By Kazeem Kareem | Tues 23 Nov 15:30
The identical twin brothers who form P-Square, one of Africa’s most well-known Afrobeats groups, have reconciled, putting an end to a years-long rivalry.
The brothers are the most famous group and twins in Nigeria. Together, they’ve achieved some unparalleled success with many songs and collaborations and have become Africa’s wealthiest musical duo ever. But things came full circle when they fell out over a family feud and eventually split up in 2017.
Last Thursday, they shared a photo of themselves celebrating their 40th birthdays, letting their Instagram fans know they were back together.
It’s unclear whether the siblings will collaborate on new songs, but fans who have been celebrating their reconciliation definitely hope so.
They’re anticipating more singles like Do Me, Chop My Money, and Bizzy Body, which have propelled them to stardom across Europe and beyond.
MTV Africa honored P-Square Artist of the Decade in 2015.
The specific cause of the split has never been revealed, but previous attempts to bring them together, which included politicians, religious leaders, and other celebrities, have failed.
Since the breakup, they’ve released a number of social media posts implying that the fight implicated their wives and older brother, who also served as their manager.
“2 heads are better than one,” Peter and Paul wrote on Instagram on Thursday.
After they followed one another on Instagram, there were early rumors that the two might have ended their feud. An Instagram post of them hugging gained momentum on Wednesday, and with good reason as the video spoke volumes.
After the breakup of P-Square, both Peter and Paul went on to start solo careers as Mr. P (Peter) and Rudeboy(Paul); however, neither was as successful as P-Square.
For years, the duo had been dominating the Nigerian music market and were among the first to export their signature style – Afrobeats to other parts of Africa and abroad.
Their frenetic break-dancing routines added to their sold-out live shows.
Some of their major collaborations include artists such as Rick Ross, Diamond Platinumz from Tanzania, and Akon.
In 2011, they signed to Akon’s Konvict Muzik label, and a year later, they signed with Universal Music Group for distribution.
They won the Best Group award three times, as well as being voted MTV Africa’s Artist of the Decade in 2015.