Kennis Music record label boss, Kenny Ogungbe, popularly known as Baba Keke, has advised Peter and Paul Okoye of the now defunct PSquare music band, to urgently resolve their differences, else, the raging rift could ruin their music careers. Kennis Music begs Psquare.
Ogungbe, the Chief Executive Officer of Kennis Music, gave the advice on Saturday in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria on the sidelines of the All Africa Music Awards 2017 in Lagos.
Kennis Music begs Psquare
NAN reports that news was rife on the breakup of the two music stars, 35-year-old identical twin brothers, Peter Okoye and Paul Okoye, after irreconcilable differences.
“They produced and released their albums through Square Records. In December 2011, they signed a record deal with Akon’s Konvict Muzik label. In May 2012, they signed a record distribution deal with Universal Music’s South African branch.
“On Sept. 25, 2017, numerous media outlets reported that the group was disbanded. Reports about a breakup surfaced after Peter reportedly sent a termination letter to the group’s lawyer. Prior to this report, the duo disbanded in 2016, supposedly over a disagreement about the role of their manager.’’
Ogungbe said: “The fighting between the P-Square will not bring out anything good; they are brothers and have produced over 100 songs, but they are fighting, it is going to affect their music.
“I don’t care about what anybody says, it is a bad development for them; they should settle whatever they have against each other. Most Nigerian musicians are very pompous and have no respect; they derive pleasure in fighting which always lead to their downfall.
“For me, I want all Nigerian musicians to be successful, that is what I want and pray for. They should succeed,’’ he said.
Ogungbe said that Nigerian musicians should do more to be heard and be reckoned with in the international community.
“The way I want Nigeria music to go is the same way you want Nigeria music to go. I want it to progress and beautiful. I want more artists to make more money, so that we can have successful artists; that’s my prayer for Nigeria music industry.
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“Most Nigerian musicians making waves now are not better than those in the remote, but they must do more to be heard. For me as a producer, I will pick those I know that can make wave and elevate me competitively, because there is a lot of competitiveness in the industry now,’’ he added. (NAN)