Peter Okoye of P-Square calls his brother Paul “weak”, defends own wife


The last four weeks has been quite dramatic in the Okoye household PHOTO/COURTESY
The last four weeks has been quite dramatic in the Okoye household PHOTO/COURTESY

The last four weeks has been quite dramatic in the Okoye household, particularly because of the beef between the superstar twin duo: Peter and Paul of the P-Square fame.

From Peter Okoye’s Twitter rant to releasing their solo songs to their raging social media tirade, the musical brothers have been making headlines for all the wrong reasons.

Nigeria’s NET caught up with Peter Okoye who extensively explained the genesis of their fall out. Amid other accusations, Peter called his twin brother, Paul Okoye “weak”.

He said: “I remember I once told Paul something, when Jude was using the term ‘our money’ when he just became our manager; that was when we made our first 1million (Ksh510, 000). I called Paul and told him that our former manager used to make about 15%, now that Jude is our manager, let’s think of a percentage that we’ll be giving him and put it on paper. Paul was like, it’s not necessary. Probably, he went to tell Jude about it. I’m sorry to say this, but I think Paul is weak.”

Peter attributes the boy group’s woes to “power struggles” and not necessarily “thirst for money”.

“You know they say change is constant, you can’t stay at one spot, as the industry moves, you move. So I won’t say the problem we have is money. I think everybody is just dragging power unnecessarily. Imagine Jude telling me that he’s in charge of P-Square and there’s nothing Peter and I can do about it, and I look at Paul he’s quiet about it,” he divulged.

Peter defends wife against fans’ attack

Sections of Nigerian fans blamed Peter’s wife, Lola Omotayo, for the clashes. They said Lola provoked hostility between the brothers after she allegedly told her husband that his brothers, Paul and Jude, held her in low regard.

The public further claims that Lola did not get along with Peter and Paul’s late mum. Her husband, however, denies.

“People think we changed when we started having wives. Before my mum died, she was at St Nicholas hospital on the island. My sisters were living in this house (in Lekki), and every morning before my wife goes to work, she’ll leave home at 5am in the morning to go and stay with my mum even before we get there ourselves. And when she gets from work, she’s back with her again,” he narrated.

“So I just laugh when I hear people say my mum didn’t like my wife. It’s my wife and sister that prepare my mum’s meals in the kitchen,” he said.

Peter and Paul’s mother died in 2012 after battling heart complications.

 

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