Peter Okoye is part of P-Square, a Nigerian R&B duo with his twin brother Paul.
P-Square began in St. Murumba secondary school, a small Catholic school in Jos, Nigeria. Peter joined their school music and drama club with his twin where they began singing, dancing, and mimicking songs by MC Hammer, Bobby Brown and Michael Jackson.
Peter formed an acapella quartet called “MMMPP” with M Clef a.k.a. Itemoh, Michael, Melvin and Paul.
M Clef was later dropped from the group “MMMPP” which later was changed to “MMPP”.
Their work includes the soundtracks for a number of films like Tobi, Mama Sunday, Moment of Bitterness and Evas River.
MMPP disbanded when its members left to various other universities. Subsequently Paul and his twin formed their own group, variously called “Double P”, “P&P”, and “Da Pees”, until they eventually settled on “P Square”.
In 2001, “P-Square” won the “Grab Da Mic” competition, and hence Benson & Hedges sponsored their debut album, titled Last Nite, which was released under Timbuk2 music label. P-Square was also nominated as “Most Promising African Group” in the Kora Awards three months after the release of their debut album. They eventually won the 2003 Amen Award for “Best R&B Group”.
In 2005, they released their second album, Get Squared under their own label, Square Records. The video for the second album held the #1 position on the MTV Base chart for four straight weeks.
The group has performed with artists like Ginuwine and Sean Paul, Akon.
Late in 2007, they released their best-selling album so far, Game Over. It has sold 8 million copies worldwide.
On 4 April 2010, P-Square was named the Artist of the Year at the Kora Awards in Ouagadougou, Burkina-Faso.
On 24 February 2016 News of how Globacom decided not to renew its Ambassadorship deal with the duo, albeit renewing the contract with other Ambassadors hit the news. This was as a result of a fallout between the company’s representatives and his twin, Peter, one half of the P-Square twins during the grand finale of the Dance with Peter talent hunt show.
After dating for seven years, Peter Okoye got engaged to his longtime girlfriend, Titilola Loretta Omotayo. Omotayo is a marketing representative. The couple are already parents to son Cameron and daughter Aliona. On 17 November 2013, the two held their traditional wedding at The Ark in Lekki, Lagos, Nigeria. Public figures who attended the wedding include Aliko Dangote, Emmanuel Adebayor, Kate Henshaw, Genevieve Nnaji, Rukky Sanda, Folorunsho Alakija, May D, Toke Makinwa, Dr SID, Don Jazzy, and Karen Igho among others.
In January 2014, the Okoye brothers bought mansions next door to one another in Atlanta.
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