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Here's What We Know About P-Square's Absurdly Messy Breakup

Naija afrobeats duo, P-Square, are currently entangled in a messy breakup.

What exactly is going on with P-Square—or should we say, the Nigerian twin duo formerly known as P-Square?

News of the seasoned afrobeat group's breakup spread yesterday, and the story has only gotten messier since.

The two brothers, Peter and Paul Okoye, broke up before in 2016, supposedly over a disagreement about the role of their manger—their elder brother, Jude, reports the Native. They were able to patch things up however, even releasing two new songs together earlier this year.

Sadly, the reconciliation was short lived, as Peter reportedly sent a termination letter yesterday requesting to part ways with his brother once again. According to Premium Times Nigeria, Peter claimed that his brother was being generally uncooperative about matters relating to the group, and had even gone as far as to slander his wife and children on social media. He called for a cancelation of  their upcoming U.S. tour.

In the letter, Peter raises very serious allegations as he describes feeling as though his brothers posed a threat to him and  his family's well-being. "Me and my wife have been getting life-threatening messages and I fear for my life and the life of my family," he stated. Remember Jude has threatened to kill me and shoot my wife in the presence of Paul and Mrs. Imoke," he said.

Today, a video has surfaced via Linda Ikeji's Blog, appearing to show the brothers engaged in a physical confrontation during a mediation session at their lawyer, Festus Keyamo's, office. No actual blows are captured on film, however. The brothers can be heard aggressively arguing back and forth, and threatening to beat one another.

Is it wrong that we secretly hope this is just an overblown publicity stunt? We'd hate for P-Square's relationship to have gone this sour. Besides it being a disappointment to their many fans, at the end of the day, they're family.

Watch the unsavory video below.

 

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Reekado Banks Recalls The Carnage of The #EndSARS Protests In Single 'Ozumba Mbadiwe'

The Nigerian singer pays his respects to those lost during last year's #EndSARS protests.

Nigerian singer and songwriter Reekado Banks is back with a track that is as socially important as it is a banger. It seems fitting for the singer's first solo release of the year to be a tribute to his fellow countrypeople fighting for a country that they all wish to live in. The 27-year-old Afrobeats crooner has returned with endearing track 'Ozumba Mbadiwe', honoring the one-year anniversary of the #EndSARS protests that saw the Nigerian government authorize an onslaught of attacks on Nigerian citizens for their anti-government demonstrations.

The protests took the world by storm, additionally because the Nigerian government insists that none of the police brutality happened. In an attempt to gaslight the globe, Nigerian officials have come out to hoards to deny any and all accusations of unlawfully killing peaceful protesters. Banks mentions the absurd denials in the track, singing "October 20, 2020 something happened with the government, they think say we forget," in the second verse. Reekado's reflective lyrics blend smoothly and are supported by the upbeat, effortless Afrobeat rhythm.

In another reflective shoutout to his home, 'Ozumba Mbadiwe' is named after a popular expressway on Lagos Island that leads to the infamous Lekki Toll Gate where protesters were shot at, traumatized, and murdered. Although packed with conscious references, the P.Priime produced track is a perfect amalgamation of the talents that Reekado Banks has to offer; a wispy opening verse, a hook to kill, and an ethereal aura to mark this as a song as a hit. On "Ozumba Mbadiwe," all the elements align for Reekado's signature unsinkable sound to take flight.

Check out Reekado Bank's lyric video for his single 'Ozumba Mbadiwe'

Reekado Banks - Ozumba Mbadiwe (Lyric Video) www.youtube.com

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