Paul Okoye doesn’t want any of his recent works unhealthily compared to the songs he wrote for P-Square, and it is why he is yet to put out an album.
The vocalist made this clear during a recent sit-down with Dotun of CoolFM, where he talked about his projects, his sound, and how he runs his own record label, Rudeboy Records.
“I thought of releasing an album this year, I changed my mind because if I do, most people would think it is from the 2017 group,” said Paul Okoye. “I do not want to do that; instead I would rather continue the Rudeboy movement. Why would I release an album and when people listen to it, they begin to have different thoughts?”
Recall that Paul and his twin Peter split up in 2017 after yet another family feud that saw the brothers (including their older brother Jude) coming to blows during a confrontation at their lawyer, Festus Keyamo’s office in Lagos. For weeks the brother beefed each other on social media, the worst yet in the history of their feuds.
Eventually, they parted ways and since have taken new stage names (Rudeboy for Paul, Mr. P for Peter), and have been releasing personal records.
Now, Paul says he is not ready to talk about what he shared with his twin (in fact, he refused to call his brother by his name, and also did not directly mention their defunct group, P-Square).
“I struggle with the fact that I want to talk about myself alone but people want me to talk about both of us. As time goes on, it will fade off unless people start reminding me of that. Trust me, I have granted so many interviews and once somebody asks a direct question about the past, I tell them that I cannot answer that. I just don’t want to live in the past anymore, however, I’m sorry but the music would still be what it was like in the past. Right now, I want to push out my brand and my music which comes out about once every two months. If I release an album, some people would have heartbreak; so there is no need for that. Everything has changed for me even my circle. I am sorry but my brother Jude is still with me. I cannot change my music except you have $10m to offer me. But if you cannot do so, then shut up and listen to the music.
“Everybody is good, I do not have a clique and fortunately, I am cool with every artiste, I do not have issues with anybody. Even in the past, it was me that they called if they wanted us to do songs together. I would rather not work with anybody for now because in the past, we hardly did collaborations. I am not proving anything; all I want to do is have a good idea, do a good song, dish it out to people and they would enjoy it.”
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