Known in the world of musical entertainment as Mr. P, Peter Okoye is a songwriter, Multi-instrumentalist, social activist, chorographer, singer and record producer. He emerged in the Nigerian music scene in the year 2000 as a member of the popular but now defunct music group, Psquare, a group he co-owned with Paul Okoye, his twin brother. Since they parted company, however, Peter has gone on a solo career journey and is doing well for himself, with several albums and collaborations with other top industry players, to his credit.
While it hasn’t been an easy journey for him as a solo artist, Mr. P’s commitment to succeed has helped him live above the unceremonious parting of company with twin brother. From being the Peter of Psquare to becoming the Mr. P of Mr. P, he has accomplished a lot for which he deserves commendation.
Peter Okoye as a member of Psquare
Born twin in Jos, Plateau State, on 18th November 1981, Peter is an indigene of Ifite Dunu in Anambra State, Nigeria. He, along with his twin brother, attended St. Mulumba Secondary School Jos, where they discovered their love for music and dance, as they mimicked songs and dance moves of the late Pop icon, Michael Jackson and other top, foreign musicians whom they idolize.
After forming a music group called Smooth Criminals then, they were given different stage names by their fans, but they decided and settled for Psquare, a name by which they became famous. His new name, Mr. P, is the first later of his name Peter. While he was with the Psquare group, they produced popular hit tracks like ‘E No Easy’ in 2009, ‘Chop my Money’ in 2012, and ‘Personally’ in 2013.
Unceremonious Split of Psquare
Peter Okoye of Psquare
From the beginning of their music career as twins, it was clear to all their fans that there was love between the two music stars, as they did almost everything in unity. They even got luxurious houses for themselves in the U.S states of Atlanta and Georgia, and in other locations around the world. Unfortunately, controversy struck because, as they say, whatever has a beginning must have an end. They had private issues like all humans but, sadly, they could not resolve their difference and separation happened. The breakup was because of a disagreement over their manager. It was said that Peter wanted their elder brother Jude Okoye to resign his position, but Paul objected to the idea. Later, Peter ended his association with the Psquare brand by submitting his resignation letter to the group.
Peter Okoye’s Career after Psquare
After leaving the Psquare group, Mr. P has had collaborations with top musical arts like Niniola, Teni, Tamar Jackson, Wande Coal, and DJ Switch. He has also signed some well-paying endorsement deals with companies like Adidas sportswear giant Kia Motors Nigeria. He has also worked with American Distribution Company Empire and Glo in the ‘Glo Dance with peter’ show.
Songs By Mr. P
Just Like that
I Love You
I No Like Trouble
Follow My lead