, 2016 at 3:03 pm

      Awwww, someone forgot forgot meds today !!! Nzube,make a quick dash to the drugstore

    • Iris

      March 20, 2016 at 3:20 pm

      What the actual hell!

    • Judith

      March 20, 2016 at 4:11 pm

      You’re a complete idiot! In fact, you need a psychiatric examination urgently. Shameless tribal bigot.

    • Belema

      March 20, 2016 at 4:20 pm

      That’s Igbo people for you. I can’t believe the stupid comment I just read. It it were the reverse, all hell will let loose. Interesting set of people. BN, if you can post that lunatics comment (Nzube), you should be able to post this.

    • Jude Engees

      March 20, 2016 at 4:34 pm

      @Nzube…Hollup (x3) lemme tell u sumfin, cos you don’t know nuffin. Get your brain checked & while you’re still @ it ….Si E ba Puo + Gerrarahere!

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    • Ada

      March 20, 2016 at 9:04 pm

      Who are the silly people who liked this retarted comment ? You are what is wrong with Nigeria! I wish I could slap you

  4. Missy J

    March 20, 2016 at 8:32 am

    “Are you the dancer or the singer?”
    That cracked me up.
    Are my the only one who feels that Peter and Paul sound alike?
    When I listen their record I can’t tell who is singing.

    • Whocares

      March 20, 2016 at 10:13 am

      @Missy-Missy, Missy. Loool. Kare (Well done), good morning. Lool 🙂 (I joke)
      Boy, this interview is long, I do feel bad for Peter though. In the words of the late notorious big “money and blood don’t mix like two. ….”
      Hopefully they sort it out at some point. Hopefully people like Nzube receive sense, hopefully people do not come and start blaming the wives. However, hope does not spring eternal and idiots abound.

    • Missy J

      March 20, 2016 at 6:53 pm

      If I talk say I understand your first sentence then I fit say Pope nah Muslim. Well, compliments of the day!!

    • Vic

      March 20, 2016 at 10:48 pm

      Ten crack commandments. Hip hop head.

  5. Ladybird

    March 20, 2016 at 8:34 am

    I took my time to read and I have to say I understand where he is coming from. Jude might not be a bad guy but as the oldest he needs to take up the responsible role and hear from both points of view not just one side and also be the mediator. I also think that the issues they are having is due to miscommunication from each of them..Then again I hope people don’t criticize them too much because everyone has their family problems its just that we are not famous like them…

    • Tony

      March 20, 2016 at 8:53 am

      well said.

  6. Nzube

    March 20, 2016 at 8:36 am

    YORUBA PPL I “fear” una..all I can say, for now..

    • ElessarisElendil

      March 20, 2016 at 10:00 am

      See ehn, what’s pissing me off is you wasting this beautiful avatar.????????

      Some people O/ have been searching, instead you choose to use yours to make inane comments.

      On a serious note, your comments reflect wrongly on us all. Bella Naija are a business, so they have to post content that will generate for lack of a better word controversy. Yorubas aren’t in some smoky backroom somewhere plotting on how to break up P-Square.

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    • Vic

      March 20, 2016 at 12:50 pm

      I’m igbo…nd u are an idiot.

  7. Tony

    March 20, 2016 at 8:40 am

    Jude is the problem with this group. Jude isn’t psquare and shouldn’t share equally with them. He is their manager. Jude is just insecure. He should act like the big brother he claims to be and let this group be. It’s sad psquare has been running their biz like a family biz. Business should be treated like business. Jude is just dividing this beautiful group.

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  8. Diana

    March 20, 2016 at 8:48 am

    I actually feel for him. The problem is that Peter grew up and Jude cannot see him as an adult and his own man, all he sees is his kid brother. This fight was inevitable

  9. beauty

    March 20, 2016 at 8:48 am

    I totally understand Peter now and I support this move. Success in your new endeavor dear.

    • Mike

      March 20, 2016 at 9:34 am

      story!

  10. Lilo

    March 20, 2016 at 8:50 am

    Zzzzzzzzzzzzzzz??

  11. Ada Igbo

    March 20, 2016 at 8:52 am

    I feel your pain brother. Dont worry. Get yourself together cos i see a greater you. Jude Okoye is the beast here. Greedy monster. Its so sad Paul feel for it. His only interest is to get a share of everything psquare earns.
    Dearest Peter, get yourself together and go do a music for us to enjoy.

    Families do break in business at times. Adidas and Puma are brothers too but separated after world war 11. It dint stop them from building two of the world top sports brands in the world.

    You will be alright
    God bless your hussle bro.

  12. tgirl

    March 20, 2016 at 8:54 am

    its that african mentality, my brother cannot pass me… after all I’m the oldest and I’m meant to be the most successful… paul that one is weak it is easy for me to manipulate him jare .. pele uncle peter the lord is your strength

    • Mike

      March 20, 2016 at 9:36 am

      home-breaker! keep up d bad work.
      My brothers will unite again, n come back even stronger than EVER!.
      thats our own proud prayer.

    • nene

      March 20, 2016 at 1:04 pm

      these are anambra men, and jude is a typical anambra man to the core. so it has nothing to do with what u r saying, jude is just a very cultural man in his actions and thoughts. once peter got together with Lola Omotayo, whom his mother didn’t even want him to marry, that was when problems started. Anambra people don’t marry outside, they don’t even marry other igbos who are not from anambra state, it’s rarely done.

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    • nnenne

      March 20, 2016 at 7:53 pm

      @ nene… yours faithfully is of Imo ancestry but hubby is from Anambra. Am happy to tell you that I am his families favorite.

      BTW, I have always maintained that Lola is not the issue. There are lots of Yoruba women married to Igbos.
      My husband’ s best friend married an Ishan woman. She is such a lovely lady too.
      Once you are nice your tribe won’t matter but even if you detest me because of that why should I care, if I know my worth?
      There are other men including my town’s men.

      Psquare can do whatever they want, as long as they remember that they are still a family.

      Family is everything!

    • Tkum

      March 20, 2016 at 9:28 pm

      what is ur point? Anita Paul’s wife is from the south south. going by your explanation, she too wasnt loved by the okoye’s mum?

    • Ada Nnewi

      March 20, 2016 at 10:37 pm

      Dear nene, my sisters are happily married to yoruba men so your point is moot….

  13. mulikat

    March 20, 2016 at 9:02 am

    Peter i always like u and respect u more than the rest brothers,u look more open ,educated than ur twins brother and ur devil Sen ,Bro Jude.stand on ur own,do ur own business urself, no familie thing again, everything on ur name along, but keep ur brothership together, ok, cos twins dont seperate ok, as u want to move far away, i like that,cos now is hot spot, together.i wish u all well, and keep ur cute wife and cute kids together, afterall u have that star ,like by all in u,than the rest,i dont know hwo to say it.

    • Mike

      March 20, 2016 at 9:36 am

      your NAME tells it all. #Homebreakers!!! UNa no fit!

    • concerned

      March 20, 2016 at 10:37 am

      Mike, have you eaten this morning?

    • honey omo lekki

      March 20, 2016 at 12:08 pm

      What does your own name say about you? *Stupid*. Stupid bigot. Religuos fanatic.

      So of all the comment supporting the breakout, you had to single out Mulikat’s own because it is a Muslim name, ba?

    • honey omo lekki

      March 20, 2016 at 12:09 pm

      *Other comments
      *breakup

  14. Amaka

    March 20, 2016 at 9:11 am

    But Bella why publish this caustic article this morning?..Now that these guys are on the verge of making up?? I just wonder. I am baffled. #My Humble opinion.

    • Mike

      March 20, 2016 at 9:34 am

      exactly,.I thot so too

    • Ajaskelebe!

      March 20, 2016 at 10:40 am

      @Amaka…Was bellanaija the interviewer??abi why are you this foolish?..peter wanted it published..its on every other blog

  15. Tosin

    March 20, 2016 at 9:22 am

    Yoruba people can be a balancing force.
    That’s my advice.
    Igbo people have passion.
    Yes, I generalize.

    See why we need each other?

  16. Wendy

    March 20, 2016 at 10:24 am

    Thank you for giving your own side. It was totally unnecessary but since you are public figures and there has been so much news and rumors going on about the breakup, I respect your choice to tell your own side.

    Every family has issues, and I agree with what most have already said. Family and business should be treated separately, that does not mean one must not go into business with family, but it must be done with things clearly spelt out in contract, drawn out by lawyers representing each party. So if there are 3 people, as in your case, there should be 3 lawyers, this would enable everyone get the best deal possible.

    I feel your pain. It is time to move on, but don’t fail to reach out to your brothers after the heat has died down and the journalist and reporters have left. It will not be easy, since a lot of water had passed under the bridge, and they may not even want to reciprocate, but with prayers and patience, brotherhood can be restored. The same blood runs in your veins, especially with Paul, who biologically has the same DNA as you, you are practically the same person. Time makes things better. Give it time. And after this extensive interview, pls no more social media postings. It only adds fuel to the fire. Just face building your solo career. I pray God heals all of your, and bring you all together again. We are rooting for you guys.

  17. just do it

    March 20, 2016 at 10:28 am

    I totally understand. Family sometimes hurt you the most and for the sake of your sanity you will need to cut some of them who are just toxic towards your growth.nigerian families most especially you are not allowed to have a difference in opinion or have expectations from them.(because you are either the oldest or the youngest) They always expect you to do as they say or do what they want you to do. when you say but this is not right, they tag you as nagging too much or being childish(or you Don chop winch) just because you expressed disagreement smh. Jude you are their brother and that comes before the business, beyonce fired her dad why can’t they fire you? Peter and Paul do what is best for yourselves and if that’s a separation then DO IT . Think about yourself and your sanity

    I took me time to realise that family “parents included” take and use and because we are Nigerians you should be numb to their mis -deeds even though you are unhappy please do you and what makes you HAPPY

  18. Hutwitit

    March 20, 2016 at 10:44 am

    I honestly think this is for the best. U guys started sounding the same. I now look at you differently. You play the guitar so well, please don’t stop . You are a true entertainer like Beyonce and even she doesn’t write all her songs so that’s no biggie. We need contemporary r and b jare not everytime kperikpa kperikpa.

  19. Hutwitit

    March 20, 2016 at 10:48 am

    And realllyyyyy Paul !! You went and wrote a song sharp sharp to gain sympathy. I can’t stand Paul very dry human being. Go and work out jare and look clean. Typical unappealing person forming I’m different . Rollseyes.

    • Tony

      March 20, 2016 at 8:17 pm

      May those your imbecilic eyes keep rolling..IDI0T!!
      ENEMIES of PROGRESS!
      P-SQUARE will surprise you all, & REUNITE again!

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  20. Cocolette

    March 20, 2016 at 10:52 am

    P-Square can y’all go inside your Father’s Obi and sort this thing out? After garnering public sympathy what next? Is that what will help you people settle if the supposed love you people should have as brothers cannot help you? I am so pained and disgusted to see artistes that i love so much tear themselves apart and in public too, i expected a whole lot more but then what do i know? It is enough please!

  21. Lala

    March 20, 2016 at 10:53 am

    Nzube its igbo people like you that I avoid like shege because its people like you that makes us igbo *yes am igbo and proud but I still tuned my settings to Non tribalistic local champion* look bad abeg
    what does uche marrying a yoruba person have to do with anything its a business for crying out loud, I love and respect lola omotayo because she loved peter when he had nothing.
    This tribalism issue is just so annoying and embarrassing on so many levels and I blame our parents because they taught us to be wary of other tribes, this is 2016 for crying out loud carry that tribalistic bile and choke on it abeg or infact carry it and share with your linda ikeji brethen.

    • Mr. Egghead

      March 20, 2016 at 11:36 am

      So correct Lala. Being Igbo, I actively avoid “umunnem” like Nzube who only see things through ethnically-tainted lenses.
      I honestly found that comment so incredibly idiotic.

      As for Paul and Peter and Jude, the lesson is:
      Never mix business with family because money doesn’t respect blood.

  22. Somebody

    March 20, 2016 at 10:58 am

    The person who speaks out isn’t always the wrong one, we took Paul’s silence for gentility. I wish Peter all the best, dance with Peter is only the beginning. Jude, no words for that one.

  23. Fola Coco

    March 20, 2016 at 11:06 am

    Hmmmmmmm,tales by moonlight…I hope this is the last piece on this Psquare family drama…Never believe all u see and read about on social media. They were not united for a while now,money,ego,pride,etc has dealt them a heavy blow. That a brother is older doesn’t mean his wiser…Reminds me of my mom’s family dynamics,its always been her on one side,and the others on another side…May God bring back the love and respect they once had for each other.. Can we please finally close the curtain on this,am sure there are other musicians/artist to write or talk about.

  24. Emeka

    March 20, 2016 at 11:07 am

    Why’s >90% of commenters here appear to be backing break-up rather than (ensuing for) make-up & peace. It gives me genuine cause for concern; almost worries me. I really wanna know if we Nigerians are wired more towards war & conflict, than peace, cos that’s all I see around me in Naij.

    • Ememobong

      March 20, 2016 at 2:37 pm

      90% (don’t know where you got your figures from sha) are backing up a break up because the problem seems to be reoccurring too often without any real solutions being proferred.

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  25. Jay sigany

    March 20, 2016 at 11:07 am

    Peter, if going solo will give you peace of mind then I support you. Don’t live your life for people who don’t care abt you, think about yourself too, my brother, don’t live to one day say, I wish I had done…. Am a fan in Cameroon, stay blessed

  26. Emeka

    March 20, 2016 at 11:08 am

    P-Square, may you guys resolve and reconcile, and come back stronger.
    You all are brothers, afterall. GOD grant you all strength and [email protected] time.
    Ciao.

  27. ujay

    March 20, 2016 at 11:10 am

    In as much as I prefer you to your brothers, I would say it will be better if we hear from them too. But, am just soo tired of you guys ish. Make una just settle. if not for anything, for the fact say una be blood. People are just carrying u people’s matter like gala sellers. Forgetting they have their personal issues to resolve.

  28. Aisha

    March 20, 2016 at 11:18 am

    Why do I think jude is using juju on Paul??? The jude guy is just too desperate

    • Tony

      March 20, 2016 at 2:13 pm

      bcos you are YORUBA! And its JUJU you are known for. Ask around.

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    • Oby

      March 20, 2016 at 3:35 pm

      Lol…CLASSIC!response..lmao

    • Lola

      March 20, 2016 at 7:28 pm

      And the Igbos are known for what?You are just an “Odensi”.Just because her name is Aisha does mean she is Yoruba,she can come from the North,Middle Belt or even from the South South.

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    • Amh

      March 20, 2016 at 10:22 pm

      You idiot. What of the oracle in your wardrobe?

    • Bunmi

      March 20, 2016 at 10:56 pm

      And ibo people know nothing about juju? Juju is not a ‘yoruba’ thing alone. It’s a ‘black’ thing. And yes, I’m convinced jude is using juju. Obviously he has no inhibition. His younger brothers are building their houses and he is busy stealing nails. Shame on him. Were he clean, he would have voluntarily stepped down rather than break uphis brothers. I pray God gives him what he deserves and quickly too.

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  29. Noname

    March 20, 2016 at 11:23 am

    I am waiting for Paul and Jude to add their own. Na so e go continue.

  30. Fola Coco

    March 20, 2016 at 11:43 am

    It’s quite sad that the person(Jude) who should have been the thread,that holds the twins and the brotherhood together,is the one who seems to have driven a wedge between them..If Peter’s side of the story is true,then jude acted more like the instigator..Why would you not attend your brother’s wedding,that in itself shows how immature,vindictive and semi evil this jude is.. There’s a yoruba adage that says ‘agba ma n gba ni(hope am correct)… It’s a shame it had to come to this,because i have been a fan and supporter of Psquare from the geeko…. On a side note,why should a manager share in all his brothers/artist properties though!!! Jesus is lord.

  31. lami

    March 20, 2016 at 11:58 am

    It is good you spoke up because now people understand what you have been through, as for paul that one na real sissy. Anywys for the sake of the blood you guys share I pray all of you find a middle ground to resolve this.
    And for the sentimental Nigerians who use language to create enemity shame on you, where is the love for your fellow man ? Just leave uche and bellanaija alone , stupid bigots.

  32. nurse sylvia

    March 20, 2016 at 12:02 pm

    Please some one should help meask mike if he has eating thing morning,meanwhile I now understand the problem,peter I would have love it better if u guys sort out the problem,family is still family.

  33. Bubu

    March 20, 2016 at 12:08 pm

    Hmmmm! Family business it always turns out this way. It works out for some tho but in most cases it just ends up in brouhaha. The earlier they sorted themselves out the better. I think Peter is being sincere and he made all the effort to make it work. Brother Jude looks like that elder brother that will just want to be in charge unnecessarily. I wish them all the best.

    @Nzube no worry na Yoruba woman u go marry.Notice me talking out of point!

  34. anonymous

    March 20, 2016 at 12:16 pm

    I really do not understand these guys. Why tear down everything you have labored to build for over 10 years? This does not make any sense to me, only for you to start all over again as upcoming artists? Meanwhile the brand is doing very well?who changes a winning team? I also agree with Peter that the business needs to have a proper structure.Over time.if you are doing well, you need to change cos life is not static.. I don’t understand why Paul and Jude are afraid of building the brand? You both can actually have the best of both worlds. Keep P square and still do stuff individually.What I see here is supremacy battle,which is wrong. Paul thinks he’s the brain behind the group and can threaten his twin with split anytime he feels like, You both are a team. I also agree with Peter that managers everywhere earn fees based in percentages..Why should it be shared equally? It’s ok if you agree to share it equally but when one party is not happy with that, then you go back to the drawing board..I see you guys have made enough money so good luck to you. You should have split since when you were young, now you are 35 or so you decide to split? With all the competition around? Davido, phyno, Tekno,Patoranking and co. I tire for una. I wish you guys well though. But you need to come up with something new and different to remain A listers in the industry. Good luck to you.

  35. Engoz

    March 20, 2016 at 12:19 pm

    Just scaled through the interview, didn’t read everything, it got tiring but this guy here is practical and wants practical results, unlike Paul that doesn’t proffer solutions but wants the public’s sympathy. How can you operate a business without structure. Jude was crippling the brand and refused to change with the ever changing Nigerian music scene. And Paul could not just see this. Jude may have helped build their careers in the beginning, but people typically get fired based on what they are doing at present.

    Peter should not take it to heart he’s known as the dancer twin. To be honest by tomorrow I will forget which is which. I want to assure Peter that I don’t doubt his talent. Psquare was the first Nigerian artistes my sisters and I did not insult on tv when everyone was just doing rubbish, because they actually danced well in Senhorita video. And both of you sang then. And we saw Peter play the guitar once on tv. My sister and I felt you guys had your act together and we weren’t surprised by the success you have garnered. It’s unfortunate it became a tag team of 2 versus 1.

  36. Blessed

    March 20, 2016 at 12:43 pm

    Psquare please is enough! Go to the elders in your village and complain!

  37. nurse sylvia

    March 20, 2016 at 12:57 pm

    I strongly believe u guys can sort it out,u guys look good together and also strong together,just put the pride away.

  38. nene

    March 20, 2016 at 1:02 pm

    ” a lot of people called us, senators, governors, and people like that. In fact three of us were once in a private jet to go and see someone who wanted to resolve our issues and we didn’t speak to each other all through the flight.” lmao peter can boast sha. pas much as peter is blaming jude and I’ve read in many places that jude has an attitude and character problem, i think if it wasn’t for jude they won’t be earning what they earn now. jude created a structure that was different from the norm but it worked for p square. jude s a typical anambra man in every way. the way they do business is not like others but anambra people still make money and are one of the most successful business men in nigeria today. i still think lola played a big part in everything, peter takes advice from his wife whom most of his family members don’t seem to like. i just hope it works out for all of them cuz i can’t imagine twin brothers fighting like this, lets even forget about jude for now. and i thought this was was a publicity stunt all along. with that being said, you guys should stop using social media to express yourselves, you are all adults with families, act like adults!

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    • Ada Nnewi

      March 20, 2016 at 10:47 pm

      Nene LEAVE LOLA ALONE!!!!! Inugo? ???

    • Chu

      March 21, 2016 at 12:41 pm

      I see nothing wrong if Lola is advising her husband to want better for himself, isn’t that what a wife should do? Help her husband grow? Its obvious Peter has valid points whether it came from his wife or he thought them up is not the issue. In fact if she is the one I doff my hat to her, we talk feminism, then we see a woman can is being respected intellectually by her husband and want to hate on her. If I were in her shoes and I think my husband is being unfairly treated you bet it would bring out the voltron in me and I would fight for my family, That she has not come out openly to condemn anyone shows how wise she is. So please leave Lola alone and address the matter at hand.
      I have been indifferent to Lola all the while but I have gotten tired of women bashing her for being a strong minded woman, or because she is from a different tribe.

  39. Yoruba and Proud

    March 20, 2016 at 1:58 pm

    Family/friends + business without serious and lengthy legal contracts and commitment, which should be reviewed periodically is never advisable.

    I’ve been a victim once and Never again. This just goes to prove no matter how close you are, business is a different thing all together. If both parties cannot agree to being legally bound by terms and honoring those terms, just go solo to avoid future wahala

  40. Divine

    March 20, 2016 at 2:09 pm

    I respect your decision peter. Please, paul, Jude and peter you all should give your lives to Jesus Christ. Have you guys accepted Jesus as your Lord and Savoiour? Do so pls if you have not.

  41. Tony

    March 20, 2016 at 2:15 pm

    Now I honestly glad I am hearing ppl suggesting they can make up!
    That’s what many of us have been asking: “Make up!,NOT break-up.”
    Thanks.

  42. Ememobong

    March 20, 2016 at 2:23 pm

    Money and Family don’t mix! No be today great music groups don part ways, Michael and Jermaine Jackson did it and both went on to have successful solo careers. Even Beyonce sack her papa as manager when she see say the guy no fit take her beyond the level wey she dey then. That move opened bigger doors for her. And remember say na Beyonce papa give up im own career to advance her own but yet when the time came, she made a decision that was best for her. There can be no emotions when it comes to business/career. You do what will pay you at the end of the day. Na only God person no fit do without. I have learnt that the hard way.

  43. Ememobong

    March 20, 2016 at 2:29 pm

    Peter recently did a dance show with Glo network. I no see Paul for there and Paul is not complaining. Peter is also brand ambassador for Olympic milk, Paul is not currently a solo brand ambassador for any product or service, I don’t hear Paul complaining. You sure say no be long throat dey worry this Peter so???

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    • jay

      March 20, 2016 at 9:53 pm

      Who wan endorse Paul?!

    • femi tayo

      March 22, 2016 at 6:32 am

      Your thinking is miopic. Learn to be a peace maker. No one is interested in ur jokes. Its empty.

  44. posh

    March 20, 2016 at 2:33 pm

    Y do u guys here like insulting LIB,whereas they dnt insul other blogs.why?

  45. MsTilii

    March 20, 2016 at 3:14 pm

    Dear Peter

    I want to apologize for judging you. The most painful thing in life is WHEN NO ONE WANTS TO HEAR YOU, EVERYBODY NEEDS TO BE HEARD, I WAS NOT HEARING YOU, AND NOW I DO.I HAVE TAKEN TIME TODAY AND I HAVE READ EVERYTHING IN DETAIL AND NOW I HEAR YOU LOUD AND CLEAR.

    I have analyzed all you have said and i have heard all your pain. I totally understand all your twitter and social media rants now . I dont blame you, i dont blame Paul and i dont blame Jude neither.

    From what i take froam all you said, there has been a lot of mistakes made from the beginning (which could have been avoided) such as definiitely not making your family (Jude) a manager because in history of all entertainment home and abroad that is HUUUUUUUUUUUUUGE conflict of interest.

    I dont think Jude has done that bad as a manger but i see he could not seperate being a big brother and demanding respect (typically african) – from the principle of what is required of a manager . He is a typical african man (like all our brothers and sisters here in africa even if you are one year older than them they demand respect even if they are in the wrong).

    Jude should never have been your manager, it would have been so much easier. I understand he became your manager with intention to protect the Okoye interest (since there are so many wolves out there in the entertainment industry) and he did a good job in the most part but it seems he lost sight of his position of Manager but rather I am your blood I am your elder brother so I am entitled to this or that. THat was wrong.

    But i am not saying this person was more wrong than the other person. You peter as well as paul as well as jude all had a lil contribution to this results whether it be wrong communication or miscommunication. But i know deep down you all want the best for each other.

    I understand you wanted to be heard – no one wanted to hear you and thus why you got frustruated and vented on social media over and over again. I totally understand now. we the fans didnt understand all that rant, all we saw was you were making a lot of noise as well as jude and paul and we too we were getting tired and frustruated about it because we love you so much.

    IN conclusion you know what i think, dont say we have broken up – please – just say toyour fans, you are taking a much needed break to explore individual opportunities (which is rightfully so. Live in seperate compounds with your wives and kids but make sure they kids see each other and play together frequently. We love you all. Two or three years from now after you have all taken a break if you say to us we are doing a come back album/tour, you best believe it will be bigger and sold out than any other you have had in the past.

    I wish you all the best. I am sure Jude too is penning his own side of his story and Peter too. Its ok, everybody is entitled to tell their version. But after that dont drag it on. It becomes exhausting for us fans reading it. We dont want to take sides. We love Psquare and PSquare music – simple. I commend you for all the nice things you said of all your wives, so as to shut all these mutherfckers out here down blaming one wife or the other- trying to drag them all in.

    It hurts me that this has escalated to this and whom i think about is the lil one like your son, and he will be on school yard playing and all his friends will be asking him “is it true your daddy and your uncles are fighting , is it true they broke up blah blah blah” – Kids are smarter than you think, you might think they dont observe or it might not affect them – but they really do. They will be able to tell the difference, no matter how hard the moms try to make it seem normal.

    I wish you all the best Peter. Paul apologised and i am sure he means it well. Even if Jude does not apologise be the bigger person reach out to him privately (no publicly) and apologise if there is any wrong you have wronged him (know what it is – dont just say it). Apologise and just let it go – if he accepts fine, if not, youd did your part. Just as Paul has also apologised to you – if you accept fine if not – then thats your own.

    Guess what Peter – what is happening in your family is no different from what is happening in all our families. Your own is not even serious sef. If you hear some stories of family matter, hia, you go shock. This is normal. in 99% families – we all have issues – some worse than others. Dont feel any fear or shame for what has happened. you are a man and you want what you want, dont let anyone stand in your way – you are fighting for the future of your kids, As we grow we all want different things. A year from now all will be settled and you will laugh about it. Set example to all your kids (yours – pauls, judes etc). Support each other (kids birthday parties, solo projects, or album launches etc etc – shame all the enemies who are rejoicing of what has happened.

    God Bless. I wish you all well individually or as a group.

  46. BMG

    March 20, 2016 at 3:20 pm

    Paul and Jude has been on PETER’s neck All these years…He has no choice than to go Solo, I thought U guys said Paul does all the Singing. Never Underrate the man in the Background, without him no Background. Good work PETER…Move On bro.

    • Stan

      March 20, 2016 at 4:48 pm

      HE WON’T “move on”..thanks.
      THEY ARE BLOOD BROTHERS.

  47. Olivia

    March 20, 2016 at 4:22 pm

    I believe that the twins should sort out their differences as Brothers .They don’t have to stay together as a group if it is not working,Jude should play the role of a good older brother and not taking sides with one brother against the other.They should forgive each other and let God guide them henceforth in their various endeavors.I loved Psquare as a group but there is so much bad blood within them obviously cause of the blood relationship that can lead to disrespect and no body likes to be disrespected.
    I believe the twins can succeed individualy but if God wills,they can still come back together but for now Jude should just leave the twins alone,he should go and do something of his own and let the twins sort out themselves,his interference in their lives is just too overwhelming .Time to let go and move on.
    It is obvious Paul has a weaker personality than Peter,which is normal in twins to have different personalities but that is not reason for anyone to take advantage of this to manipulate and cause disaffection between the brothers when in fact as an older brother,Jude should be bridging any gap and create unity and better understanding in the family.
    Wish you all Success,My favourite group,Let Go and let God……..Love You guys

  48. Judith

    March 20, 2016 at 4:22 pm

    Congrats Peter! I’m so happy God has blessed you with adorable kids. You’re not alone. Face your nuclear family and move on with your life. Your peace is more important than this family drama. Wishing you peace always. I remain your true fan.

    • Stan

      March 20, 2016 at 4:47 pm

      HE WON’T LEAVE HIS BROTHERS(FAMILY) & “FACE” HIS NUCLEAR FAMILY. HE IS IGBO, SO HE WON’T. HIS PARENTS” FAMILY IS HIS BLOOD TOO. Thanks for the break-up advice.

    • Amh

      March 20, 2016 at 10:24 pm

      I laugh. Very funny. Lots of Igbo guys I known married to Yoruba women are one family. The husband learbt Yoruba likewise the wife Igbo. You are dumb. I doubt if you read the interview. Too long for you? Sawdust brain.

  49. deedee

    March 20, 2016 at 5:40 pm

    Peter is smarter and wiser than his twin brother. Paul thinks only about today but Peter thinks and is more concerned about the future. How can a family business succeed without terms and conditions that are legally binding? . These three brothers can’t live together forever. These are brothers with wives and children building their own individual family. How can they sustain their business empire among the extended family without a business structure? Paul you better wake up and set yourself and your own children free now before it’s too late. If you and Jude agree today trust me your children and Jude’s children would have conflict in future. Seek out for a competent lawyer for advice. It’s obvious you need one. PLEASE ACT NOW and save your children from impending problem.

  50. Suwa

    March 20, 2016 at 6:26 pm

    Emeka, Ifeanyi, Jude, Peter and Paul please try and settle your issues… and we also need that bakery back.

  51. Great EFCC

    March 20, 2016 at 7:13 pm

    Psquare can be more better if JUDE is unanimously asked to leave the team. Family business things…no easy at all.
    However, I love the duo

  52. professor X

    March 20, 2016 at 8:46 pm

    What is about shamefully is the lack of binding contract regarding performances. I’m with Peter on that one. How can Paul decide he is not going to perform? The change his mind at the last minute. Worst of all,keep the President and his guests waiting. How utterly shameful?! Paul, you ought to be embarrassed

  53. EOEA

    March 20, 2016 at 9:21 pm

    Is very sad to know about this, but bro hope on God everything will be okay soon,…Is really indeed that no brother in business/Jungle …Godoverit#

  54. Amh

    March 20, 2016 at 10:22 pm

    Jude is a leech.

  55. Amh

    March 20, 2016 at 10:26 pm

    Peter us appealing
    He has the fans. He will be mega just Like Beyonce. And Paul Michelle. I hope its resolved. The bugattu nose jude should get lost. And let the twins bond. Jude is evil.

  56. nana

    March 20, 2016 at 11:30 pm

    Africans are just so gullible. so because someone runs to social media to write stuffs first attracts him more sympathy and love. Please you all should take several seats. Peter, why were you always suggesting division and sharing of money? All Paul wanted was to unite everyone and make every part of the group to benefit. He wants everyone to be a millionaire not just Peter and Paul alone. He wanted it to be more about family but Peter wanted it to be more of business and money. Well, you have written your part, we await the story from the other two. ask yourself why everyone in your family is against you?? why you?? Everyone forming #teampeter is happy about the breakup. Peter do not be deceived. Evil people everyone that wants the family’s downfall. I am #teampsquare and I want unity.

    • ao

      March 21, 2016 at 1:00 am

      @nana….excellent points. Paul and Jude have not shared their story and many are already condemning them. I call this mob mentality.

  57. Amy

    March 21, 2016 at 12:54 am

    I have been following the stories posted by different sides. Someone here said “please move ” on” to Peter to which another said “They are blood brothers” implying that they cannot or should not split because of that. My own question to those against their separation is simple, are your colleagues and business partners in your office your ” blood brothers”? A party to a 3 man arrangement has been unhappy about it for a while and some guys are injecting the usual infantile Nigerian cultural arguments of .”blood brother” , “anambra people” etc. when Anambra people work in other countries and other corporate businesses do they do it with only Anambra folks? I come on this blog because I used to get the most educated comments among the Nigerian blogs I visit. Can the moderators kick out pedestrian tribal comments that are totally irrelevant to the topic at hand but derail and divide people?
    This whole saga is about a set of twins with great talent and a senior brother with less potential but the typical Nigerian mentality of “I’m older so I command, not earn respect and my brother.’s property is mine”.

    It is about the outspoken twin ( yes, in most cases one twin is more extroverted and more outspoken than the other) who will not allow himself and even his brother if the brother sees what he sees to be cheated? I am a mother of twins so I know a thing or 2 about their behavior. No matter what their senior brother says no where in this world does an artiste manager share assets equally with artistes, nowhere! The wives had better be careful with this type of senior brother, I pray that God gives us all long lives in Jesus name.

    To my fellow African women, your husband is better doing his business with other partners than blood relatives. Even though Africans say “blood is thicker than water”, technology has made blood transfusion a piece of cake. Thick blood can be obtained via transfusion please!!!No abuses please, this is BN where people are civil.

  58. swagg1

    March 21, 2016 at 4:47 am

    Doing business with family members is the greatest mistake anyone can make. I learnt the hard way . Peter, the most visionary,sensible , patient and humble of them all will suceed. As for your 2 knuclehead brothers they are bound for failure.

  59. famandbiznessshouldnevermix

    March 21, 2016 at 6:35 am

    Too too Sad. Every family has its own issues and sibling rivalry is the worst! Just wish pple would learn to appreciate one another and celebrate differences instead of promoting attacks. Going through my own with my sibs too. I hate how the older sibling is manipulating and controlling the younger sibs to spew disrespect to spite me. I’ve cried many nights to uncountable betrayal and shock at the fact that my own blood brings more hurt and pain than strangers. All I can say is no family is perfect and at the end of the day my goal is to fight for my own salvation instead of seeking aimlessly for peace. But I still ask: how does one earn respect in a family relationship?

  60. cam

    March 21, 2016 at 7:08 am

    shut up. what do u know about the family? please forget about sympathy posts and don’t be gullible.

  61. neeka

    March 21, 2016 at 7:21 am

    family and business is always dicey…
    this their wahala has made me know now who is paul and who is peter. lol…i never knew!!! it was always peter and paul… but i have always been drawn to peter…he seems easy going and friendly and has a different aura around him than his brother. nothing wrong with paul, but i always liked peter…goodluck to all three

  62. Typical Anambran???

    March 21, 2016 at 8:06 am

    What’s with all these “Jude is a typical Anambra man” comments., Tribal stereotyping is so annoying… like really?

  63. Nwanma

    March 21, 2016 at 10:11 am

    I wouldn’t take sides with anyone till i hear from Paul and Jude. There are two or three sides of a story in this case,just because Peter has been vocal about this issue doesn’t mean his own story is more valid and authentic. He is aware that people want to hear from them so he is taking advantage of his popularity to gather sympathy from people.
    This is a typical Family feud that has unfortunately gone viral because of personality clashes and miscommunication.
    In my opinion,Jude is the typical Big Bro that has good intentions but failed to read the hand writing on the wall that these boys are now men that would obviously want to embark on personal projects. He sacrificed a lot for them and feels he has more power and authority but he failed to understand that sometimes you just have to let go. The young must grow,i’m a Big Sister so i understand this. That being said,i doubt he is evil,he had to learn the hard way. People should stop painting him black.
    Paul is not weak! Peter Okoye and Fans should desist from making him look like a weakling.
    Obviously,everyone has his ride or die Guy in every family. Paul is probably comfortable with Jude and doesn’t see anything wrong with sticking with ‘the angel he knows’.
    *to be continued!

  64. Nwanma

    March 21, 2016 at 10:50 am

    *continue.
    Peter pitched Paul against Jude but Paul was not having it. If he wants to break away,he should it without dragging his brothers in the mud and stop giving Random people opportunity to spite and criticize his brothers. For all i know,Peter is the bad guy here. He is all about Business,Structure and Money while Paul is all about Family and being Loyal to existing arrangement. To people that are doing team paul and team peter,wait till you hear from all of them before taking sides. I love both of them equally. Peter is clearly the hot headed fine boy extrovert and he is bound to attract a lot of people with his charm and charisma. Paul also has his unique personality:calm,quiet and unpredictable. In as much i like a Lively man,i also like it with a drop of mystery. Peter is a bit too loud,what you see is what you get.
    No one should vilify Jude,he has uplifted,supported and marketed his bros from the start and has helped create and sustained the Psquare brand which is inarguably one of Nigeria’s biggest musical exports.
    They are all creative including Jude who has been an excellent video director.

  65. Elegantstallion

    March 21, 2016 at 10:54 am

    We talk about politicians who loot Nigeria’s treasury. How is Jude OKOYE different from them???? Greed has made him held on to the twins. Heaven will not forgive him for causing this rift between the twins. Jude OKOYE, Please get a life and leave the twins alone. Biko. Abge!

  66. david roy

    March 21, 2016 at 10:08 pm

    pls i beg you in The name of almighty God who created heaven and earth… Peter paul and Jude.. Come back togethr as one… I love you so so much

  67. femi tayo

    March 22, 2016 at 6:24 am

    Hmmmmn. How can a brother who manages twin brothers absent himself from the wedding of one? That sets a motion for a split. When a mother is no more its up to the eldest to help hold strong family cords. Judes conducts leaves me heart struck and shock. I feel so sad this is happening especially from a group respected world wide. Why will a great group like psquare have all videos directed by one person? To be a manager doesnt mean you establish power monopoly. Personally i think jude is a dissapointment to the family and the nation.

  68. Mash

    March 22, 2016 at 8:03 am

    -No structure.
    -Placing a higher amount to get more as a manager is ridiculous.
    -As the oldest ‘Jude’ failed.
    – Jude has chosen money over family.
    – He has no legal right or reason to make as much as they make. He is a manger and that’s it!
    – If one person can attend videos and also do songs alone…The other should be allowed to do the same.
    • Jude needs to evaluate his priorities aside ‘Money.’

  69. ezekwe paul

    March 22, 2016 at 9:45 pm

    bros peter now the world known u always want psquare to move but due to the selfish-interest of jude . have .make the two brother go on their diffrrent but believe me he will come back qnd regret of all this . just go on with the faith u will make it alone . the lord will continue to strenght u . and your honour will continue to grow in wisdom . .. to paul . am so so sorry for him . . now he will know what he will start missing . there proverb says u will never know the value of what u are holding untill u loose it … i wwill see if jude van enter studio to voice in with him . just as don.jassy does in mavin. now he will know the kind of load . he want carry . .. sabi . him want do the boy is good . bwtter pikin . . hmmm am so so sorry for him . thats all i just got to say to him ……. bros peter one love u can do . it . and believe me ine day they will come to u for apology . . expecialy that insatiability of brother of your that called himself jude . .. sorry is his third name …

  70. paul ezekwe

    March 22, 2016 at 10:03 pm

    money na currency , jankulume, only one,thank u lord . and so on . coming out soon …. as soon as agrrement is reach believe me fans u will love it …. stage name .. degxymighty A.K.A .money na currency … … ………………… for more information. 07012177024.

  71. John Basama

    March 29, 2016 at 11:16 am

    Jude if truely you are the course of spliting p square then you have to look for a solution if not we as fans will not forgive you

  72. Moyo

    March 29, 2016 at 11:31 am

    I always knew that the alleged break up will be a fluke. When a better deal comes their way, P Square like true Igbo men will follow the money.

  73. Emmanuel

    May 28, 2016 at 12:50 am

    Peter you have endured too much in the hands of paul and jude and I wish you great luck.As for jude G you are the senior so behave like one and you paul you just broke the bond between you and your bro na you know.peter you gat all the qualities to move on,they called you a dancer but you are more than that bro.Good luck

  74. joy

    June 30, 2016 at 12:11 pm

    Shading tear! I don’t think God in heaven will ever forgive jude okoye. No matter what, jude u should b able to bring ur brothers together when they are falling apart. Mum and dad will never forgive u, I promise u that.

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