P Square Biography
P Square are a Nigerian R&B duo of identical twin brothers Peter Okoye and Paul Okoye. P-Square began in St. Murumba secondary school, a small Catholic school in Jos, Nigeria. Peter and Paul joined their school music and drama club where they began singing, dancing, and mimicking songs by MC Hammer, Bobby Brown and Michael Jackson.
They later formed an a cappella quartet called “MMMPP” (M Clef a.k.a. Itemoh, Michael, Melvin, Peter and Paul). Drawing inspiration from their music idol Michael Jackson, they began break dancing, formed the group called “Smooth Criminals” in 1997. They dropped M Clef from the group “MMMPP” which later was changed to “MMPP”. Their artistic talent and precise dance routine soon made them household names in the city of Jos, where they performed at school functions and other occasions.
Later in 1999, Peter and Paul returned to music school to develop their skills on the keyboard, drums, bass and rhythm guitar. Their work includes the soundtracks for a number of films like Tobi, Mama Sunday, Moment of Bitterness and Evas River.
Later in 1999, they applied to the University of Abuja to study Business Administration. The Smooth Criminals disbanded when its members left to various other universities. Subsequently, Peter and Paul formed their own group, variously called “Double P”, “P&P”, and “Da Pees”, until they eventually settled on “P Square”. They are managed by Bayo Odusami aka Howie T, a seasoned concert promoter and the CEO of Adrot Nigeria Limited.
In 2001, “P-Square” won the “Grab Da Mic” competition, and hence Benson & Hedges sponsored their debut album, titled Last Nite, which was released under Timbuk2 music label. P-Square was also nominated as “Most Promising African Group” in the Kora Awards three months after the release of their debut album. They eventually won the 2003 Amen Award for “Best R&B Group”.
In 2005, they released their second album, Get Squared under their own label, Square Records. This album was marketed nationwide by TJoe Enterprises, although they were still managed by Howie T of Adrot Nigeria Limited. The video for the second album held the #1 position on the MTV Base chart for four straight weeks.
The group has performed with artists like Ginuwine and Sean Paul, Akon. P Square are now located in Lagos.
Late in 2007, they released their best selling album so far, Game Over. It has sold 8 million copies worldwide.
In 2009, P-Square released their fourth studio album, Danger. The album features collaborations with 2 Face Idibia, J Martins and Frenzy. The first single called “Danger” is a hip hop song with cutting synths and a frog bass baseline similar to an Eminem song. The video affirms this with the presence of clowns and staggered movements in front of the camera reminiscent of comical videos by Eminem. They are also known for the close resemblance which the twins have to American R&B singer, Usher Raymond.
On 4 April 2010, P-Square was named the Artist of the Year at the Kora Awards in Ouagadougou, Burkina-Faso while they were in London for a concert at the Troxy, and they will receive a sum of $1 Million Dollars as the award winners, in Ebebiyin City.
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On 29 August 2014, P-Square released a single track featuring a top America Artist T.I. which P-Square titled EjeAjo producer by VTEK, EjeAjo official video featuring T.I. was also released 29 August 2014 on both TV stations, Radio Stations and Web blogs.
On 14 September 2014 P-Square released their 6th studio album titled Double Trouble.
On 8 October 2015 P-Square were given Range Rover SUVs from Globacom as Glo Ambassadors for their sponsorship of the #DanceWithPeter TV Radio entertainment programme. The programme brings dancers from around the world to showcase their talents for prizes.
On 24 February 2016 News of how Globacom decided not to renew its Ambassadorship deal with the duo, albeit renewing the contract with other Ambassadors hit the news. This was as a result of a fallout between the company’s representatives and Peter, one half of the P-Square twins during the grand finale of the Dance with Peter talent hunt show
They produce and release their albums through Square Records. In December 2011, they signed a record deal with Akon’s Konvict Muzik label. In May 2012, they signed a record distribution deal with Universal Music South Africa.
P Square Wedding
Peter Okoye Wedding – Peter Okoye Wife
After dating for seven years, Peter Okoye got engaged to his longtime girlfriend, Titilola Loretta Omotayo. Omotayo is a marketing representative. On 17 November 2013, the two held their traditional wedding at The Ark in Lekki, Lagos, Nigeria. Public figures who attended the wedding include Aliko Dangote, Emmanuel Adebayor, Kate Henshaw, Genevieve Nnaji, Rukky Sanda, Folorunsho Alakija, May D, Toke Makinwa, Dr SID, Don Jazzy, and Karen Igho among others.
Peter Okoye Son and Daughter
The couple (Peter Okoye and Titilola Loretta Omotayo) are already parents to son Cameron and daughter Aliona.
Paul Okoye Wife – Paul Okoye Wedding
Paul Okoye met Anita Isama in 2004 while 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 at the Aztech Arcum Events Centre in Port Harcourt.
P Square Brothers and Sisters
P Square Brothers and Sisters include; Henry Okoye, Jude Okoye, Mary Okoye, Tony Okoye, Lilian Okoye and Ifeanyi Okoye.
P Square Albums
- Last Nite (2003)
- Get Squared (2005)
- Game Over (2007)
- Danger (2009)
- The Invasion (2011)
- Greatest Hits (2013)
All P Square Songs – P Square Music
- Am I Still That Special Man?
- Bad Boy
- Bank Alert
- Beautiful Onyinye
- Beautiful Onyinye featuring Rick Ross
- Bizzy Body
- Break It
- Bring It On featuring Dave Scott
- Bunieya Enu
- Bye Bye
- Chop My Money featuring Akon & May D
- Chop My Money featuring May D
- Collabo featuring Don Jazzy
- Dat Tin
- Do As I Do featuring Tiwa Savage and May D
- Do Me featuring Waje
- E Don Happen
- E No Easy
- E No Good
- Ejeajo featuring T.I.
- Enemy Solo featuring Awilo Longomba
- Game Over
- Get Squared
- Gimme Dat
- I Love You
- Ije Love
- Jeje featuring Waje
- Last Nite
- Last Nite (Remix)
- Mako Fiesta
- Me and My Brother
- Miss U Die
- Missing You
- MMS (Mugu Money Spender)
- More Than A Friend
- No One Like You
- No Be Joke
- Oga Police
- Ole Buruku
- Omoge Mi
- Possibility featuring 2Face Idibia
- Roll It
- Sari Sari
- Say Your Love
- Shake It Down Low featuring Muna and Eva Alordiah
- She’s Hot featuring Naeto C
- Stand Up
- Super Fans
- Who Dey Here?
- Why E Be Say
- Your Name
- Your Name (Remix)
- Zombie featuring Jermaine Jackson