By Jayne Augoye
Peter Okoye, the one half of the disbanded group, Psquare, has stated the condition under which he might reunite with his brother, Paul, on stage.
Speaking on the the possibility of a P-Square reunion in an interview with Hot 93.3Fm, Ghana, Peter, who now goes by the Mr P, said, “Even if that (a reunion) 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”, he said.
He also touched on his music, life as a solo artist and the possibility of a reunion with his brother in the interview.
Reacting to comments that followed his separation with his brother, he 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’.”
The singer, who just released a new single titled Ebeano, said, “You have heard, Look In My Eyes, you have heard, My Way and Cool It Down. All these are my mini music video singles, Ebeano is my first official single as Mr P’.”
Reacting to allegations of illegal music sampling levelled against him by an upcoming singer, Henry Knight, he said: “When this kind of thing happens, 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.”
Since going solo, critics have described him as an upcoming artiste and Mr P said he cannot be bothered.
Instead, he encouraged people to leave their ‘comfort zones’ when striving for success.
“I made up my mind I wanted to start afresh, I left a P-Square who had over a million YouTube subscribers to start my own… I am not afraid to start afresh… I have moved on, I love it.”
On 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”.
Mr P plans to release more songs during the course of the year, as he wants his fans to have a feel of his own music.
P-Square split in September 2017, after Peter allegedly accused Paul and their elder brother Jude of shortchanging him. They began their career in 2003.
In March 2016, the duo disagreed over what Peter perceived as lopsidedness in individual input of songs, which was getting featured on their joint albums.
Peter accused Paul of being uncooperative and ruining their plans as a group for a musical tour in the U.S.
The twins, known for their engaging dance routines and electronic style songs, dominated the Nigerian music industry for many years and became pop idols.