P-Sq. is a Nigerian music duo consisting of the dual brothers Peter Okoye and Paul Okoye. They produce and launch their albums by means of Sq. Data.

In December 2011, they signed a file take care of Akon’s Konvict Muzik label. In Could 2012, P-Sq. signed a file distribution take care of Universal Music South Africa.  On 25 September 2017, quite a few media shops reported that the group disbanded. Experiences a couple of breakup surfaced after Peter reportedly despatched a termination letter to the group’s lawyer. Previous to this report, the duo disbanded in 2016, supposedly over a disagreement in regards to the function of their supervisor.

On the seventeenth of November 2021, the duo ended their very long time feud and reconciled to the anticipation of everybody.

Historical past

The twins Peter and Paul Okoye had been born on 18 November 1981 in Anambra State, Nigeria. Their dad and mom are Mrs Josephine Okoye and Pa Moses Okoye. The dual siblings are Jude, Mary, Tony, Lilian and Ifeanyi Okoye.

They later shaped an a cappella quartet referred to as “MMMPP” (M Clef a.ok.a. Itemoh, Michael, Melvin, Peter and Paul). Drawing inspiration from their music idol Michael Jackson, they started break dancing, shaped the group referred to as “Clean Criminals” in 1997. They dropped M Clef from the group “MMMPP” which later was modified to “MMPP”. Their creative expertise and exact dance routine quickly made them family names within the metropolis of Jos, the place they carried out at college features and different events.

Later in 1999, Peter and Paul returned to music college to develop their expertise on the keyboard, drums, bass and rhythm guitar. Their work consists of the soundtracks for a variety of movies like TobiMama SundaySecond of Bitterness and Evas River.

Later in 1999, they utilized to the University of Abuja to review Business administration. The Clean Criminals disbanded when its members left to numerous different universities. Subsequently, Peter and Paul shaped their very own group, variously referred to as “Double P”, “P&P”, and “Da Pees”, till they finally settled on “P Sq.”. They had been managed by Bayo Odusami aka Howie T, a seasoned live performance promoter and the CEO of Adrot Nigeria Restricted.

In 2001, “P-Sq.” received the “Seize Da Mic” competitors, and therefore Benson & Hedges sponsored their debut album, titled Final Nite, which was launched below Timbuk2 music label. P-Sq. was additionally nominated as “Most Promising African Group” within the Kora Awards three months after the discharge of their debut album. They finally received the 2003 Amen Award for “Greatest R&B Group”.

In 2005, they launched their second album, Get Squared below their very own label, Sq. Data. This album was marketed nationwide by TJoe Enterprises, though they had been nonetheless managed by Howie T of Adrot Nigeria Restricted. The video for the second album held the No. 1 place on the MTV Base chart for 4 straight weeks.

The group carried out with artists like Ginuwine, Sean Paul and Akon.

Late in 2007, they launched their greatest promoting album to date, Game Over, which offered 8 million copies worldwide.

In 2009, P-Sq. launched their fourth studio album, Danger. The album options collaborations with 2 Face Idibia, J Martins and Frenzy. The primary single referred to as “Hazard” is a hip hop music with reducing synths and a frog bass baseline just like an Eminem music. The video affirms this with the presence of clowns and staggered actions in entrance of the digital camera paying homage to comical movies by Eminem. They’re additionally recognized for the shut resemblance which the twins must American R&B singer, Usher Raymond.

On 4 April 2010, P-Sq. had been named the Artist of the Yr on the Kora Awards in Ouagadougou, Burkina-Faso whereas they had been in London for a live performance on the Troxy, and they’ll obtain a sum of $1 Million {Dollars} because the award winners, in Ebebiyin Metropolis.

On 29 August 2014, P-Sq. launched a single observe that includes a prime American Artist T.I. which P-Sq. titled EjeAjo produced and co-written by VTEK, EjeAjo official video that includes T.I. was additionally launched 29 August 2014 on each TV stations, Radio Stations and Net blogs. On 14 September 2014 P-Sq. launched their sixth studio album titled Double Trouble . On 8 October 2015 P-Sq. got Vary Rover SUVs from Globacom as Glo Ambassadors for his or her sponsorship of the #DanceWithPeter TV Radio leisure programme. The programme brings dancers from all over the world to showcase their abilities for prizes.

On 24 February 2016 Information of how Globacom determined to not renew its Ambassadorship take care of the duo, albeit renewing the contract with different Ambassadors hit the information. This was because of a fallout between the corporate’s representatives and Peter, one half of the P-Sq. twins throughout the grand finale of the Dance with Peter expertise hunt present.

Controversy

The duo had been reported to have dealt with most of their manufacturing/beat making in home. The band has been confronted with many controversies for his or her behavior of sampling western songs and standard hits of their information. They’ve addressed the difficulty many occasions in interviews in addition to within the lyrics of their songs. Technically talking, P Sq. does extra within the line of reconstructing the drum patterns, chord progressions or lyrics of the sampled songs as in opposition to truly reducing elements of the music and immediately sampling into their manufacturing. This accounts for the largely digital really feel of their sound.

Among the songs which have been referred to as up on this account embrace “Get Squared”, “Sport Over”, “Hazard” and others.

P-Sq. attracted headlines as a result of they reportedly turned irate after they had been notified by organisers in the course of their efficiency on the Guinness Present about some change in plans which might have an effect on the size of their efficiency, and that of the subsequent act, 2 Face Idibia. As reported by a information website vanguardngr.com, the data apparently stirred up resentment as Peter instantly stated “I don’t know why, anytime a international artiste involves Nigeria, they (present organizers) wanna deal with us like slaves in our nation”. Though initially they continued their efficiency however halfway by means of, they threw their microphones to the bottom and angrily stormed out of the stage saying, “We’re leaving; they don’t need 2face to return on stage.” They had been stated to have instantly left the premises of the present, however after intervention of the present organisers, they got here on stage later with 2face for a efficiency, however afterward obtained an apology.

The duo had a distinction in opinion concerning what Peter perceived as a lopsidedness in particular person enter of songs which was getting featured on their joint albums with Paul getting a lion share of his songs chosen. This led to Peter refusing to do something related to the title “P-Sq.” for weeks. He later relocated together with his spouse and youngsters from the mansion they shared. A lawyer was concerned to assist break up their fortune as they had been each concerned in joint ventures over the prior years.

The brothers in the end reconciled publicly on 17 November 2021, after they each hugged and shook palms at Peter Okoye’s house in Lagos. Peter’s spouse and the duo’s older brother, Jude Okoye had been additionally current and hugged one another as nicely.

Private lives

After relationship for seven years, Peter Okoye bought engaged to his longtime girlfriend, Titilola Loretta Omotayo.Omotayo is a advertising consultant. The couple are already dad and mom to son Cameron and daughter Aliona. On 17 November 2013, the 2 held their conventional wedding ceremony at The Ark in Lekki, Lagos, Nigeria. Public figures who attended the marriage embrace Aliko Dangote, Emmanuel Adebayor, Kate Henshaw, Genevieve Nnaji, Rukky Sanda, Folorunsho Alakija, Could D, Toke Makinwa, Dr SID, Don Jazzy, and Karen Igho amongst others.

Paul Okoye met Anita Isama in 2004 whereas attending the University of Abuja. Their son Andre was born 11 April 2013 in Atlanta, Georgia, United States. The couple married on Saturday, 22 March 2014 on the Aztech Arcum Occasions Centre in Port Harcourt.

In January 2014, the Okoye brothers purchased mansions subsequent door to at least one one other in Atlanta. The duo has gone solo and Peter Okoye now performing as Mr.P whereas Paul Okoye performs as Impolite boy or King Rudy.

On 27 June 2020, Peter Okoye opened up in a video on his Instagram web page how he and his spouse contracted COVID-19. He then urged folks to stick to security precautions highlighted by the Nigeria Centre for Illness Management, NCDC, to be secure from the COVID-19 pandemic.

Discography

Studio albums

  • 2003: Last Nite
  • 2005: Get Squared
  • 2007: Game Over
  • 2009: Danger
  • 2011: The Invasion
  • 2014: Double Trouble

Compilation albums

  • 2013: Greatest Hits

Worldwide singles

Title Yr Album
E No Easy” (P-Sq. that includes J. Martins) 2009 Danger
“Positif” (Matt Houston feat. P-Sq.) 2012 Racines
Chop My Money” (P-Sq. that includes Akon & Could D) The Invasion
Beautiful Onyinye” (P-Sq. that includes Rick Ross)
Personally” (P-Sq.) 2013 Double Trouble
“Ejeajo” (P-Sq. that includes T.I) 2014
“Carry It On” (P-Sq. that includes Dave Scott) 2014
“Getting Down” (Mokobé that includes P-Sq.) 2015

Awards and nominations

P-Sq. awards and nominations
Totals
Wins 17
Nominations 18

Observe
MTV Europe Music Awards
 
Yr Nominee / work Award End result
2013 P-Sq. “Greatest African Act” Nominated
2015 P-Sq. “Artist of the Decade” Nominated
2015 P-Sq. “Greatest Group” Nominated
Soul Practice Music Awards
 
Yr Nominee / work Award End result
2013 “Personally” “Greatest Worldwide Efficiency” Nominated
The Headies
 
Yr Nominee / work Award End result
2006 Get Squared “Greatest R&B/Pop Album” Gained
“Album of the Yr” Gained
“Get Squared” “Greatest Music Video” Gained
“Bizzy Physique” “Tune of the Yr” Gained
P-Sq. Artiste of the Year Gained
Metropolis Magazine ninth Awards Present
 
Yr Nominee / work Award End result
2006 P-Sq. “Greatest Hip Hop Group” Gained
Nigerian Music Awards (NMA)
 
Yr Nominee / work Award End result
2006 Get Squared “Album of the Yr” Gained
“Get Squared” “Music Video of the Yr” Gained
Channel O Music Video Awards
 
Yr Nominee / work Award End result
2007 P-Sq. “Greatest Duo or Group” Gained
2008 P-Sq. “Greatest Duo or Group” Gained
“Do Me” “Video of the Yr” Gained
2012 P-Sq. “Most Gifted Group of the Yr” Gained
2013 Alingo “Most Gifted African (West) Video” Gained
“Most Gifted Video of the Yr” Nominated
MTV Africa Music Awards
 
Yr Nominee / work Award End result
2008 P-Sq. “Greatest Group” Gained
P-Sq. “Artist of the Yr” Nominated
P-Sq. “Greatest R&B” Nominated
“Roll It” “Greatest Video” Nominated
2009 P-Sq. “Greatest Group” Gained[38]
P-Sq. “Greatest Dwell Performer” Nominated
2014 P-Sq. Greatest Group Nominated
Artist of the Yr Nominated
“Personally” Tune of the Yr Nominated
KORA Awards
 
Yr Nominee / work Award End result
2003 P-Sq. “Most Promising African Group” Nominated
2010 P-Sq. “Artiste of the Yr” Gained
Lil Perry Productions
 
Yr Nominee / work Award End result
2010 P-Sq. “Producer of the Yr” Gained
MOBO Awards
 
Yr Nominee / work Award End result
2006 P-Sq. “Greatest African Act” Nominated
2008 P-Sq. “Greatest African Act” Nominated
2010 P-Sq. “Greatest African Act” Nominated
2012 P-Sq. “Greatest African Act” Nominated
BET Awards
 
Yr Nominee / work Award End result
2010 P-Sq. “Greatest Worldwide Act” Nominated
Ghana Music Awards
 
Yr Nominee / work Award End result
2014 P-Sq. “African Artiste of the Yr” Nomination
2013 Nominated

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