Peter Okoye reveals the only way he can get back with his brother, Paul.
In an unique chat with Vibe.ng, Peter Okoye, revealed that the PSquare Clan can truly get back collectively, only if the “respect” that was initially in the workforce can be introduced back.
Vibe: 18 years down the line-what would you say is your fondest reminiscence of P-Square?
Peter: Ever since we began until date, it has been enjoyable until like in all probability late 2013.
Is there something you’re more likely to miss?
Like I mentioned, 30 kids can not proceed to play collectively for 30 years. We are at some extent the place we now not have respect for one another. It just isn’t ego or satisfaction; it’s respect… Respect as a person, and as household. This is the finest resolution we might come to.
You guys have been collectively for fairly a very long time. Not many teams have finished that. What helped the group final so long as it did?
Respect. It was respect all by way of. What made us develop was respect? Not as a result of we’re brothers. Not even as a result of we’re twins. It was as a result of we had respect for one another.
We’ve seen movies of individuals crying on social media as a result of they heard about the breakup. How do you assume followers will deal with this transition?
Change is fixed. I at all times hear individuals say blood is thicker than water. I’m married. I didn’t choose a spouse for anyone. The query is, who’s water? Are my brothers blood and my spouse and children the water? It’s like asking me who’s precedence. When was the final time your dad and mom determined to take care of their siblings greater than you?
To the followers, we’re sorry. You don’t need to see P-Square on stage after they simply fought back stage; pleasing you guys when we’re not comfortable. I’ve tried many instances to make it work nevertheless it didn’t work… I simply had to surrender for the sake of the respect of our particular person households.
Is there a slight chance that some day, we’ll get back the P-Square we used to know?
Of course. When the respect is back. When you keep aside for some time, the respect will come. We’ve misplaced it.
People won’t ever perceive however we’ve misplaced that respect. Like I mentioned in the open letter, we’ll work in future however once we come back, it is going to be from respect. There was no respect that’s why there was a back and forth. Aren’t you guys bored with it? If I let you know that P-Square is back now, individuals will say “You guys are tricking us”. Don’t play with individuals’s minds.
I don’t have any downside. All I mentioned is that, have it at the back of your minds – P-Square is for the followers. Peter, Paul. Jude and household, is household.
People say why do I put my enterprise on social media? If I say I’m not dealing with this supervisor (Jude Okoye), it’s for the public to know as a result of it’s the public that may nonetheless name and e book a present with him.
I give him my respect as an older brother. I don’t have an issue with that however once you disrespect me based mostly on the job, then there’s an issue. One factor I’ll by no means do once I come back to this life once more is combine household with enterprise.
Social media has certainly been completely loopy. Everybody has an opinion about this matter. How have you ever managed this intrusion?
Whatever is on the market, is what the followers have to know. Last yr, no person knew what was taking place. “When are you guys releasing a song?”
They didn’t know we have been combating however we’d nonetheless go on stage and carry out. All I wished was to maintain the household collectively however what the followers wished was to have P-Square. We gave you guys P-Square although the household had been combating for about 4 years-even as of final yr that we claimed we have been back.
I can not even face the disgrace of creating the followers really feel that we’re okay. We will not be okay. It’s not wholesome. I don’t have any downside with their very own household. The wives, everyone. I’m cool with them. I don’t know what’s incorrect. I don’t know why it appears to be like as if the hatred is on my household. I’ve tried to ask them what the downside is however no person is telling me something.
It’s like saying Mr Charles and Mr James are enterprise companions they usually personal a beverage manufacturing unit collectively. Mr Charles and his accomplice work collectively however Mr Charles doesn’t like his accomplice’s household. All the time, he insults the household. All the time, he says sh*t about the household. All the time he doesn’t attend the household’s capabilities. Do you count on two of them to nonetheless be working collectively? Be trustworthy with your self.
Now it appears to be like as if the most necessary factor is for the 2 companions to be in the enterprise whereas they’re combating. They will come and smile to the those that every little thing is okay. It’s not positive. There’s a way you pinch somebody; it is going to be painful at first after which later, you don’t even really feel something. I don’t really feel it anymore.
What main classes would you say you learnt whereas in the group that can be utilized to your model as Mr P?
Don’t put your self in a nook. Let nobody ever let you know “You cannot do it without me”. If there’s one factor I’ve learnt in all this, it’s that being a person is not only having 2 balls. Being a person is about standing for your loved ones. I can not commerce my household for something, I’m sorry… They can not commerce their household for me. It’s like waking up and asking me “Your family and me; who is more important here?” And I throw the query to you and you can not even reply it.
Do you assume it’s attainable for any music group to stay collectively until retirement?
It just isn’t attainable. It has by no means occurred. Never. Some people determined to separate 2 people by saying this individual Is higher than this individual however my motto is, in the event you steal from Peter to pay Paul, you’re paying P-Square. “Oh I hate this Peter.” Well in the event you see 2 of us on stage, with Peter on one facet and Paul on the different facet, you’ll watch the present like this. (He covers one facet of his face with his cellphone).
The cause why I began responding to social media is as a result of there was one thing that got here out one time. I used to be suggested “Peter do not say anything” nevertheless it’s affecting me at present. When my brother put out that he sings and writes all the songs. I by no means responded however proper now, there are 50% of our followers and a few teams that imagine Peter doesn’t sing. All as a result of I wished peace. But now in the event you say something about me, I’ll reply. I don’t reply harshly in the event you’ve seen. I’m not like final yr. I made a decision to relax as a result of my household is extra necessary right here. I can not commerce my household. If you don’t prefer it, don’t be my fan. If you don’t like the proven fact that I’m standing for my household, then you definitely shouldn’t be my fan and I’m severe about it. My brother is my twin, positive, however you retain asking me blood is thicker than water. Obviously you assume Paul is my blood and my household is the water? You guys higher be out of your minds.
Being aside is the finest resolution at the second. It’s not satisfaction. It’s not ego. It’s respect. We’ve misplaced it.