According to PSquare’s former manager, Howie T in a recent interview, there is only one condition on which the beloved Nigeria duo can end their disagreement and work as a team again.
Over the past weeks, PSquare have been making rounds in the news ranging from their family fracas to the breakup of the PSquare group and both brothers going their separate ways, flaunting new managers and releasing solo songs, well, it is safe to say that it’s been about the Okoye brothers all week.
In a telephone conversation with the former manager Howie revealed Peter’s side of the story, the issues between PSquare and Jude including what will ignite a PSquare reunion.
Howie was PSquare’s first-ever manager after they won a Benson & Hedges talent hunt in 2001. He managed the duo from 2001 to 2005, before Jude Okoye took over as the band’s manager.
Here are excerpts from his chat with Thenet.ng’s chief correspondent:
Well, the guys in question are adults, married with children, so I think we should respect their opinion. And the truth is, I believe they know what they are doing.
When I saw Peter’s Tweets, I called him and even went to see him to talk to him about it. He said Jude is the problem that he doesn’t have any issue with Paul’.
He told me that in a normal setting, a manager is supposed to be their employee and not the other way round, but Jude always uses his influence as their elder brother to boss over them.
He also said managers collect between 15 – 25 % of an artiste’s income but in their case they share everything equally and he’s not happy with that sharing formula’.
In my opinion I think Peter is just trying to prove a valid point. He told me that he turned down a show Jude got them in Finland and when they called them for the Dubai show, he told the organisers what it takes to get Peter and Paul, what it takes to get Peter or Paul alone’.
Secondly, things like this messes up an artiste’s creativity, Peter is a composer, dancer and singer, when they sit down to vote on songs that’ll make their album, Paul and Jude vote for more of Paul’s songs than Peter’s and these are the things that pisses him off.
It has gone beyond just beef now, there’s a lot of ego at play’.
In my opinion, for peace to reign, why can’t Jude just leave them alone, Peter has told me that if they change Jude today, there’ll be PSquare tomorrow and sadly the only person that can talk to them is their mother and she’s dead.