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Saturday, January 30, 2021

Singer Paul Okoye Explains A Little What Broke Up The PSquare Brand ..

In an exclusive interview with Punch Saturday Beats, Rudeboy emphatically stated that the issues that led to the split of the group had been around for a long time.









He said, “I actually started my career as a solo artiste and I had recorded quite a number of songs. My twin brother (Peter) also had a dance group which I was part of before but left after some time. He (Peter) was brought in (to form P-Square) to create a unique group that would be different from other groups in existence. I was singing while he would dance, and it was the idea of our elder brother, Jude. We only had a stage collaboration, not a music collaboration. 


What made P-Square was the division of labor we practiced. I was in charge of singing, Peter handled the dancing aspect and stagecraft, while Jude was our manager and he directed our videos. However, it got to a point when one person started making demands and called for the sack of some members of the team. Because we wanted peace to reign, we would let the affected employees go. That went on for some time but it got to a time that things could no longer continue that way.




“Our case is like that of a husband and wife whose marriage is not working but post lovely pictures on social media. People who don’t know the details would see the rosy pictures and plead for the union not to break up. But, they don’t know what is happening behind closed doors. The best thing is actually for them to go their separate ways.



“Some people think that all these started recently but it has been going on for a long time. I can confidently tell you that my first solo album was supposed to be ‘Game Over’ (released in 2007). That title, ‘Game Over’, meant I was done with the group. I recorded the album as a solo artiste and sent it to some people but they were surprised that I was the only one on the album. People said different things and I later shelved my plan.”



On whether a collaboration was possible between them even if they did not come back together as a group, the ‘Woman’ singer said, “The question is, does he see us together? It is not compulsory that everybody in a music group must sing. P-Square was never a group of two singers (rather, it was a group of one singer and one dancer). I honestly tried my best for the group to work.


 There are so many issues the public are unaware of that led us to this point. I choose not to say many things because I want to protect my family.”

From punchng





*Maybe they should stop granting Interviews talking about each other or trying to explain what happened without really saying anything.....Hopefully no one will respond to this...Make we waka abeg!!!

80 comments:

  1. Mtcheew. It is high time they say things out. Protecting your family yet still talking on same topic.

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    1. We are know you were the singer and pls stop the emphasis

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    2. really they are now in their 40s so we have all moved on ..but thanks for saying your own side .forget about the music matter and privately come together as blood that's all

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  2. I hope they settle their issues some day.

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  3. Let sleeping dogs be. Needless waking them up.

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  4. I don't think Paul has ever said his own side of the story. But all is well.

    Those of you blaming Lola can stop it. According to Paul, the split has nothing to do with Lola.

    Seems like Peter was no longer satisfied with the status quo, i.e. he wanted to sing instead of just dance. It's better they split. Let them find their happiness solo

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    1. You know it is always easier to blame the woman even when we have no clue of what went wrong.

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    2. She must have replaced the duracel battery powering Peter with Tiger head battery, it could still be her doing behind the curtains

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    3. I knew them a long time ago. Peter never wanted to sing. He was always begged and dragged to the studio to atleast be present when tracks are being touched up or finished. Shows nko? He will always demand one thing or the other. Like why is this person being paid so so and so. We can do without him, he has always acted like a kid.

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    4. Welcome Paul abi Jude.

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    5. How do you know she is not involved? They had their son 2008 and from this interview problem started 2007 so that's probably when she was pregnant

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    6. 16:46 stupid witch, you so want lola to be the problem...Nigerians and backward mentality, anything happens na the woman head. sadly even the women's self esteem have been so dragged in the mud that they treat their fellow women worse than the men...shiooor

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  5. Ha, are they still on this? not in this 2021 please.

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  6. Just like when a marriage breaks, each party will always look for a way to present themselves to be the peacemaker and the cheated, somehow. We should just admit to the fact that people have their limits, once reached, there may not be common ground again. Like I don't ever wish to come back with my ex again, no matter how much of a new leaf she has turned. On to the next level.

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  7. This just means the problem was not the wife, so people should stop blaming the wife.

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    1. Exactly.
      Because the way Lola's name was being dragged up and down makes one begin to wonder if she follow for P square.

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  8. I don't even know who cares 😏😏😏😏😏

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  9. But this interview isn’t necessary, we knew p square as a group, trying to sound like you made the group isn’t right, the dance from psquare also made the group really unique, I remember from the music roll it. When one feels he’s better than the other, problem will arise, I have listened to a couple of songs from Peter after the break up, and even though Paul’s songs are really interesting, it’s kinda same tune while Peter has been diversed and can break grounds too, I am just irritated with these two, twins fighting each other. Shior

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    1. And i guess Peters uncountable interviews, endless ig and tweeter rants and evil PR stunts to paint his brother evil were all very necessary Okwa ya? Has Paul ever talked about their ish before? Even when he's asked, he'd just shut them up by telling them he's never discussing his family issues to anyone especially not for the public . Why would anyone have a problem with him talking about the tiniest bit of it for once?
      And please, where in the write up above did it "sound like he's making it seem like he formed the group"? For all we all know, Dude just stated facts that the clean minded and unbiased Nigerians already are aware of. He didn't even reveal too much, he still was very selective with his choice of words. Love your Peter in peace and stop stylishly trying to paint Paul bad because we won't allow that happen right under our nose and eyes.

      Nice one Nonso nwa, got mad love and respect for you. Long live the Okoye brothersπŸ™.

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    2. Dear chisom, stop clowning abeg😩

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  10. Their decisions... Whatever makes them happy....

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  11. Media won't allow them to rest. Always asking same question. They say dem no wan do again. Is it by force. No wonder some people prefer to die in a loveless relationship.
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    Lovelace

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  12. This is the first time I'm hearing Paul's side of the story. It seems he's trying to make it clear that it has nothing to do with Lola

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  13. Protecting your family and destroying someone else...why are you fighting Lola...hate Men that exchange words with a woman

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    1. I was there ooo. Lola was always encouraging Peter's delinquency. That's why they hate her. He made him not to be focused. If Psquare was up to peter, e for don crash sinceeeeeee

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    2. Una go just open mouth and be waaing any how. You guys won't perish this particular talk now abi? Lola was a perfect angel and a Saint but they all didn't like her. And she did absolutely nothing to Paul and Jude but they all don't like her for their own "BLOOD". Is it not because Paul and Jude aren't exposing anyone or opening their own mouth too to waa like their other brother does? This was how y'all talked shit about Jude because of the lies Cynthia Morgan told about him but changed narrative when Jude decided to open his mouth and talk for once. Make all of us leave that thing biko. And to anyone that'd bring up the old tribal card that no one is buying anymore that might feel the need to perch under this comment to blab about Lola not being Igbo, what's my own? Talk your shit. We should all move on from this matter especially now that the actual subject matters are all doing well and has moved too.

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    3. Chisom, why are you so bothered? Are you on Jude's payroll?

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    4. Again Chisom, stop clowning. Unless you are part of the Okoye family, I mean the three. Three full grown men dey fight and people are blaming the woman? The society never gets tired of blaming the woman for anything the man does.

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    5. Bluee have you thought Chisom could be a member of the family?

      I am a woman but I avoid my fellow women as much as possible.

      Please, some women could be devious! These women unleash the evil in them in marriage. Like the devil they are subtle and disguise as angel of light.
      They know how to whisper suggestive evil to ruin families like the serpent did to Eve in the Garden of Eden.

      That's how my uncle's wife tore close-knit siblings apart and sent my uncle to an early grave. Now she is paying dearly for it in abject poverty.

      In fact, the problems of this life started from woman and continues with women.

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  14. Paul has never really granted any interview concerning their breakup. I do hope they'll find and make peace and let love lead.

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    1. Mrs A.E, but he has openly insulted his brother's wife twice? Abegii

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  15. Amin 14:57 God bless u. Stressing so much he is d singer forgeting Psquare wasn't just about songs. It was a whole package. D dance was a unique part of d group. It is d reason he Mr singer is not doing so well on his own. Neither is the dancer doing as well on his own either. The combination with Peters energy made d buz. From what he said here I can imagine how he must have been running it in for d other guy to know he is d oneholding d group whilst downplaying the other person's input. All shades of wrong Mr. have u seen Psquare Azonto, Personality and co? And you doubt your brother's importance in the group? ok o

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    1. I read this , and I didnt see him diminish anyone. He just stated facts

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    2. Did we read the same article? He didn't diminish Peter's role. He mentioned that their plan was Paul was in charge of singing, Peter handled the dancing aspect and stagecraft, while Jude was their manager and he directed their videos. In order words, the three of them were PSquare. However, Peter wanted to dabble into the singing and fire Jude who was part of them which in my opinion is unfair considering how they started.

      It's better they went their separate ways. Peter should stop playing the victim and tribal angle i.e. insinuating it's hatred for his yoruba wife that made them split.

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    3. You only biasedly saw the stress on him being the singe. What you read up there, is it not what even a blind or deaf Nigerian already knows? Why so pissed at the unadulterated truth? Peter for once only talked about the things we already know and you're this pissed and uncomfortable, what then will you do when he or Jude decides to do a tell it all interview? And hey you mr/Mrs lair, Paul is doing marvelously great on his own. Bye!!

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    4. Anon 15:54, Tnk u ,I love whoever can sing & dance at d same time, especially d dance part. Ds is why I love late MJ, Usher, Chris Brown, can’t remember their names, except I go back searching, then Teckno, Yemi Alade, Angelina kijo ( hope I got d spelling) & others I can’t remember now. I love stage craft a lot, so if u can dance to a razz or meaningless song, I get entertained. Peter made me always glued to their songs, watching him & his dance crew.I can’t forget Azonto , E no Easy, Personally, Do me, Get Squared Album, when they just started, & more. I love Peter’s stagecraft & charisma .

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    5. yes we loved his dancing and all that, but Paul here is making it clear to all of us that he didn't have a problem with having his twin in the group but his problem was that he wanted more, to leave his dancing for singing which wasn't the essence of the group. the dance was good but peter obviously wanted more.

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  16. Anon 14:57 God bless u. Stressing so much he is d singer forgeting Psquare wasn't just about songs. It was a whole package. D dance was a unique part of d group. It is d reason he Mr singer is not doing so well on his own. Neither is the dancer doing as well on his own either. The combination with Peter's energy made d buz. From what he said here I can imagine how he must have been rubbing it in for d other guy to know he is d one holding d group whilst downplaying the other person's input. All shades of wrong Mr. Have u seen Psquare Azonto, Personality and co? And you doubt your brother's importance in the group? ok o

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    1. But Paul is the singer. Is that disputable? 🀷‍♀️

      He said it's division of labour. Peter dances and coordinates the stage craft. Jude is their manager and directs their videos. THESE ARE FACTS OF EACH PERSON'S ABILITY & CONTRIBUTION TO GROUP!

      In an organisation, all team members contribute to achieve the set goals.

      You CANNOT COLOUR THIS INTERVIEW BAD in anyway.

      It's clean and straight to the point.

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  17. He need not spill backroom information like that to the public. Saying he sings why Peter dance is like discrediting Peter's role as a singer in the group. Does anyone cares who sing or dance? Psquare is what people care about.

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    1. He just stated facts. Peter doesnt sing. Everyone knows that. No be shame something

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    2. Anon 16:26 no need going to reply people up and down. We know what we read up there. This wasn't just him stating facts but obviously downplaying d dancing bit. And yes...that's wrong. We need to point out d fact Psquare was what it was cos of d package

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    3. Anon if peter doesn't sing,the one he's doing now is what? Make una dey fear God.

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  18. The day you twins will breath your last and you don't make peace with each other, that is the day you will both understand how the devil deceived both of you!!!! I have seen videos of Peter apologising and taking responsibility for the split but I don't know if it's genuine and I have also seen Paul accepting the apology but his outburst after Lola's post made it seem he isn't over it yet. Hmmmm I have been exposed to situations that I thought I'd loose my life and honestly eh, when death stares you in the face your money and properties don't matter one bit, all that matters is your mind, your heart, your spiritual life, if you made peace with God, that's all that matters. Where you will spend eternity is what matters after this life and it's very important for us to be wise. Paul and Peter make peace with each other because it's very obvious that despite all you have been blessed with, not being at peace with each other is still eating you two up. Anger, pride, self idolization, hatred etc is not of God but of the devil. Both of you be wise because there's no guarantee of how long you will live.
    May God help two of you in Jesus name Amen.

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    1. Which apology video? Abi is it the song he snag that insinuated his brothers wanted him to physically abuse his wife or his comments on the Cynthia Morgan issues that turned out to be lies or the video he had filmed of his brothers when they were quarrelling in Keyamo's office, not to talk of the numerous interviews and posts he had done against his brothers? Abeg rest

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    2. 17:08, may your days be a long and happy one on earth.

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    3. Anon 16:08
      Let me add "unforgiveness"
      Thank you for the write up

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    4. Very well said. Amen.

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  19. Ada Eji Eje Mba 130 January 2021 at 16:11

    You are the singer and he is the dancer, yet all the songs y'all sang together was a hit. He normally sings verse two and chorus while you the do the first verse, that's him giving you the respect you deserved. But hammering on the singing and dancing part makes it sound like he was doing absolutely nothing.
    If you were that good of a musician alone, why ain't you making lasting hit since the split? Peter's ALINGO is a better hit than all the songs you've sang since after the split, combined.

    You want to respect your family but you had the nerve to come on social media to bash Lola, your own brother's wife. I don't blame you, I blame Lola for trying to keep the already scattered family glued together as the first and eldest wife.
    Peter if you read this, ignore him, he wants to use you to promote that flop of a song he did with Yemi.

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    1. First, Alingo was a PSquare song, not Peter's. Paul wrote the song, Peter was in charge of the dance. Has Peter had any lasting hit since they split?

      Second, Paul's songs are way better hits than Peter's. Check number of views on Youtube. Remember "Reason with me", "Nkenji keke", "Fire fire"?

      Third, you call a song that has crossed 6M views on Youtube a flop? Ha! Besides, the song was released over a month ago. On the other hand, Peter has been using sentiments to hype his songs, reminding people of their issues before their release.

      Fourth, on bashing Lola, yes it's childish but you cannot be ignoring me in real life and forming love on social media. Nobody likes that.

      Hate with sense.

      My opinion is that both brothers should move on and bury the hatchet at least for the sake of their kids.

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    2. Anon 17:18,
      Yes, all his hit songs are a flop if you compare it to the psquare brand.
      His songs are better than Peter's I agree but they lost. The both of them

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    3. Anon 17:18, exactly. I never even listened or know what or how their diff solo songs sound like . Did any of them hold it down on d charts , compared to when they were together? We saw them being number one, even in Africa until we got tired & yearned for other artists to takeover. Na dis loss & they know it.

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  20. Is that why rude boy no dey make better dance videos. Well even u don’t sing together.,make up before one of u dies . Uwa na pawpaw oo

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    1. Rude boy stopped dancing when he had an injury...
      He dance perfectly..
      Go and watch their old videos..

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  21. People should call a spade by what is. Enough is enough nobody want to Know how important you were in the group. Family above everything. Look at AY and his siblings , I am sure they have their difference but they always put up a United front.

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    1. Lol. But y'all where interested in knowing how he and Jude hates and insults Lola? How come una no dey interested in knowing what is already crystal clear enough? Lol. The day Paul or Jude will throw family values away and talk, wetin una go come do? Na wa.

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  22. Two professional singers become two up and coming artists. Now una money don cheap. Instead of una to Dey headline shows, una go Dey open shows for small boys. Igbo man without sense, disgracing the Igbo nation. Chukwu aju.

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    1. No mind them. Dey fall my hand. As long as Jude is in that biz, they can never reconcile.

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  23. Trying to discredit Peter's input in the group shows how pety you are Paul . Personally by Peter is far better than all the songs both of you have sang together.

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    1. And you love P-square o, lol. They're both great and legendary on their own. But pray tell, how's Peter better than Paul? Nne chill you hear? He just stated the facts that we all already are aware of.

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  24. Life is short, ANYONE can go at ANY age!! Always remember that! Say what you need to say while the person is still around, so there are NO regrets in the future when they aren’t around!

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  25. I know a very unhappy guy I keep telling him that life is too short don’t postpone your happiness we can leave at anytime. Tomorrow is not promised. Don’t wait for perfect situations to be happy be happy regardless.

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  26. Sometimes it's still like a dream, it's still unbelievable to me that Peter and Paul could do this to themselves. How can you work so hard, build a brand that big, an empire that mighty and destroy it yourselves? You know there's no winner in this fight. Whatever you are making now is peanut compared to what you made as a group. More money plus peace of mind.
    Shame on you Peter, shame on you Paul, shame on you Jude. Shame on the three of you for allowing the devil come in between to destroy you guys. If you think it's only good music that made you guys very successful then you are mistaken. I always pay attention to your sides of the story, useless and baseless points. As far as I am concerned, there's nothing serious that I have heard or read that should make you destroy Ur empire and brotherhood. For so many of your fans, it was the love and unity you shared. You always talked about how anything affecting Peter somewhere else affects you, does it not happen again? Peter, does it not happen to you?
    The both of you know that you don't have peace. Being a crazy psquare fan for years, I know how much the both of you loved yourselves, what happened? What is so hard to forgive? What of your children? Have you thought of what happens when you are no longer here? Paul, for u to come up with this interview, you know you are still hurting. I have FF this whole thing and have noticed that you have not for once bashed yourselves and it makes me know that there's still love but it's shielded with pride.
    Don't wait till it's too late. Make up while you still can. This thing you see as little can cause enemity between you, your kids and their children forever. A word is enough for the wise

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    1. Bluee, very sensible submission there, not d comments explaining to us how they know them to their village & who’s at fault. Ds is how to advise & settle two warring parties, especially theirs. I don’t even want to know who’s d devil here. Both of them are crazy, bcoz they broke me when it happened newly. Can’t forgive them.

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  27. I've always seen two ppl singing and two ppl dancing and the the two ppl produced the best entertainment as far as hip hop in Africa is concerned - my opinion. It's never been the same thereafter. If they feel more comfortable apart, then continue so, for the sake of peace but bear in mind that ur fans generally prefer u as 'Psquare' and even before that, as true brothers.

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    1. Exactly, nobody cares about who sings or dances. All we saw was team work, talent and creativity from both of you. You guys were doing well. Some of your fans can't even tell who is Peter or Paul.

      None of you is better, more talented or more important than the other. With team work it is "we" and not "I".

      Hopefully you guys will reconcile someday and realize it wasn't worth it.

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    2. Tnk u Abroadian. I love peace makers , not gas lighters. None of them was more important than d other & it has played out in their present individual efforts. I’ve even forgotten they were my favs , talk less of being musicians

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  28. Anon23:06, bless u. Paul , clap for urself. For ur mind , u finished Peter. Just listen to urself , even d journalists would be shaking their heads in utmost disappointment for ur utterances . Singer kor, dancer ni.

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  29. Please, leave them to stay apart. Sometimes, this forced coming together does not foster peace but destruction.

    That's how some people in some families pretend to be at peace but go behind to use voodoo to destroy their siblings or their siblings' children because of unhealthy rivalry.

    Remember Cain and Abel. 🀚

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  30. Abegi the should allow the matter to rest

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