By AYO ONIKOYI & CHARLES MGBOLU
CELEBRITIES and fans of the Nigerian singing duo, Peter and Paul Okoye, P-Square, have appealed to them to reconcile whatever differences they might have and shelve their planned break-up.
Ace DJ, Jimmy Jatt, said: “You are brothers. You have no choice. You just have to stay together.
“It is normal for siblings to have issues, but please do not let it tear you apart. I believe in you, I have great faith you will remain together.”
Nollywood actress, Tonto Dikeh, who is a close friend of the twins, likened the impending break-up to death and implored their wives to do something to salvage the situation
She said: “When you break up, your whole identity is shattered. It is like death. The love of twins is undisputed, Paul and Peter. You have been together for years, making great songs like Senorita, Do me, Story, More than a friend, Omoge mi, Busy body, Alingo, Personally, Testimony; the list is endless! Why break it up now?
“Please learn. Two heads are better than one. Mrs Lola and Anita, they say a woman makes a home. This is the time to show the world that both of you are women with great substance, which I believe you are,” she appealed in a post on Instagram.
For days now the rumour mill has been ablaze with news that the singing duo have gone their separate ways over issues many have come to tag ‘irreconcilable differences’.
Since news of the crisis broke, fans have taken to every known social media page to beg the twins to stay together.
The rumour was given wings by their brother and manager, Jude Okoye, following his tweets: “After 10 years it’s over. Am done.” It sent shock waves through the entertainment world, with their fans fearing the worst.
But according to findings, it seems their worst fears might have been realised as Vanguard can authoritatively reveal that the alleged rumour of break-up is no more rumour. The two brothers are actually at daggers drawn, and look set to have nothing to do with each other again.
Though their publicist, Bayo Adetu, has come out to debunk the break-up rumour, saying “I am too busy to pay attention to some wannabe blogger traffic because I don’t know where that report is coming from.
“Maybe they just want to get traffic to their site. It’s baseless and untrue.”
But according to a reliable source, who begged for anonymity, “Bayo was only doing his job and did the first thing any normal publicist would do to protect his job and his employers.
“The truth of the matter is that the brothers have been going at each other for months, with Jude caught in the middle, trying to see if he could settle them.”
The source further revealed that Peter is bitter, partly because unhealthy innuendos have been hurled at him as the passive member of the group.
The source said: “The way things are, we may find Jude and Paul staying together, while Peter walks away.
“All the moves to reconcile them right now is targeted at changing Peter’s mind, who looks all resolved to end all relationship with his brother.
“On whether or not they have shared everything they own, I cannot really say because they are not even on talking terms. Everything that has to do with the brand name. P Square has been put on hold.”
It would be recalled that some of the reasons Peter wants out is that he claims his brothers do not respect his wife and that their brother, Jude, has been disrespecting Lola for years.
This, according to reports, prompted his packing out of Squareville mansion in Omole where he lived with his brothers for years to Lekki Phase 1 with his wife Lola Omotayo and their children.