Fresh facts have emerged on why Nigerian R&B duo of identical twin brothers Peter and Paul Okoye popularly known as P-Square had to go separate ways having officially disbanded the group in 2016.
The group which was formed in 2003 produced and released their albums through Square Records until 2011 when they were signed into Akon’s Konvict Musik label.
Things were going so good for them that six months later, they signed a record distribution deal with Universal Music’s South African branch.
With many reports in the media space, many fingered their respective wives as culpable for the break-up of one of Nigeria’s greatest hip-hop acts.
Cyber Reporters in a close-chat with a very close source of the group understand that the brothers may likely not do songs together, as the source disclosed that a multi-million dollar deal led to the defunct of P-Square.
“Nobody should blame their wives,” the source said. “Paul and Anita have been dating since their 100 level in school while Peter met Lola during the Benson and Hedges Golden Tunes; Lola worked with an agency with started the concert then.”
“Lola is from a rich home and in fact, she even assisted Peter financially in school.
Diouf, the Senegalese captain who won the African Footballer of the year 2001 and 2002 contacted Peter and told him about the deal.
“Their problem started when former African Footballer of the Year El Hadji Diouf initiated a royalty deal for P-Square from France.
According to our source, when Peter returned home and told his brothers, Paul and Jude, they laughed at him as it was obvious they do not believe such form of Royalty.
Peter was steadfast as he followed up with Diouf on the deal, signing the papers and submitting all necessary documents.
“When it got to the point where the group’s account details, Peter included that of the group.
Our source further revealed that the sharing fomula for the group is equal among the three brothers (3.33%) and they receive their share simultaneously..
“They were at home one morning when they received credit alert for the Royalty funds and the trio were so happy. In fact, they still receive the money quarterly.
The trio contributed from their shares respectively to shoot ‘Ejeajo’ video where they featured US sensation TI. That video was shot in Lagos and Atlanta.
“After shooting Ejeajo video, Paul claimed he and Peter can no longa take the same share from their funds because he is the song writer. That was when he then took to Instagram that he is the one doing all.
Peter then told Paul that if he wants more, he should go to Jude who he claims does nothing. Paul then approached Jude, who charged that ‘over his dead body”
Paul then said henceforth, they all have to write their songs together.