First it was Yoko, and now it seems Lola could step into the high heels of women who have been responsible for the break up of leading music groups. For the unschooled, Yoko Ono, is often held responsible for the break of the 1960’s Brit pop band, The Beatles. Yoko was the wife of The Beatles’ front man, John Lennon.
|L-R: Paul Okoye, his wife Anita Isama, Peter Okoye and his wife Lola Omotayo|
There is rumored and grave trouble brewing in the P-Square camp, all of which is blamed on Peter Okoye’s newly wedded wife Lola Omotayo, a woman he dated for seven (years) and fathered two children with before marrying. Worse, it carries serious legal, financial and personal ramifications for the twins Peter and Paul Okoye and their families. If indeed the duo do breakup, it most likely will be Africa’s most devastating and messiest band break up in its contemporary music industry. All eyes are on the twins and all are paying keen attention to continued developments in this family and business brouhaha that has spilled into the public space. In the meantime, what are your thoughts on the developing story below?
NAIJA CELEB BLOGGER LINDA IKEJI REPORTS “Yesterday I reported about the friction going on between the Okoye brothers. I didn’t say they’d split, I only asked a question based on all the things I’ve been hearing and Jude Okoye’s tweet. When asked yesterday, P-Square’s publicist, Bayo Adetu, said the report is ‘baseless and untrue’. Unfortunately, it is not! It’s either Bayo is clueless as to what is happening in the Okoye household at the moment or he thinks the best thing to do for now is to deny that there’s anything going on. I wrote that the twin brothers Peter and Paul engaged in physical combat on Wednesday. If this was false, Peter is a social media person, he would have immediately denied it. He didn’t! Unfortunately P-Square fans, things are even worse than I reported yesterday. According to my findings, Peter Okoye wants out of P-Square and they have even gone as far as inviting a lawyer to divide their fortune. Continue… Now, let me make this clear. This report is based on what’s been happening with the brothers up until right now Saturday April 19th. I don’t know what will happen tomorrow, next week or next year but as of right now, Peter Okoye doesn’t want anything to do with P-Square. I’m still hoping and many others are, that they will resolve their issues and realize that splitting will do no one good. So hopefully, they will resolve their issues. But I will still go ahead and tell you guys what’s happening with the brothers as of now. First, Peter Okoye has moved out of Squareville mansion in Omole where he lived with his brothers for years and now lives in Lekki Phase 1 with his wife Lola Omotayo and their children. An industry person I spoke with, who knows what’s been going on, told me this;
“Yes they fought this week. Peter even left a mark on Paul’s left eye. But the fight wasn’t during rehearsal, which rehearsal? Peter has refused to do anything P-Square for weeks now.
Forget that he was at his brother’s wedding, things are not good between them right now. Peter wants out. He said Paul and Jude are sidelining him. That if they push out 200 songs, 199 would be songs Paul did. That 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 but he is not himself right now. And then he accused his brother Jude of disrespecting his wife. Peter and Jude haven’t spoken in weeks. Peter said Jude has been disrespecting Lola for years and he was done tolerating the BS. 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 is 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 lawyer to come and share property o. 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 a house 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 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, for him to give up may mean it’s over for them. He practically put his entire life on hold for his brothers. Even sold his first car to shoot their first video but all that is about to come to an end like 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 . . .” – Linda Ikeji
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