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PSquare: Down Memory Lane

It’s been close to a week since Peter Okoye of PSquare released his first solo single marking an official beginning to a solo career after a fallout with his longtime partners and brothers. Together they boast of over 5 completed studio albums, and a host of other single releases.

In 2003, PSquare released their debut studio album called Last Nite under the Timbuk2 music label. The album saw them produce two hit songs – Igbedu and Senorita, with an epic video including a crash site and solid breakdance moves. We discovered PSquare for who they were; a singing and dancing duo.

2 years later, in 2005, PSquare dropped their second studio album and dare I say their greatest. Released by their own Square records, the album “Get Squared” was a hit. From “Story” to “Bizzy Body” and even “Bizzy Body Remix”, there is no doubt that this is the album that propelled PSquare to the top as they showed us more of the dynamic power of the blend of music and dance.

In 2007, the duo dropped the song that was on everyone’s lip, “Do Me”. The song which featured vocals from Waje was the biggest hit off their third studio album. The album also featured other songs which grew to become major hits as well, Songs like “No One Like You”, “Roll It” etc. The Game over album set a record in Nigeria as it sold over 1 million copies in the first week of its release.

A little while later came “DANGER! Wahala Dey”, their fourth studio album released in 2009. In 2011, Square released their 5th studio album – TheInvasionn. The album sold over a million copies in just the first four days of its release and it finally seemed like the PSquare were back on the standards they had previously set. The album included; “Do As I Do” featuring Tiwa Savage and MayD, “Bunieya Enu”, and “Chop My Money” with its remix featuring Akon.

For a while, PSquare seemed to be out but bounced back on the scene with a dance single called “Alingo”. Alingo was added to their 6th studio album – Double Trouble. Other singles released prior to the album and added as bonus tracks were “Testimony” and “Personally”; whose video was a tribute to Michael Jackson and even earned them a shout out from the Jackson family.

PSquare had since then continued to drop hit singles including “Bank Alert” and the latest one before the break up “Nobody Ugly”.

Evidently, the duo had a productive time making music together, producing some evergreen songs, as well as memorable videos and dance moves. Which is why we can’t believe they’re breaking up.

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David Nwaoha

Nwaoha David is currently studying economics at the University of Nigeria, Nsukka. He is a drummer and generally loves entertainment.

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  1. chioma

    27th October 2017 at 12:52 pm

    i wish them all the best….i Think its best if we respect their decision.

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