Interview: Peter Okoye Presses On

Interview: Peter Okoye Presses On

Mr P interview

It is no secret that the legendary Nigerian musician, Peter Okoye, became a household name along with his twin brother, Paul Okoye, when they formed their mighty duo, P-Square. Not only are these two known in Nigeria, but after several hits, the duo successfully made international waves with notable artists such as Ginuwine, Rick Ross, Akon, T.I., and Sean Paul.

Although a misunderstanding in 2016 led to the end of the twin duo after several years of great music, Peter Okoye continues to pursue his music career.

Through it all, "I've learned to be myself, do my thing, and enjoy myself before [others] enjoy themselves," he says.

Now introduced as Mr. P. under his new record label, P Classic Records, Okoye has received several endorsements in a very short time. He is also a brand ambassador for KIA Motors Nigeria and has a partnership deal with Empire, an American distribution company and record label based in San Francisco, California. If this wasn‘t enough, Okoye launched an online lottery platform called, Zoom Lifestyle, in partnership with MTN Nigeria, where four people win two million Naira (about $5,400 U.S. dollars) each month. It is safe to say Okoye continues to secure the bag.

"Continue being you," he advised.

With his successful partnerships, Okoye released many hit singles such as “Cool It Down,“ “For My Head,” and “Look Into My Eyes.“ In addition, he collaborated on top-rated songs such as “Wokie Wokie“ which features Jamaican-American artist, Nyanda, “Zombie“ which features, Nigeria singer, Simi, and “One More Night“, which features Nigerian singer, Niniola.

Okoye manages to stay in the spotlight because he is kind to his fans — which helps him continue to book shows as well. In collaboration with the international promotion companies, Vibesland and TMK Entertainment, Okoye shared his birthday with fans through an impeccable performance while on tour in Nashville, Tennessee.

When Okoye isn't showing love to his fans, he‘s showing love to his family.

"For me, family is important," he says.

Prior to their marriage in 2013, Okoye‘s wife, Titilola Omotayo-Okoye (Lola), had been with him for about seven years. The couple now have two children, Cameron and Aliona, who Okoye regularly shares on his Instagram and social media pages as he highlights his favorite family moments.

Some of Okoye’s new music videos even feature his son, Cameron. "One thing that keeps me, Mr. P., doing my thing is because, at [an] earlier stage, I found it really difficult to express myself, but now I do." It’s obvious this is the same confidence he instills in his children.

Despite his setbacks, Okoye’s resilience is admired by many and he encourages others to, "go out there [and] represent. Be you, do you...and the rest is history."


For more on Mr. P., follow him on Instagram @peterpsquare

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