The scandalous separation of the Okoye Brothers, AKA P-Square, seems to be escalating as one of the Squares, Peter Okoye, goes on a solo performance while Paul Okoye took to Facebook and Instagram, where he shared his emotional state about their mother’s demise and her mellowing influence on their family.
Mrs. Josephine Okoye expired in an Indian hospital on July 11, 2012, after an illness, and shortly afterwards, their father passed away in November 2014.
The once united family has been plagued by a bitter feud that has torn the brothers apart with one half of the P-Square duo, Peter Okoye, calling for the sack of their brother cum manager, Jude Okoye, while the other half, Paul, maintains a measured distance.
Paul lamented the absence of their mother in an emotional Instagram post today, Monday, March 14. The disturbing mood of his message was further stressed with the addition of a crying emoji. Note that it is not yet Mrs Josephine Okoye’s fourth anniversary, which is still over three months from now.
“Now I understand what this life is without having a mother. You’ve played your part. Thank you very much, mum. Miss you.”
Incidentally, his thinly veiled outburst comes less than 48 hours after brother, Peter Okoye, signaled what looks like the end of the group with his first solo performance at an Abuja gig, his first since the group hit the music scene some 10 years ago with the monster hit entitled “Do Me” featuring Waje.
Right now, each half of the P-Square duo runs his solo label: Peter owns ‘P-Classic’ records while Paul owns ‘Rudeboy Recordz’.
In time past, the late Okoye matriarch has been described as the stabilizing factor that kept the group together while she was alive. But since her demise, things have never been the same for one of the most popular music artistes that Nigeria ever exported to the world.
In a series of tweets, Peter Okoye vehemently declared the termination of the service of their elder brother, Jude Okoye, citing his sack as the condition for the group to continue to exist as a music entity.