P-Square loses mum as the pillar of wonder duo passes on

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Josephine Okoye

Mrs Josephine Okoye, the mother of the wonder twin in the world of pop music, Paul and Peter has died.

The lucky mum of P-Square fame, who was in her mid-sixties  died five hours after passing through a successful heart surgery in an Indian hospital at about 11pm (3am Indian time) last Wednesday.

Prior to her death, the deceased was a devoted christian and a church minister in Jos, Plateau State. She had been struck by a  strange heart which she had battled for some time now.

The late Mrs. Okoye was initially taken  and admitted at St. Nicholas hospital, Lagos, but when there was no assuring development on her health, she was transferred to another hospital in Kolkata, India, where she eventually died last Wednesday night.

Mrs. Okoye, who is popularly known as a major pillar and source of inspiration to the singing twin brothers (P-Square), had been in and out of the hospital for about four months before she eventually died.

She is survived by her Jos based husband, children; Ifeanyi, Henry, Jude, Lilian, Tony, Peter, Paul and Mary. She also had grand-children, one of which is Cameron, the son of Peter.

A condolence register has been opened in her honour at P-Square’s Omole Phase 1 residence. Friends and colleagues of the multiple award-winning singers have been visiting the house to commiserate with the Okoye family.

Some of the early callers in P-Square’s Square Villa resident lastThursday morning included their marketer, T-Joe, Flip Tyce, Samklef and Helen Paul-Bamisile.

Peter, a better half of the P-Square twin brothers, said their mother would be greatly missed, not just because she was their mother, but because she played a vital role in the success story of P-Square.

Paul and Peter Okoye

“You know that she was a prayer warrior, so I don’t need to tell you how she stood by us spiritually. Besides, she was the only one that believed in us when we decided to make a career out of music.

“I can remember that she used to sneak us out at night then to attend shows without the consent of our father who insisted that we must quit music to face our education,” Peter said.