Paul Okoye, a former member of defunct music group, P-Square, has revealed that he was supposed to dump his group way back in 2007 ahead of their ‘Game Over’ album release.
Detailing how P-Square crashed about five years ago, Paul Okoye told Saturday Beats in an interview published on Gistreel news, Paul Okoye dislosed that the ‘Game Over’ album was meant to be a message to the world that he was done with their music group.
According to the ‘Reason With Me’ hitmaker, the ‘Game Over’ album was recorded fully by him and wanted to go solo in 2007 but due to concerns by some people, he canceled his decision to back out of the group.
Rudeboy as he is professionally called in the music landscape noted that that he could not continue with the group any longer because a member of the group was making things unbearable for him.
In his words,
“I actually started my career as a solo artiste and I had recorded quite a number of songs. My twin brother (Peter) also had a dance group which I was part of before but left after some time.
“He [Peter] was brought in to create a unique group [P-Square] that would be different from other groups in existence. I was singing while he would dance, and it was the idea of our elder brother, Jude. We only had a stage collaboration, not a music collaboration.
What made P-Square was the division of labour we practised. I was in charge of singing, Peter handled the dancing aspect and stagecraft, while Jude was our manager and he directed our videos.
“However, it got to a point when one person started making demands and called for the sack of some members of the team. Because we wanted peace to reign, we would let the affected employees go. That went on for some time but it got to a time that things could no longer continue that way.
“Our case is like that of a husband and wife whose marriage is not working but post lovely pictures on social media. People who don’t know the details would see the rosy pictures and plead for the union not to break up. But, they don’t know what is happening behind closed doors. The best thing is actually for them to go their separate ways.
“Some people think that all these started recently but it has been going on for a long time. I can confidently tell you that my first solo album was supposed to be ‘Game Over’ (released in 2007). That title, ‘Game Over’, meant I was done with the group.
I recorded the album as a solo artiste and sent it to some people but they were surprised that I was the only one on the album. People said different things and I later shelved my plan.”