What is Peter Okoye net worth or the net worth of Mr. P?
Peter Okoye is an award winning Nigerian singer, song writer and actor who is better known as Mr. P. In this article you will find out about Mr. P net worth, who he is and how he rose to fame.
Mr. P net worth and biography
|Date of birth||November 18th, 1981|
|State of origin||Anambra State|
|Place of birth||Jos in Plauteau State|
|Net worth||$16 million|
|Source of wealth||Music, Modelling, Brand deals, Concerts, Tours|
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Who is Mr. P?
Mr. P whose real name is Peter Okoye is an award winning Nigerian musician, song writer and actor, born on November 18th, 1981 in Jos in Plauteau State, Nigeria.
He was born into the family of Josephine Okoye and Mazi Moses Okoye. Mr. P has a twin brother known as Rudeboy (his real name is Paul Okoye). Feel free to also check out Rudeboy net worth.
The twins’ siblings are Jude, Mary, Tony, Lilian and Ifeanyi Okoye.
However, Peter and Paul Okoye are from Ifite Dunu, Anambra State, Nigeria.
Mr. P and his brother (Rudeboy) attended St. Murumba secondary school, a small Catholic school in Jos, Plateau State Nigeria. In 1999, they applied for admission to the University of Abuja to study Business Administration.
They joined a school of music and drama club, where they started dancing, singing and performing songs of popular artist like MC Hammer, Bobby Brown and Michael Jackson.
Peter and Paul formed their own group, called “Double P”, “P&P”, and “Da Pees”, until in the long run they settled for “P Square” as the name of their group.
As you read on, you will find out a brief history about the group.
In 2013 Peter Okoye and his girlfriend, Lola Omotayo welcomed their daughter Aliona in a San Francisco hospital in the United States. However, on the 17th of November, 2013 they both got married at the Ark in Lekki, Lagos, Nigeria.
Mr. P career
He rose to fame in the 2000s as a member of the P-Square duo with his identical twin brother Rudeboy and in 2021 was awarded with an honorary Doctorate degree from ESCAE University in Benin Republic.
In 2017, a disbandment of P-Square was made and both band members parted ways. Mr P first dropped his solo single titled “For My Head”, “Cool It Down” in 2017.
In 2018 Mr. P collaborated with Nyanda of Brick & Lace on a song titled “Wokie Wokie”.
In 2021, Mr. P founded his own record label called PClassic Label, the label has signed Nigerian activist and disc jockey DJ Switch and in 2021, he released a 16-track debut album titled, The Prodigal which featured Tiwa Savage, Simi, Teni, Wande Coal, Tamar Braxton, Singah, Mohombi, DJ Switch, and OvieKelz.
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On June 16, 2016, Mr P was made a Kia motor ambassador. Mr. P was also made a brand ambassador for Olympic milk, produced by Nutricima limited.
Peter Okoye founded a reality TV show named Dance with Peter which was sponsored by Globacom Telecommunication Limited.
In August 2021, he was unveiled as the brand ambassador of Adidas, a manufacturing company that deals with shoes, clothing and accessories.
Now let us take a look at Mr. P net worth.
What is Mr. P net worth?
The net worth of Mr. P is estimated to $16 million. He makes his money from music, concerts, tours, brand deals and promotions. It is worthy to note that he is one of the most followed Nigerian celebrities on Instagram.
Is Mr. P married?
Yes, Mr. P is married to Lola Omotayo. They both got married at the Ark in Lekki, Lagos, Nigeria on the 17th of November, 2013. Omotayo is a marketing representative.
Public figures who attended the wedding include Aliko Dangote, Emmanuel Adebayor, Kate Henshaw, Genevieve Nnaji, Rukky Sanda, Folorunsho Alakija, May D, Toke Makinwa, Dr SID, Don Jazzy, and Karen Igho among others.
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Mr. P children
The couple are already parents to son Cameron and daughter Aliona.
Who is richer between Mr. P and Rudeboy?
Mr. P is richer than Rudeboy if we decide to make use of their brand deals. However, If we make use of their net worth, it will be difficult to determine who is richer among the duo.
History of P Square
P Square is a Nigerian musical duo consisting of the twin brothers Peter Okoye and Paul Okoye.
The first form an a cappella quartet called “MMMPP” (M Clef a.k.a. Itemoh, Michael, Melvin, Peter and Paul) with their siblings.
Drawing inspiration from their music idol Michael Jackson, they began break dancing, formed the group called “Smooth Criminals” in 1997.
They dropped M Clef from the group “MMMPP” which later was changed to “MMPP”. Their artistic talent and precise dance routine soon made them household names in the city of Jos, where they performed at school functions and other occasions.
Later in 1999, Peter and Paul returned to music school to develop their skills on the keyboard, drums, bass and rhythm guitar. Their work includes the soundtracks for a number of films like Tobi, Mama Sunday, Moment of Bitterness and Evas River.
Later in 1999, they applied to the University of Abuja to study Business administration. The Smooth Criminals disbanded when its members left to various other universities. Subsequently, Peter and Paul formed their own group, variously called “Double P”, “P&P”, and “Da Pees”, until they eventually settled on “P Square”. They were managed by Bayo Odusami aka Howie T, a seasoned concert promoter and the CEO of Adrot Nigeria Limited.
In 2001, “P-Square” won the “Grab Da Mic” competition, and hence Benson & Hedges sponsored their debut album, titled Last Nite, which was released under Timbuk2 music label. P-Square was also nominated as “Most Promising African Group” in the Kora Awards three months after the release of their debut album. They eventually won the 2003 Amen Award for “Best R&B Group”.
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In 2005, they released their second album, Get Squared under their own label, Square Records. This album was marketed nationwide by TJoe Enterprises, although they were still managed by Howie T of Adrot Nigeria Limited. The video for the second album held the No. 1 position on the MTV Base chart for four straight weeks.
The group performed with artists like Ginuwine, Sean Paul and Akon. Late in 2007, they released their best selling album so far, Game Over, which sold 8 million copies worldwide.
In 2009, P-Square released their fourth studio album, Danger. The album features collaborations with 2 Face Idibia, J Martins and Frenzy. The first single called “Danger” is a hip hop song with cutting synths and a frog bass baseline similar to an Eminem song. The video affirms this with the presence of clowns and staggered movements in front of the camera reminiscent of comical videos by Eminem. They are also known for the close resemblance which the twins have to American R&B singer, Usher Raymond.
On 4 April 2010, P-Square were named the Artist of the Year at the Kora Awards in Ouagadougou, Burkina-Faso while they were in London for a concert at the Troxy, and they will receive a sum of $1 Million Dollars as the award winners, in Ebebiyin City.
On 29 August 2014, P-Square released a single track featuring a top American Artist T.I. which P-Square titled Ejeajo produced and co-written by VTEK, EjeAjo official video featuring T.I. was also released 29 August 2014 on both TV stations, Radio Stations and Web blogs.
On 14 September 2014 P-Square released their 6th studio album titled Double Trouble.
On 8 October 2015 P-Square were given Range Rover SUVs from Globacom as Glo Ambassadors for their sponsorship of the #DanceWithPeter TV Radio entertainment programme. The programme brings dancers from around the world to showcase their talents for prizes.
On 24 February 2016 News of how Globacom decided not to renew its Ambassadorship deal with the duo, albeit renewing the contract with other Ambassadors hit the news. This was as a result of a fallout between the company’s representatives and Peter, one half of the P-Square twins during the grand finale of the Dance with Peter talent hunt show.
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Controversy between Mr. P and Rudeboy
The duo were reported to have handled most of their production/beat making in house. The band has been faced with many controversies for their habit of sampling western songs and popular hits in their records.
They have addressed the issue many times in interviews as well as in the lyrics of their songs. Technically speaking, P Square does more in the line of reconstructing the drum patterns, chord progressions or lyrics of the sampled songs as against actually cutting parts of the song and directly sampling into their production. This accounts for the largely electronic feel of their sound.
Some of the songs which have been called up on this account include “Get Squared”, “Game Over”, “Danger” and others.
P Square attracted headlines because they reportedly turned irate when they were notified by organisers in the middle of their performance at the Guinness Show about some change in plans which would affect the length of their performance, and that of the next act, 2 Face Idibia.
As reported by a news site vanguardngr.com, the info apparently stirred up resentment as Peter immediately said “I don’t know why, anytime a foreign artiste comes to Nigeria, they (show organizers) wanna treat us like slaves in our country”.
Although initially they continued their performance but midway through, they threw their microphones to the ground and angrily stormed out of the stage saying, “We are leaving; they don’t want 2face to come on stage.” They were said to have immediately left the premises of the show, but after intervention of the show organisers, they came on stage later with 2face for a performance, but later on received an apology.
The duo had a difference in opinion regarding what Peter perceived as a lopsidedness in individual input of songs which was getting featured on their joint albums with Paul getting a lion share of his songs selected. This led to Peter refusing to do anything associated with the name “P-Square” for weeks. He later relocated with his wife and kids from the mansion they shared. A lawyer was involved to help split their fortune as they were both involved in joint ventures over the prior years.
In January 2014, the Okoye brothers bought mansions next door to one another in Atlanta. The duo has gone solo and Peter Okoye now performing as Mr. P while Paul Okoye performs as Rude boy or King Rudy.
On 27 June 2020, Peter Okoye opened up in a video on his Instagram page how he and his wife contracted COVID-19. He then urged people to adhere to safety precautions highlighted by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, NCDC, to be safe from the COVID-19 pandemic.
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The brothers ultimately reconciled publicly on 17 November 2021, when they both hugged and shook hands at Peter Okoye’s home in Lagos. Peter’s wife and the duo’s older brother, Jude Okoye were also present and hugged each other as well.