One-half of the popular singing twin brothers, Paul Okoye, popularly known as Rudeboy, has opened up on what led to the split between him and his identical twin, Peter Okoye in 2017.
The Nigerian singer hinted that family-related issues led to the break up of their group, PSquare and not music.
Paul and Peter Okoye parted ways in 2017 and the dissolution of their band was blamed based on an argument about the role of Jude Okoye, their older brother, as their manager.
To the delight of their fans, the brothers reconciled in November 2021 and ended their five-year rift.
However, in an interview with Joey Akan, Paul Okoye revealed that the spilt was based on family-related issues and had nothing to do with their music.
Rudeboy mentioned that despite the anger from fans following their break-up, he kept quiet and didn’t say anything because he knew that the issue was family-related.
According to him, P-Square was “the sacrifice” that was paid for the family issue.
He said, “I kept silent. I never said anything. I never said anything, because I knew what the problem was. It was a family issue, and it turned out that PSquare had to pay for it. PSquare was just the sacrifice.”
Paul Okoye added that due to his affection for his family, he does not owe anybody an explanation.
Speaking on how the split affected his music career, he said, “For someone like me, during the period when I was in the group, I didn’t handle my social media myself. I wasn’t into the social media thing, because to me, it was more like a division.
“My own was just to go into the studio, record the songs and get them out, then ask what next. We talk about the video. Next? So, how do we do the next song? I was more like inside the box. My job was to go to the studio and record the song, write to the producer and all.
“That was what I did. So, when I became solo, I needed to understand and study the music industry, because all I knew was to go to the studio and record. Do you expect me to ask myself what was next? Because I never knew what was next then. That’s why it took me that time. I needed to study marketing, and how to relate with the media because then, I wasn’t a spokesman in the group.”