Peter Okoye claims P-Square is back and the world is disinterested. Have they lost their fans already?
There were two super brothers fighting in our world. One named Peter, the other named Paul. Break away Peter, break away Paul. Come back Peter…Come back…
Paul and Jude haven’t responded yet and our world is still spinning as before.
The drama which ensued between Peter and Paul Okoye popularly known as PSquare will forever be etched on our minds on how brothers can hurt, fight, shame and embarrass each other over something as nugatory as fame, power and wealth.
At the end of the day, that was what all the brouhaha and social media hullabaloo was about.
“Who’ll manage who? Who will lead who? Who will be in charge of management?”, and every other permit-us-to-say ‘vain’ question a simple amiable cool-headed meeting would have settled.
But, if a hothead decides to place fire on its already burning head, well, the entire body will go ablaze. And that’s what happened to these brothers known as the Okoyes.
When the ebbs of a breakup began fuming, we clamored – some fans took to vigil to pray – and begged for PSquare who in their own way opened Nigerian entertainment to the world, to stay together and rectify the hitches within themselves.
But the truth was their fans didn’t need it on Twitter or Facebook or the Gram. If they never shared too much information on social media, the world would only speculate and they would have sorted things way before now. But no, thanks to social media and the minds of the millenials, everything has a share button.
Well, that button just cost them the disinterest of millions of fans.
We loved P-Square. We loved Peter Okoye, we loved Rudeboy Paul and we also loved Jude Engees who did the backend work and shied from the limelight. Three-gether, these brothers redefined the Nigerian music industry. They gave us the best choreographies. They took strides in leading Nigerian stars to invest in quality music videos and for that they would always have our gratitude.
Watching PSquare perform on stage was a dream come true for millions of their fans the world over. The synergy, the passion, the rhythm of their dance moves, everything in unison, everything done to perfection, one could tell they put in hardwork to sate their ever growing fan base desires. These two stood on top of our world together and we loved it.
But, when it came down to it, all they wanted was a piece of their own pie and they tossed us aside.
Now, they have espoused a reunion… correction, Peter Okoye espoused a reunion, Paul and Jude are yet to reply and they want us to care? Really?
After rejecting our pleas, ignoring our petitions and spurning our entreaties, they waltz back into our lives, like an ex that left with no explanation after one had begged them to stay, only for them to return like a ghost from the future when one’s life finally finds happiness without them.
These few months without P-Square have taught us, their fans, that we can do without them. They’ll be missed, but life must go on regardless.
As fans, we have taken back the right the duo thought they had. The power to toy with our emotions and decide when to deny us the joy of watching P-Square as P-Square and not some broken up Mr P and Rude Boy.
How long did they think they’ll survive as lone warriors? How high did they think they’ll rise as sole stars? The world knew them as P-Square and no other name, shape, form or rebranding can change that.
It would be in the best interest of these brothers to never break up again because the world is too busy pirouetting to care what happens next between them, unless they have something music-related for us, then, they should swerve.
For now, they broke our hearts by parting ways, but we won’t break theirs by not attending their concerts or shows or voting for them when they are nominated for awards.
Did it make headlines when Peter Okoye shared on the Gram the group was back? No. For someone with one-point six million IG followers and almost the same amount on Twitter, the interest in Peter’s announcement was a zero-point-zero percent and we aren’t exaggerating.
On the Gram, only 64.5K people bothered to click view on the apologetic video he shared and only 3,518 bothered to drop a reply. Out of 1.6 million followers, isn’t that poor? On Twitter, with a presence of 1.1 followers, only 250 retweeted his post and a less-interested 219 bothered with their like button.
Both Paul and Jude are still as silent as mice.
While the latter last shared a tweet on the 17th of this month celebrating his one-year anniversary with his bride, the former opined retweeting radio stations giving him airplay on his new song was more important that confirming his brother’s reunion story.
P-Square broke up and reunited and our world didn’t stop twirling. Whatever they decide to do here on out, breakup, makeup, separate, part ways, reunionize, or whatever terms best elucidates these duo’s next intent, our world will always orbit.
In the end, without their fans, there are just Peter Okoye and Paul Okoye. They would do well to etch that in their minds.
Quoting two fans who said it rightly, jb_essential wrote, “Guy forget that level Na Nigeria una wan form for?…. Hungry go beat una… nobody buys CD plate again…. make una no come back.”
While, dope_legacy7 shared, “Don’t mind dem 😂 they are just fooling themselves. If Una like scatter o, Una like come back o, Na for Una pocket not ours. So bro chill out it’s your beeswax 🙌.”
We love Peter Okoye. We love Paul Okoye. We love Jude Okoye. We love PSquare, but from here on out, they have to earn their fans’ trust back. They have to earn our love back.
No more freebies.
My dear fans, P-Square is back. Ours is a journey that started from our mother’s womb. It was a… https://t.co/K6eblKt6jf
— Peter Okoye MrP (@PeterPsquare) July 25, 2016
My dear fans, P-Square is back. Ours is a journey that started from our mother’s womb. It was a journey that started from Primary School, continued to St. Murumba College, to when we were in University in Abuja. It was a journey in which we shared childhood memories and grown-up dreams. We are back because brothers do not let each other wander in the dark alone. We are back because we have tried the lonely road and it was not the same. I want to take responsibility for what has happened and sincerely apologise to you our fans. For supporting us throughout this journey we owed you so much more than what you have had to endure and I apologise for that. We are embarking now on a new journey with exciting new management (Jude Okoye), new music and new ideas. We cannot thank you enough for all your prayers and support throughout this difficult period. Maya Angelou once said that brotherhood is a condition that people have to work at. We will continue to work on that and you can be prepared to be blown away by this new phase of P-Square. God bless you all and be assured that you have not seen anything yet! Peter Okoye P-Square