The twin brother musicians who make up P-Square, one of Africa’s best-known Afrobeats bands, have reconciled a few days ago, ending a bitter, multi-year feud.
The Nigerian duo Peter and Paul Okoye fell out over a family dispute and eventually broke up in 2017.
They jointly celebrated their 40th birthday on Thursday by letting their Instagram followers know they were together again.
They even posted a bank account number jokingly asking for money like Davido did a few days ago.
Expectations after reconciliation
It’s unclear if the siblings will be making music together again, but fans, who celebrated the reconciliation, clearly want it to be.
They are hoping for other hits like Do Me, Chop My Money and Bizzybody, which have catapulted the brothers to fame on the Continent and beyond.
The exact cause of their falling out has never been made public, but past attempts to bring them together, initiated by politicians, religious leaders and other celebrities, have failed.
Various social media posts they’ve shared since their separation have hinted that the feud involved their wives and older brother, who was also their manager.
But in an Instagram post on Thursday, Peter and Paul said “2 heads is better than 1… Everything na double double”
Hints had already suggested that the two had been able to end their argument after following each other on Instagram. Then a video of them kissing went viral on Wednesday.
Great projects in the pass
After their split, they both began solo careers as Mr. P (Peter) and Rudeboy (Paul), but neither reached the level of success they enjoyed with P-Square.
As a duo, they dominated the Nigerian music scene for years and were one of the first groups to export Afrobeats to other parts of the continent.
Their sold-out live performances were enhanced by their energetic break-dance routines.
They have also collaborated with artists such as Diamond Platinumz from Tanzania and American superstar Akon.
In 2011, they signed to Akon’s Konvict Muzik label and, a year later, they entered into a distribution deal with Universal Music Group.
In addition to being named Artist of the Decade by MTV Africa in 2015, they have won the title of Best Group three times.
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