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4 Reasons Why P-Square Should Stick Together

Posted by funke on April 15, 2015 in Editorial · 19 Comments


P-Square

So it’s pretty obvious that there’s a bit of bad blood festering amongst the Okoye brothers whether we like it or not. We’re not trying to make a mountain out of a mole hill, but you must admit even brothers are susceptible to misunderstandings every once in a while.

Let’s leave the past where it belongs… in the past, and talk about the now. Recently, news surfaced that Peter, the P-Square twin with the crew-cut was in the process of constructing a bottling and factory somewhere in Lagos (which if true, is fantastic news). Also, Paul, the dread-locked twin went on Instagram to share a BTS of his “best 40 P-Square songs” and the brains behind each song’s success. Now you’ll agree with me that this isn’t such a bad thing, until you see his captions for the posts;

“…written by me, produced by me and performed by me”, 
“…produced by j.martins, written by me, performed by psquare”

Now, I don’t think Paul was up to anything mischievous, however P-Square fans took the matter personal and some were of the opinion that Paul was trying to take all the shine and make Peter appear untalented (I’m sure this wasn’t his intention). Anyway, as we await Paul’s remaining Instagram posts and observe his fan’s reaction, here are 4 reasons why we must remind the Okoye brothers to stick together.

   1. Bond of Brotherhood

Doesn’t this just remind you of the lines to MI’s song Brother, where Nosa sang on the hook…

“I no fit climb this mountain on my own, I no fit reach the top if I go on my own, I no fit finish up unless you come along, I need you my brother… This life no bi Hollywood, if I offend you paddy mi ma binu, shebi when you fall na me go carry you, you need me too my brother”

Need I say more? Moreso, they’re not just brothers, they are twins! Two halves of an egg or something (sorry I didn’t pay attention during biology). Blood as they say is thicker than water and by the Chinese concept of Taoism – Yin/Yang – they’re two halves that in togetherness complete their wholeness. They need to stand as one because one can’t thrive without the other. It is common knowledge that they both have unique gifts but it just won’t be the same if one person has to do what two can do with less stress. As much as Paul can write beautiful songs, and Peter still has the hot bod with killer moves, neither would have gotten as far as they are today if they didn’t think to join forces.

   2. The Hits 

PSquare – not Peter, not Paul – PSquare, have been able to churn out a steady stream of hits from Story to Bizzy Body, Senorita, Do Me, Alingo, Personally up till Collabo. We the fans have danced and sang until our voices became hoarse to the brothers and what they represented. Now we do not really want to know who wrote the song, or who choreographed what. It’s not that we don’t appreciate each one’s input, we just want the total package you both serve. Having a chain of hits only means they would be in hot demand and as such, they are in the caliber of artistes like 2face, Asa and D’Banj who have grossed millions from countless music tours and sold out shows all over Africa and out. So why would they want to stop now?

   3. The Albums

As the industry progresses, you can be sure that P-Square are ever ready to evolve with the change and embrace new trends. This has become a strong feat that has been evidenced in their track record of six albums to date – each one containing at least  5 hits from an average number of 12 songs. Believe it (or not), that’s very impressive especially when you come from an industry like ours where the competition is very healthy but quite tough and at the same time stifling. P-Square have not only pulled through but they’ve also held sway. They’re their own order of artistes often presenting their musical takes, style and flavour in all their records. I bet you don’t want to know what happens if they’ll have to go.

   4. The Industry

Let me clarify. The industry certainly depends on P-Square. I mean, what’s a Nigerian music industry without them? Is it their songs? Oh, their videos perhaps? It’s just a P-Square thing infact! Every of the industry’s big act unofficially forms a major backbone of this music movement that has been built from time immemorial. P-Square in their fashion, have commandeered an army of fans who would suffer should they think to entertain rash decisions leading to a split. Are they aware the number of artistes they inspire? Or the ones who still look up to them by tailoring their own success after theirs? Would it interest them to know they’re the longest standing group (of the millennial era though) who are still kicking ass at their craft? (Not forgetting Skuki)

All good things definitely come to an end but a split doesn’t make our good list. Besides, for two guys who attained this order of fame and have excelled for long while at it, I can’t think of anything at this point that poses a serious threat to breaking them up. The same way they overcame storms and tests of the past is the very way they can get ahead of those in the future – and that is by sticking it out – with each other. It’ll be very unfair and heartbreaking (for some) if Nigeria has to lose it’s utterly famous twins. Oh look, that’s another reason there!





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  1. Ehn we don hear you
    Master writer
    Clap for yourself

  2. shoro niyen

  3. if dere brake up life continues,let make example our of donjazy an dbanj ,dere both doing fine.

    • @anonymous who said don jazzy and d’banj are both doing fine individually. Well, that’s a cool opinion but I beg to differ. And one would just have to look at the quality of work they did together and compare them to the ones they’ve done independently to agree with me that that’s not entirely true. While it might sound like I’m favouring don jazzy here, I wanna believe a good number of Nigerian music lovers would agree with me that don jazzy has actually fared better whether we believe it or not. Yes d’banj is a business-minded entertainer and is making money from his businesses, but he just isn’t up to that standard many of us knew him to be before that split in terms of his music career, and a collabo with Akon on “Feeling the Ni**a Remix” wouldn’t in the twinkling of an eye shoot him back to the very top of the game. Don Jazzy on the other is an example of an individual who is willing to learn and is trying to attain a very high level of perfection if not total perfection(because frankly, I don’t know the yardstick that would be used to measure that one….lol), and this is in part evidenced by the fact that he’s now singing verses of songs and not just the backups he usually did. He has totally reinvented himself. He’s also formed something new with the Supreme Mavin Dynasty, who frankly churn out better tunes than Mr. KokoMaster D’banj’s DB records. Tonto Dikeh. Seriously? She’d be eaten alive by lil Korede Bello(no offense bro), Kayswitch. Really? Big mistake, just like the single he just released himself. Lemme just stop this massacre from going on, because it sounds like the Military “cancelling” the BH sect. (did I hear someone say lol…)
      And to the AWESOME Okoye brothers, borrow a page from MI’s book like this write up said, Choc Boys are back. If u guys break up, you’d be off the top in my list of Favourite Naija artistes same with millions of other music loving Naija peeps. Pls don’t, for the sake of the country’s music lovers..

  4. We don hear

  5. It will be really great if the “Legend in the making” twins. Can take up this advice. Nice one funke, this is cool.

  6. It will be really great if the “Legend in the making” twins can take up this advice. Nice one funke, this is cool.

  7. @anonymous who said don jazzy and d’banj are both doing fine individually. Well, that’s a cool opinion but I beg to differ. And one would just have to look at the quality of work they did together and compare them to the ones they’ve done independently to agree with me that that’s not entirely true. While it might sound like I’m favouring don jazzy here, I wanna believe a good number of Nigerian music lovers would agree with me that don jazzy has actually fared better whether we believe it or not. Yes d’banj is a business-minded entertainer and is making money from his businesses, but he just isn’t up to that standard many of us knew him to be before that split in terms of his music career, and a collabo with Akon on “Feeling the Ni**a Remix” wouldn’t in the twinkling of an eye shoot him back to the very top of the game. Don Jazzy on the other is an example of an individual who is willing to learn and is trying to attain a very high level of perfection if not total perfection(because frankly, I don’t know the yardstick that would be used to measure that one….lol), and this is in part evidenced by the fact that he’s now singing verses of songs and not just the backups he usually did. He has totally reinvented himself. He’s also formed something new with the Supreme Mavin Dynasty, who frankly churn out better tunes than Mr. KokoMaster D’banj’s DB records. Tonto Dikeh. Seriously? She’d be eaten alive by lil Korede Bello(no offense bro), Kayswitch. Really? Big mistake, just like the single he just released himself. Lemme just stop this massacre from going on, because it sounds like the Military “cancelling” the BH sect. (did I hear someone say lol…)
    And to the AWESOME Okoye brothers, borrow a page from MI’s book like this write up said, Choc Boys are back. If u guys break up, you’d be off the top in my list of Favourite Naija artistes same with millions of other music loving Naija peeps. Pls don’t, for the sake of the country’s music lovers..

  8. Why am I the only one who doesn’t give a fuck about those two anymore?

  9. whether u like it or not, p square are one of the best artists if not the best in Nigeria. pls do not split, keep giving them the hitz. Inshot 07086682687. call me p square cause i need ur help and u will also need my help. can somebody pls send this message 2 p square

  10. Wot else

  11. If the Okoye bros split l will never listen to music no more

  12. P-square won’t split. They still my favorite musicians in the world, I think they do best more than others naija musicians. You know well more than me that Nigeria is full of talented artistes but being on top for they shows simply that there’re best. I am a congolese, born in Brazzaville and I still living there but lemme tel u dat dere iz no musician like this couple. Last year, they came in Brazzaville for the FESPAM and miss chance to see them and I’ll see them even in Nigeria. Peter and Paul are simply the best in Africa in general and in Nigeria in particular, and then don’t compare them to Don jazzy and or others because even Davido accepted that P-square is the legend. Congo B knew Don jazzy just after the song “ ColIabo”. My favorite music in the world is the naija one and like many of their artiste like Psquare, Mr Flavour, Kcee, Mr Songs and my omo WIZBOYY who I bear the name. Psquare you the best Africain musician!!!!!!

  13. Psquare are trying to be in the news…this is no big deal peter says he doesnt want his broda jude to keep managing dem..he is tired of family business,but he signed his cousin to his own label..is dat not even worst

  14. Well touching comment, I wish they don’t breakup. Really it would have a lot of negative impact not just to music fans but also to the general public and their perception towards commitment. I love music, I love P square.

  15. the are the best in Africa I wish they were born in my country ,#psquareforever my love to them its unconditional though it really pain me when I ever hear about splitting plz lord Juses save them

  16. I love music but p.squre is my nmber one these two brthers is rocking my world

  17. I love P-Square sooo much. I don’t want to miss your together hit songs. The sweet voices and dances you give us shows that you want us to enjoy your musics very well. Two good hands are very much better than one. Remember that you’re one of the best singers, the stars of this industry, and friends to many people across the country. You would let all these people down if you breakup.We’ll miss your nice songs too if you breakup.

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