‘Marriage Has Changed Me, But Not As Psquare’

Two years after he got married to his baby mama, Lola Omotayo, in November, 2013, one half of the music duo, PSquare, Peter Okoye is poised to share his experience as a married man.

According to him, while marriage has made him to be more responsible, it has not, as a matter of fact, restricted him from doing what he knows how to do best on stage. 

He also bares his mind on a number of issues bordering on his career, music and fame…

What would you say marriage has done to you?:

Marriage has made me to be more responsible, in the sense that there are certain things which I am limited to do as a married man.

But I still remain who I am because marriage doesn’t restrict me from doing what I know how to do best on stage.

In a nutshell, I will say marriage has changed me as Peter Okoye but not as Psquare.

Are you working on any project at the moment?: 

We just finished recording our new album. We are still working on the videos though. 

One of them, Collabo featuring Don Jazzy has already hit the market. We are also preparing for our tour of US and Europe.

How is your newly signed artiste, Classic P doing?: We are still doing everything to promote him. We are not in a hurry to push his songs into the market. His songs will soon drop.

What are the things you consider before signing an artiste on your record label?: 

We look at your background and other essentials. We are careful in terms of selecting the kind of artiste that we want to sign on. 

We are not influenced by whether the person is wealthy or not.

Any challenges in managing the label?

My brother and I are managing the label. So far, we have not encountered any challenge. But it’s going to be more challenging to the artistes because we need to prepare them for what they are about to face.

Being accessible and friendly

We are still learners in the industry. You see, people believe once they hit the top they are not answerable to anybody but that is not so. 

We have managed to remain at the top because we pay attention to people’s comments on each  of our performances. Some will commend our performance while many others will criticise it. That’s where we measure our strength as musicians, learn about our mistakes and correct them where need be.

About our challenges and failure?

Remember I said we are still learners in this game, and that is our number one focus. 

As Psquare, we have failed a lot, but there is a saying that it doesn’t matter how many times you fall, it is about being able to get up after every fall.

The craziest thing you have ever done?

That was when we attended a night party some years ago. Some  girls were all over us and before we knew what was happening, they were kissing and romancing us openly. We had to run for our dear lives.

Most embarrassing moment?

It was when we were coming up. Some of our kinsmen walked up to us and told us that it’s high time we join them in the village and stop roaming about the streets as if we are not conversant with the tradition of our people. We felt embarrassed. We later adhered to their advice.

How often do you rehearse before going on stage?

Surprisingly, the only time we rehearse is when we are planning something new. For instance, the last time we rehearsed was in November, last year. And because we perform at shows all the time, every show is rehearsal for the next. 

So for us rehearsal is like food because we do it almost every day and we don’t joke with it because we give it our 100 percent.