Four years after the two brothers went solo Peter Okoye also known as MR P. releases an album.The popular artiste returned to the dance floor after a long break with a bang; his solo album titled ‘The Prodigal’ featured artiste such as Tamar Braxton, Teni, Mohombi, Tiwa Savage, Simi, Wande Coal amongst others. The 16-track album was released 2nd of April 2021.
The brothers officially broke up in 2017 after over ten years of singing together. The two brothers came to the limelight in 2001 after they won the ‘Grab Da Mic’ competition, that victory earned them sponsorship from Benson and Hedges to release their first-ever debut album titled ‘Last Nite’; The album was released under the Timbuk2 music label.
In 2019 Mr. P released a single titled ‘Karma’, Karma was produced by Goldswarm, mixed and mastered by Monsta. Karma came few months after his first single ‘One more night’ was released, the single featured the Queen of Afro-House Niniola; the music video has over 15million views on youtube and several streams from other music streaming platforms.
Mr. P is also a family man, he revealed in an interview with the Guardian in 2017 that family is everything, ‘my wife and kids first, everything is extra for me’ he said. He also added in that interview that if anyone is feeling sad that he is standing by his immediate family shouldn’t buy his music, such person shouldn’t even bother to listen to his songs; ‘there was family before PSquare. PSquare will go, but the Okoye’s will remain.’
In June last year, Mr. P also revealed how his family went through hell when he and other family members contracted the Corona Virus. He disclosed in an Instagram video after he had recovered that his wife, daughter, and two of his domestic staff tested positive for Covid-19 earlier that month. ‘I am happy to announce that my wife, myself, our daughter, and two of our domestic staff all of us are now negative’ he concluded.
Mr. P is a successful businessman, he is a multi-talented award-winning musician, and he has won several awards and endorsements, Mr. P won his first award as a solo artiste in 2018. He was awarded the Best International Male Artiste at the International Achievement Recognition Awards (IARA).
Mr. P terminated his contract with the singing group PSquare in September 2017, he alleged that their manager and older brother Jude Okoye has been a poor manager and prefers and supports his twin Paul. He also claimed that his brothers threatened his family’s well-being hence his decision to leave the group and start a career by himself.
It’s been four years since the award-winning singing brothers went solo however, the brothers have fared well in their career with various singles, albums, and endorsements by brands.
Author: Kangmwa Gofwen
Lagos Bureau Chief, Nigeria