Peter Okoye has revealed that the reason why Psquare don’t do a lot of collaborations is because of Paul Okoye.
The twins have been the subject of an ongoing drama, with Peter firing their elder brother and manager, Jude Okoye .
He has also spoken to NET about the problems » , stating a number of issues that have pushed Psquare to the brink of breakup.
On their failure to have a lot of collaborations, Peter revealed that Paul’s refusal to appear in music videos of his collaborations have been the reason why they don’t have a lot of them.
“Something happened at Mavin Studios last year that broke my heart.” Peter told NET.
“Now listen to this, Psquare featured on songs with J-Martins, Bracket, LKT, 9ice and these 4 songs were done by Paul alone, but guess what, did I appear in the videos, YES.
“Now hear this, we have other collabos with Kaha ,
Darey, Ruggedman . I did these songs alone. How come they don’t have videos? Paul refused to appear in the videos’.
“So I told Paul that when next he does collabo alone, he should be in the video alone, because it got a point where artistes began to feel if they do a collabo with Paul it gets a video but if it’s me it doesn’t get a video.
“The last collabo we did was with Flavour and I refused to do another one. Even Flavour had to speak all the Igbo he knows to convince me before I agreed to do it. Only for my brother to come and tell me that ‘shey I thought you said you won’t appear in any video that I did the collabo alone? Why did you appear on this one?’. I was sad but I knew another one will come.
Peter further shared details on their recent collaboration with Tiwa Savage, and how difficult it was for him to record his verse on the song.
“So Tiwa Savage called me, apparently Paul had gone to do a song with her, not the campaign song they are promoting now, another Psquare collabo entirely. So she called me that she’s been trying to reach Paul to get the CD of the song from him that he’s already done his part, so I went to Paul’s house to help ask for it and tell him that I want to go to their studio to do my verse and he said he doesn’t know where the CD is.
“I went to the Mavin studio to meet Tiwa, when I got there, she asked for the CD and I told her Paul didn’t give me any CD, so I called him again and gave the phone to Tiwa and told her on phone that the CD is at Omole, so I got into the studio recorded my verse and when I finished, everybody was clapping. I was surprised only to realize that Paul had gone to tell them that I don’t sing or write songs.
“I felt really bad and betrayed, but I covered up for him. I jokingly asked Teebillz if they gave him Red Label and he said yes, so I was like you guys caused it, and we laughed over it. So when my assistant went to pick up the CD, Paul and Jude started shouting at him to tell Peter that what is he doing at the Mavin studio? He knows how we work. The next day, I went to Paul and told him how I felt when I heard what he said. Only for Jude to say that he made Paul the lead singer of Psquare 8 years ago! A leader leads, he doesn’t destroy.”
Psquare also have a collaboration with Yemi Alade on her forthcoming “Mama Africa” album, but Peter Okoye was not a part of the recording.