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Peter and Paul Okoye, also known as P-Square have been at the forefront of the African music scene for a while. They played a significant role exporting the afrobeats music genre to the global scene partnering with artists such as Akon, Rick Ross, and TI. Here are a few facts you might not know about their journey to fame and success.

1. The group went through several name changes

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Inspired by Micheal Jackson, their dance group was first called Smooth Criminals, then Double P then P&P and Da Pees before sticking to P-Square.

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2. They belong to the top 10 richest musicians in Africa
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The twins recently purchased a 2 million euro mansion in San Francisco.

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3. Paul used to be an electrician
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According to an interview given to radio station Beat 99.9 FM, he used to “fix fans, boilers and electrical things”.

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4. Peter sold mangoes
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Peter preferred climbing in his school to steal mangoes and sell them.

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5. Because they look so much alike, the twins stopped dressing identically at the age of 13
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This is not a surprise for identical twins.

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6. They have totally different personalities
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Peter is more the club type.He writes the dancing songs. Paul is the lover. He prefers being discrete and writing the love songs.

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7. Paul changed his hairstyle because of Peter
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As a teenager Peter used to be a troublemaker, and people would mistake him for Paul. Paul consequently decided to look different than his twin.

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8. In 2010, P-Square won the Artist of the Year at the KORA All Africa Music Award in Ouagadougou, Burkina-Faso
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They received a $1 million prize.

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9. At first, their dad did not want them to sing
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He wished that his sons focused on their music. He later became their biggest fan.

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10. A talent show put them on the map

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They won the Grab the Music talent show. The prize was a keyboard that helped them produce several songs.

SEE ALSO: They Represented Africa At Word’s Most Anticipated Music Event. Click here >> 

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