The rift between the members of the PSquare, Paul and Peter Okoye, which started two years ago, is threatening to break up the music group.
Matters assumed a different dimension on Monday when Peter wrote a letter to their lawyer, Mr. Festus Keyamo, and demanded the formal termination of the agreement binding him, his twin brother and their elder brother, Jude, as members of the group.
In the letter, which went viral on social media, Peter gave reasons why he decided to quit. One of them is that Paul had begun to take decisions without consulting him.
Peter also accused his twin brother and Jude of antagonising his wife and telling lies against her on social media, as well as threatening to kill him in the presence of the wife of a former governor of Cross Rivers State.
Although he indicated in the letter that he still cherishes his family bond with Paul and Jude, he made it clear that his immediate family (his wife and children) were more important to him.
However, Peter’s latest decision did not come as a surprise to the numerous fans of the PSquare who followed the progress of the group since its inception. It will be recalled that the twin brothers had a similar crisis in 2015, which led to a temporary breakup of their partnership.
The impact of the crisis must have been so deep and rattling that the brothers had each resorted to positioning themselves for solo careers in the future. At that time, they took on pseudonyms: Paul wanted to be known as Rudeboy, while Peter called himself Mr. P.
At a glance, it seemed that the twins knew that sometime in the future they would have to go their separate ways and so, they prepared themselves for it.
All the while, many Nigerian fans of PSquare pleaded with the Okoye brothers to put an end to the frequent bickering and fights within the group. With the current situation, they have no other choice than to express their disappointment on the various social media platforms, such as Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat and Facebook.
Some fans still hang on to the belief that the latest crisis is a gimmick deployed by the twins and their handlers to generate publicity. Others are convinced that the PSquare have not only lost a significant proportion of their followers, but also their prestige to the current development.
Only last week, a worried fan predicted the possible breakup of the group. He had told our correspondent, “From what I have read on social media, I think the Psquare brothers may be heading for a final breakup. The signs are obvious.”
Now it seems the fan was right, after all. Peter’s letter and the video of a violent argument he had with his brother’s in Keyamo’s office, which has since gone viral on the Internet, tells it all.
Now that it is obvious that the PSquare is on the throes of death, there is growing concern over the vacuum that its exit may create in the Nigerian music scene. But the group will not be the first to experience a breakup.
After performing together in the group known as KC Presh for 12 years and winning many fans across Nigeria, Kingsley Okonkwo, a.k.a KCee, and his friend, Precious John, a.k.a, Presh, decided to part ways in 2011. In subsequent interviews with the media, both singers indicated that the decision was mutual and not preceded by internal wrangling of any sort.
In the same year, D’banj (real name is Daniel Oyebanjo) announced that he was leaving his records label of many years, Mo’Hits and his partner, Don Jazzy.
Stating why he had to go, the singer had said, “No doubt, I have enjoyed a career boost with the label, but unknown to my fans and members of the general public; I have been short-changed at various occasions and defrauded. While I will not want to go into dirty and shocking details of some of the happenstances I would want you all to know that we have agreed to go our different ways amicably.”
Although both KCee and D’Banj remained quite relevant and visible on the Nigerian entertainment scene after leaving their respective groups, it is not certain if either of the Okoye brothers will enjoy as much followership in their solo careers as they did when they performed in a group.
OAP Toolz Recounts How Almost Everyone In Her Home Tested Positive For COVID-19
Media personality, Tolu Demuren alias Toolz, has narrated how she and the members of her household tested positive for the novel Coronavirus.
The on-air personality, in a string of tweets, mentioned that she was mainly concerned about her two children but fortunately, they did not contract the virus. Toolz also revealed that they have all fully recovered in her home.
In her words;
“Feeling super thankful to God today! This time last month, we were going through a very scary period! Almost everyone in our house (including myself) tested positive for Covid-19.
I was just about to return to work after my maternity, and it all started with Captain complaining of ‘malaria-like’ symptoms. He had them for a few days, and didn’t seem to get any better…so we ended up taking him to hospital.
He had taken a Covid-19 test a few days before which was negative, so I thought it was a bad case of malaria. He was admitted with malaria and a bacterial infection we were told. After being given intravenous antibiotics and other meds he still wasn’t getting better.
I decided to move him to a different hospital, and they tested again, and he ‘blew up’ the test according to the doctor. My body went cold, and my first thought was ‘OMG the babies!!’. Then a short while later, I thought about myself. I did a rapid test, and it was positive.
Neither of us initially had the common symptoms- no coughing, no breathing issues…although I later lost my smell and taste. Captain was in hospital for a week and this was around the time of the Lekki shooting, so I was doubly terrified.
My main fear was the babies…especially our youngest son as he was just about 3 months old. We didn’t test them, but I was certain they had Covid too as we literally kiss and cuddle our boys every day. The doctor assured us that they wouldn’t be affected.
Thank God the doctor was right, other than a sneeze here & there, our babies were perfectly fine. I was generally ok too, just scared. Once you get that positive result, you get all these random symptoms you didn’t have before. My back would hurt…I’d be like hmmm corona oo
The weirdest thing was the taste and smell thing. Everything Captain had tasted bad, he’s a foodie so that was strange. One of my super powers is my sense of smell…and it just gradually faded. I actually put a bottle of bleach under my nose one day and…nothing.
I kept waiting to fall ill, and it didn’t happen. I started thinking I had indaboski blood, but then I had 2 days where I felt like I had the worst hangover in the world, then there was some fatigue, but I was generally ok.
Captain on the other hand felt super rundown, couldn’t keep food down, had cramping all over and a bunch of other symptoms. After a week, he came back home, and we finished our isolation period together.
After 2 weeks we all retested and were all thankfully Negative. Thanks to Almighty God for seeing us through, a big thank you to the doctors that looked after us… especially Dr Majekodunmi of Eurocare for the constant reassurance, and for taking my a million and one calls.
I’m super thankful I didn’t get it while I was pregnant. Imagine I travelled to have my baby, came back, did a 7 covid tests, and it was the 8th that was positive. The craziest thing was that a week before I legit told someone that there’s Covid in Lagos anymore. Silly me”, she concluded.
See the tweets below:
‘Many Christians Speak In Tongues But It’s Hard To Find Interpreters’ – Uti Nwachukwu
Popular media personality, Uti Nwachukwu, has come for Christians who speak in tongues without interpreters. The ex BBA winner took to his official Twitter account to state that he finds it weird that a lot of Christians speak in tongues without anyone to interpret the tongues, stating that it is contrary to what is in the Bible.
His tweet reads:
“I find it sooo weird that a LOT of Christians speak in tongues, But till today I have not met ONE person that can interprete the tongues. Afterall the Bible (1 Cor 12 V10) says Holy Spirit gifts some with tongues and others with interpretation? Where are the INTERPRETERS?”
See his tweet below:
‘Do Not Turn Your Mentor To Your Com wepetitor’, Helen Paul Advises
Popular Nigerian comedienne, Helen Paul, has taken to Instagram to share some words of advice. The stand-up comedienne cum TV host and actress shared a write-up on her page with a lengthy caption that states that it is only for the wise.
The post reads:
“Do not turn your mentor to your competitor, respect who saw the light before you… *Onlyforthewise*”
Part of her caption reads:
“Only the wise will understand this. E dey happen when they think they know it all… Learning for mentors too is necessary, leadership skills and training is very much needed. Understanding temperament and when to draw the line is very much needed.”
See her post below:
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