’30 children cannot continue to play together for 30 years’ – Mr P talks Psquare breakup
Peter of Psquare in a new interview, spoke about the rift with his twin brother and elder brother, Jude Okoye.
According to Peter who has since gone solo and released a song on youtube, their family feud has lingered on for four years.
Speaking with Vibe Magazine, He said;
“I asked what exactly the problem is but no one is saying anything.
Last year, nobody knew what was happening. ‘When are you guys releasing a song?’ They did not know we were fighting but we’d still go on stage and perform.
All I wanted was to keep the family together but what the fans wanted was to have Psquare. We gave you guys Psquare even though the family had been fighting for about four years-even as of last year that we claimed we were back.
I cannot even face the shame of making the fans feel that we are okay. We are not okay. It’s not healthy. I don’t have any problem with their own family. The wives, everybody. I am cool with them. I don’t know what’s wrong.
I don’t know why it looks as if the hatred is on my family. I’ve tried to ask them what the problem is but nobody is telling me anything’ he said
On the likelihood that himself and his twin brother, Paul, would come back as singing duo, Peter said
“Of course. When the respect is back. When you stay apart for a while, the respect will come. We’ve lost it. People will never understand but we’ve lost that respect.
Like I said in the open letter, we will work in future but when we come back, it will be from respect. There was no respect that’s why there has been a back and forth.
Aren’t you guys tired of it? If I tell you that P-Square is back now, people will say “You guys are tricking us”. Don’t play with people’s minds. I don’t have any problem. All I said is that, have it at the back of your minds – P-Square is for the fans. Peter, Paul. Jude and family, is family.
People say why do I put my business on social media? If I say I am not dealing with this manager (Jude Okoye), it is for the public to know because it is the public that will still call and book a show with him. I give him my respect as an older brother.
I don’t have a problem with that but when you disrespect me based on the job, then there’s a problem. One thing I will never do when I come back to this life again is mix family with business.
Speaking further, Peter said “30 children cannot continue to play together for 30 years. Being apart is the best solution at the moment. It’s not pride. It’s not ego. It’s respect. We’ve lost it,”
Asked what it is possible for a singing duo to stay together till retirement, Peter said
“It is not possible. It has never happened. Never. Some individuals decided to separate 2 individuals by saying this person Is better than this person but my motto is, if you steal from Peter to pay Paul, you’re paying P-Square. “Oh I hate this Peter.” Well if you see 2 of us on stage, with Peter on one side and Paul on the other side, you will watch the show like this. (He covers one side of his face with his phone). The reason why I started responding to social media is because there was something that came out one time. I was advised “Peter do not say anything” but it’s affecting me today.
When my brother put out that he sings and writes all the songs. I never responded but right now, there are 50% of our fans and some groups that believe Peter doesn’t sing. All because I wanted peace. But now if you say anything about me, I will respond. I don’t respond harshly if you’ve noticed.
I’m not like last year. I decided to calm down because my family is more important here. I cannot trade my family. If you do not like it, don’t be my fan. If you do not like the fact that I am standing for my family, then you should not be my fan and I am serious about it. My brother is my twin, fine, but you keep asking me blood is thicker than water. Obviously you think Paul is my blood and my family is the water? You guys better be out of your minds. Being apart is the best solution at the moment. It’s not pride. It’s not ego. It’s respect. We’ve lost it”