Paul Okoye, commonly known as Rude Boy, is a Nigerian musician, composer, dancer, and performer. He was formerly in a trio with his twin brother Peter Okoye aka Mr. P known as Psquare until they decided to pursue their respective solo careers. This article discusses Rudeboy’s life, career, and other facts about him that you may not be aware of.
|Born:||18 November 1981 (age 40 years), Jos, Nigeria|
|Other names:||Paul Okoye|
Mazi Moses Okoye
|Net Worth:||$15.4 Million|
Paul Okoye was born on the 18th of November, 1981, and hails from Ifite, Dunu area of Anambra State of Nigeria, but resides in Jos, Plateau State, Nigeria.
He has a sibling who is a twin and his name is Peter Okoye (Mr.P).
Rudeboy is one of many siblings, including his twin brother, Jude Okoye, Tony Okoye, Mary Okoye, Ifeanyi Okoye, and Lilian Okoye. Rudeboy grew up in a huge household with other siblings, including his twin brother, Tony Okoye, and Mary Okoye.
In common parlance, they are referred to as “The Okoye Family” or “P-square Family.”
They are indigenes of Anambra State but the family stayed in Jos, Plateau State during the 1980s and 1990s.
Rudeboy attended the St. Murrumba secondary school in Jos, Nigeria.
in Plateau State Nigeria together with his twin brother, Peter also known as Mr. P.
Rudeboy joined a drama club and school of music where he started performing covers of songs produced by MC Hammer, Michael Jackson, and Bobby Brown. Together with his brother Peter.
They started dancing in the same school. He later went to the University of Abuja to study Business Administration.
Rudeboy, also known as Paul Okoye, has had a lot of success in the music industry with his twin brother. They started out as a cappella group and found inspiration in Michael Jackson’s dance skills, which they studied, perfected, and finally used to get bookings for their gigs in and around Jos, Nigeria.
They went on to produce an additional album named’Get Squared’in 2005 under the Squared Records label, which includes the song’Busy Body ‘. Psquare owned their first album, which was titled ‘Last Nite,’ and it was sponsored by a tobacco-producing corporation. This earned them a KORA Awards nomination. This song was a huge success both within and outside of the country, and it gained a lot of attention as a result.
Exactly, two years later, they published a still different smashing record named ‘Game Over’ and this was their most unfathomable selling album with around 8 million copies distributed. Big names in American music such as Akon, Rick Ross, and T.I. all contributed to this album, which included their songs such as “Chop My Money,” “Onyinye,” and “Ejeajo.” Notably, they have also published additional albums, such as ‘Danger’ in 2009, ‘The Invasion’ in 2011, and ‘Double trouble’ in 2014. The former album was released in 2009, while the latter two were released in 2011 and 2014. However, since he and his brother, Peter Okoye, went their own ways, he has been quite consistent in delivering interesting songs to his star.
- Rudeboy has active social media platforms such as;
- Instagram – over 7.3M followers @iamkingrudy
- Facebook – over 4.9M followers Rudeboy
On March 22, 2014, Paul “Rudeboy” Okoye wed Anita Okoye, a woman he had known since 2004 while they both attended the University of Abuja.
Andre, along with identical twins Nadia and Nathan Okoye, is the fruit of their union.
Awards and Nomination
During his time at Squared Records, Paul Okoye, better known as Rude Boy, won a slew of awards and nominations (including multiple Headies, City Magazine 9th Awards Show, Nigeria Music Awards, Channel O Music Video Awards, KORA Awards, BET Awards, Ghana Music Awards, MTV Europe Music Awards, and Soul Train Music Awards). However, he has not yet won any major prizes in his career as a solo performer.
Paul Okoye, also known as Rude Boy, and his twin brother, Peter Mr. P Okoye, were both ambassadors for Globacom Telecommunications and drove distinctively branded automobiles. In addition to his many delicious marketing commitments, he and his brother were Olympic Milk ambassadors. Yet, at the time of this writing, he has not been endorsed as a solo artist.
Paul Okoye (Rude Boy) and his brother Peter Okoye (Mr. P) were each worth $150 million before the breakup of the group, making them the richest Nigerian artists at the time. However, after the brothers divided their assets and properties as solo artists, Paul Okoye (Rude Boy) is now worth $10 million and will likely remain one of the richest Nigerian musicians forever. Among his collection of automobiles are a Mercedes-Benz, a Wrangler, a BMW X6, and a Range Rover. In addition to his Nigerian real estate holdings, he also owns a palace in Atlanta, Georgia, USA (not far from his twin brother’s castle) and a few other properties in the country.
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