Rudeboy a.okay.a. Paul Okoye: Richest Musician In Nigeria?

Paul Okoye, popularly recognized by his stage title Rudeboy is a Nigerian singer, composer, dancer, and performer.

He was once a member of the trio P-Sq. together with his twin brother Peter Okoye, often known as Mr. P. The brothers determined to disband and determined to pursue their respective solo careers later. 

Carry on studying to know extra about Rudeboy’s private {and professional} life.

Rudeboy – Early Life And Schooling

Rudeboy was born because the youngest baby in a household of seven on November 18, 1981. Though he was born in Jos, the capital of Nigeria’s Plateau state, he’s a local of Anambra State.

He turned well-known within the 2000s when he and his twin brother Peter Okoye shaped the group P-Sq.. Individuals all the time referred to him because the one with the dreadlocks to differentiate him from his twin brother.  

Rudeboy and his brother Peter collectively attended St. Murrumba Secondary Faculty, Nigeria. He then continued his research on the College of Abuja the place he started dancing and singing alongside together with his brother to cowl songs written by Michael Jackson, Bobby Brown, and MC Hammer. 

Rudeboy – Musical Profession

Rudeboy and his brother Peter started the P-Sq. as an Acapella group, taking inspiration from Michael Jackson’s dancing kinds, which they ultimately polished and used to schedule exhibits round Nigeria. Peter Okoye has a significant position in constructing Rudeboy’s profession as a musician. 

P-Sq. launched an album in 2005 named Get Squared on the Squared Report Label which incorporates the songs Busy Physique.  Their debut album, Final Nite was sponsored by a tobacco-producing agency and earned them a KORA Award Nomination. This track gained a substantial amount of reputation and was an enormous hit each inside and out of doors the nation.

Two years later, they produced a brand new massively profitable album referred to as Recreation Over with 8 million copies offered. Well-liked American musicians from all over the world seem on this album together with Akon in Chop My Cash, Rick Ross in Onyinye, and T.I. in Ejeajo.

P-Sq. has launched albums resembling Hazard in 2009, The invasion in 2011, and Double Hassle in 2014. 

Rudeboy and his brother Peter break up up in 2017 to pursue particular person careers within the music business. He printed his first two solo songs, Fireplace Fireplace and Nkenji Keke in 2017.

In 2019, his track Cause With Me obtained essentially the most views on Youtube in Africa. Rudeboy is the founding father of the music publishing firm Fireplace Division Inc established in 2019. In 2021, he printed Rudykillus, his debut studio album. 

Rudeboy – Finest Songs And Albums

Rudeboy got here to the music business alongside together with his twin brother making a musical duo, P-Sq.. The duo has produced greater than 85 songs up to now. Despite the fact that the group was disbanded in 2017 they launched two songs in 2022 as a reconciliation.

Listed here are a number of that P Sq. produced.

  • Final Nite (2003)
  • Get Squared (2005)
  • Recreation Over (2007)
  • Hazard (2009)
  • The Invasion (2011)
  • Double Hassle (2014)

The P-Sq. group was disbanded in 2017 and thus Rudeboy started to pursue his solo profession. As of 2023, rudeboy has launched greater than 10 single songs and an album. A number of of his hits are given beneath:

  • Audio Cash (2021)
  • Cause With Me (2021)
  • Nkenji Keke (2017)
  • Fireplace-Fireplace (2017)
  • Any individual Child (2018)
  • Double Double  (2018)
  • Chizoba (2018)
  • Yati-Yati (2021)
  • Tonight (2019)
  • Actuality (2018)
  • IFai (2018)

Rudeboy – Awards And Recognitions

The Headies, Metropolis Journal’s ninth Award present, Nigeria Music Awards, BET Awards, Ghana Music Awards, MTV Europe Music Awards, and Soul Prepare Music Awards are only a few of the honors Rudeboy gained whereas working with Squared Information.

Rudeboy – Private Life

Rudeboy met Anita Isama, his spouse, again in 2004, when he was a scholar on the College of Abuja. Anita was simply 16 then and Rudeboy was already 23. Later they began courting in 2006.

Earlier than the delivery of their first baby, the couple had no plan to get married. Their son Andre was born in 2013 in Georgia. In all probability due to that, Rudeboy proposed to Anita later that 12 months.

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In 2014, the couple acquired formally married. In 2019, the couple welcomed their twins, Nadia and Nathan. Sadly, the couple parted methods as a consequence of irreconcilable variations with one another.

Rudeboy – Internet Value

Rudeboy and his twin brother Paul Okoye have been thought of as two of the richest musicians in Nigeria earlier than their break up up.

Nevertheless, after splitting up, Paul Okoye now has a web price of roughly $60 million and can all the time be among the many richest Nigerian musicians. He owns vital actual property holdings in Nigeria along with a mansion in Atlanta, Georgia.

The key supply of his earnings is the music he produces. Aside from that he and his brother have been the model ambassadors of Globacom Telecommunication with their names in personalized autos. Rudeboy appeared in lots of commercials again when the P-Sq. duo existed.

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