Paul Okoye of the now defunct group, P-Square, has said he never left the group when his twin brother, Peter, opted out and that he moved on with his solo career after hanging on for two months to see if the fallout could be resolved. He made it clear in an interview with The Nation,
Paul said “I never left and I don’t know why people keep asking me that. It might be the fourth time it’s happening but I always wait. But this time the difference is that I did not wait. So I don’t have issues on that.”
Adding, Paul said the earlier days of their separation was strange to him because he had never performed alone but now he is used to it
“There was a bit of a breakdown when it happened and everyone was in shock because usually when things happen like that, I wait for almost nine months. But this time, I had to move on with my life and under two months, it became normal for me. It’s the same old thing. There’s nothing new. The only part I know is different is performing alone because at the early stage I wasn’t used to it but now, I am used to it”.
Reacting to comments made by some Nigerians that himself and Peter have become upcoming artiste since their breakup, Paul said ”Well, they know who they are referring to. Like I said, nothing changed. If you listen, it is the same thing you have been listening to almost twenty years so I cannot go and discover a new thing. We are in the internet generation so people can say whatever they want. I know people are angry but there are some things that you cannot say; that is why it is family. If somebody did not pull out what they pulled out, you won’t know about anything. That is not me, and like I said, I don’t want to say anything about it. You might be doing your job but I have to protect what I have to protect”.
Peter left the group in 2017. He accused his brothers, Paul and Jude, of consistent disregard for his creative input in Psquare. He also accused Jude of always threatening his life.