The Okoye brothers; Peter and Paul of PSquare fame, who have so far become one of the top richest musicians in African had a very humble beginning.
The Nigerian R&B duo composed of identical twin brothers recently recalled their grass to grace story and how it took them years to save their first million Naira.
According to them, “While we were living in Jos, we lived with our uncle and he gave us – Jude, Paul and Peter just one room to share. It wasn’t easy, we were squatting with a large family.
Somehow, we came to Lagos and after selling our stuff, we were able to rent a one-room apartment and you know we had no chairs but we did not care.
All we were after was how to market our music. Eventually, money started coming in but it was small, very small. For a while, we were angry that our names were being mentioned everywhere and peeps would see us to say, I just saw your music on MTV base”, meanwhile we had no TV to even watch the MTV base in our house”.
On their first one million naira, they said, “The first time we had one million naira we celebrated it. For a long while, all we could save was N850,000 and it was paining us. One day, however, we went for a concert and right there we were paid N150, 000, then it was big money. We immediately added it to the N850,000 and voila, we had N1million. We bought drinks to celebrate, we were glad that we were now millionaires.
To the upcoming artiste, you don’t make money immediately, it’s like you are investing in music and would reap later on”.
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