THENETNG spent sometime with him, in his Lekki-home, on Thursday March 17, having been invited by his new manager Olatunde Michaelsof Play Centre.
When we arrive, he’s sitting in a living room, with a young assistant keeping him company. He’s wearing a black face cap, ink patterned T-shirt, and a pair of dark blue jeans.
‘I’m okay man. Long long time’.
We hugged, tapped each other’s back, as I chose the seat next to him.
The last time I spent time with Peter Okoye, or indeed any member of Psquare was 8 years ago, before my ‘Spoilt Superstars’ article that truncated any relationship we thought we had.
When I last visited the Okoyes, they had just moved into their Omole home, in Lagos. We had breakfast and talked about everything – fromPsquare to PMAN and properties. Peter took me round the massive building, showing off a well-equipped studio, gym facilities and impressive decoration. They would later leave this house, for an even bigger mansion, nicknamed Square Ville, also in Omole-Lagos.
The Okoye brothers rose rapidly, from squatting with Howie T, a music promoter, in his Ilupeju family home, to living in a modest bungalow also in Ilupeju, before joining the big league and the millionaires club.
When we met on Thursday, it was in a Lekki court, where Peter andPaul, now married with children, live in separate buildings with their families. Peter tells me they’re moving any time from now, possibly to Parkview estate, in Ikoyi where, as it’s already public knowledge, they’ve been building their most exorbitant houses yet.
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