See how big P-square would have been in Nigerian music if they hadn’t broken up.
P-square as a duo has created a legacy that can never be overlooked, no doubt, they have contributed so much to the Nigerian music industry, but how huge they would have been if they did not break up?
Nigerian Hip-hop twins, Peter and Paul Okoye of the popular stage name Psquare dominated the Nigerian music industry for many years.
Their split in 2017 got many fans hoping and praying that the twins will go back to making music together as one.
Even before afrobeat became widely accepted, their musical projects have literally broadened Afrobeats locally and a bit of international audience with the genre spotlight.
They have been placed on the verge of becoming a global powerhouse or reference, P-square was at the forefront of the culture alongside 2Baba as the mainstream musicians.
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Is their breakup affected how huge they would be now? Yes, No or maybe…let’s discuss
Over the years, they practically put in all their pains & struggles to come up with such world-class and timeless projects, introducing the first choreographic settings on stage to thrill the audience.
They practically bridge the gap between Nigerian music to foreign sounds, sampling hits songs from international pop stars perfectly, such as Celine Dion, Nathan, Harlem World, and Kelly Price.
Also, singlehandedly set the standard in stage performance, making it look more creatively appealing, at a point they were referred to Nigerian Usher and Michael Jackson, they evolved over time with different concepts, carving the map wonderfully even in the CD’s era.
Now, let’s talk about the effect of the P-square break up on the culture directly or indirectly even though they may not get the same buzz as their early career journey.
Divisiveness of fanbase
In the early 2010s, they were able to sell out various venues with huge numbers capacity, (5k, 10k, 20k) including sold-out stadiums in some African countries, thus making the culture gain more importance and relevance, this is what they can’t achieve in their solo career
Initially, as a duo, P-square was one of the most acts with the highest and biggest endorsement in Nigeria’s music industry.
they were first to hit a multi-million Naira deal with a telecommunications company (Glo), staying together would have to skyrocket them to the next level and thus a plus to the culture.
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In addition to engulfing international contracts, they were at the top of bridging international relations, with some features internationally, including T.I, Rick Ross, and others.
However, if they are still together by now, it won’t be a piece of news that international labels like Sony, Atlantic Records, Motown, Empire, etc, would be knocking on their doorstep, it’ will be also a great fit for afro beats.
In conclusion, P-square would have been the biggest artists in Africa if they did not break up