Posted by News Express | 21 April 2014 | 6,339 times
There are strong indications that the relationship between twin singers, Peter and Paul Okoye of the P-Square fame, may have been strained by their new status as married men.
The friction, which sources link to Lola, wife of Peter, has also reportedly affected their business relationship, as their elder brother and manager, Jude Okoye, announced on Friday via his Twitter handle that he was quitting the twins’ record label.
The frosty relationship between the twins was said to have gone bad that both engaged in a fiasco last Wednesday, a situation that necessitated their invitation to a lawyer to facilitate the legal splitting of their assets.
Peter, it seems, is the one pushing for separation because the other family members are not too happy about his choice of wife. It will be recalled that Jude was absent during Peter’s wedding to Lola in Lagos, last year.
A popular blogger, Linda Ikeji, reported that Peter had moved out of their Squareville mansion in Omole, Lagos and now lives in Lekki Phase 1 with his wife, Lola Omotayo and their children.
But another source, who did not feel the relocation was due to the quarrel, said it was normal for Peter, who got married first, to move to another place.
Quoting a source, LIB reported that although Peter was at Paul’s wedding in Port Harcourt a few weeks back, he has not been partaking in their company’s activities for a while.
The source, according to the report, said: “Forget that he was at his brother’s wedding, things are not good between them right now. He said Paul and Jude are sidelining him. He said if they push out 200 songs, 199 would be songs done by Paul. He said people are now calling him a dancer in P-Square. Peter is really angry. He’s even the cool and friendly one between the brothers. And then, he accused his brother, Jude, of disrespecting his wife. Peter and Jude haven’t spoken in weeks. Peter said Jude had been disrespecting Lola for years and he was done tolerating it. In fact, Peter said that not only is Lola older than Jude, but that she’s also pregnant and Jude was upsetting a pregnant woman. If you notice, Jude didn’t attend their wedding last year, despite the fact that he was in Nigeria. Jude asked Peter why he didn’t marry Lola when their mother was alive. Jude said it’s his wife that is pushing him and they will need to pray for him. In fact, nobody in the Okoye family likes Lola and they didn’t support the marriage. The brothers are really angry at each other. The Police are now even involved. This week, either the commissioner of police or someone from his office visited their house. The worst part is that they have invited a lawyer to come and share their property. They want to share everything. The lawyer was at their house, I think, on Thursday. Peter said no more P-Square joint ventures. You know, they own everything together, including houses in Omole, Parkview and Atlanta. Except something is done fast, P-Square is about to be finished. But I know that people have been intervening and begging them to reconsider, that they are the biggest musical duo in Africa. Nobody will benefit if they split. The power to make money is in their togetherness. It is Jude that people are begging to keep the brothers together. But after what he tweeted yesterday, it may truly be over for P-Square. Jude has really tried for his brothers, so for him to give up may mean it’s over for them. He practically put his entire life on hold for his brothers; and he even sold his first car to shoot their first video. However, all that is about to come to an end, as he tweeted. The only thing that can save the situation is if, by a miracle, Jude and Lola settle their differences. But I don’t see that happening.”
•Text excerpted from a Nation report. Photo shows P-Square doing what they know best.
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