‘For us to come back again, it must be done with respect’, Peter Okoye
Peter Okoye, one half of the P-Square and Okoye brothers, has spelt out the condition under which he can reunite with his twin brother, Paul Okoye on stage. Mr. P as he is called gave the condition in an interview with Hot 93.3FM, a Lagos based Radio Station with branches in Owerri, Asaba and Abuja.
Speaking on his music, life as a solo artiste and the possibility of a reunion with his brother, he said, “Even if that will happen, let it happen with respect, It is not just about the music, there was family before the music and I stand for the Okoyes. I shouldn’t be P-Square and be unhappy, if it must happen, it must be with respect.”
The singer, who has released a number of songs since the much publicised break up of the group clarifies that his latest single, Ebeano is his debut offering as a solo artiste, ‘’You have heard Look In My Eyes, you have heard My Way and Cool It Down; all these are my mini music video series. Ebeano is my first official single as Mr P. I want to put out two to three singles before I continue with my series.
“Even you have heard From Head, which is not actually single. It is a motion picture sound track that is yet to be released. It was supposed to be out last but we are looking at towards the end of the year. ‘Ebeano’ means where we are,” he stated.
Reacting to comments that followed his separation with his brother, Mr. P said, ‘’When P Square broke up, people were like, are you sure you can do this all alone, can he make it? No, I am not making it, I have done it; I have been killing it, all sold out. Just this year alone, I have done like 60 something concerts, all sold out; I am blessed.
“Most people actually doubted me, but I know myself, I know what I bring to the table, I am just happy doing what I am doing, there are some things I wasn’t entitled to do as a member of the group, but now I am a boss of myself,” he added.
On the allegation of song theft against him by Henry Knight, following the release of Ebeano, Mr. P said, “When this kind of thing happen, some people just jump into conclusion. I think people need to be educated on this issue. There is a different thing, if it is the beat, or if it is a statement in the song, there is only so much you can use of it.”
He noted that going solo comes with its challenges but people must leave their comfort zones when striving for success, stressing that he made up his mind when wanted to start afresh.
“People must leave their comfort zones when striving for success. I left a P-Square that had over a million YouTube subscribers to start my own. I am not afraid to start afresh; I have moved on, I love it.”
Asked if he has plans to work with younger talents. “I am an open person, as long as the song is good, why not? I am actually considering doing that,” he says, adding that plans are underway to release more songs during the course of the year, as he wants his fans to have a feel of his own music.