SPOILT SUPERSTARS

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Around 8PM on Tuesday March 18, Peter Okoye, one-half of Psquare called me. I wasn’t surprised he was calling, and I had an idea what the subject would be. But I pretended not to know.

  ‘Ayeni I want you to tell me the truth. What is your opinion of what happened last Saturday?’  

Because I don’t like mincing words, I told him straightaway: ‘I’m disappointed in you guys. I think you are bad losers’.  

Before I go on, let me give you a background. ‘Last Saturday’ was hip hop world awards. ‘What happened’ was that Psquare did not win ANY award, despite having five major nominations. The pop stars were nominated for song of the year, best R&B/Pop album, Artiste of the year, best music video and album of the year. They lost to Olu Maintain, 2face Idibia, D’Banj, DJ T and Asa respectively.    But since then, the twins and their brother-manager Jude have been crying foul. In an interview with a Lagos-based journalist, Jude made the following comments: ‘That award should have been called Yoruba hip hop awards’. According to him the organisers simply gave awards to people of South-west origin, and I other cases, their friends or associates. Jude alleged that the video for Stylee, which won the Director’s award, was ‘trash’ compared to the video for Do Me, which he directed.    So Peter calls me up and asks for my opinion. My candid Opinion, dear Peter, is that Psquare are bad losers. That Psquare (and their brother Jude) need to enrol in Lagos business school for a course in public speaking. My opinion is that Psqaure are tribalists. And that the boys are just a bunch of spoilt, overrated, over pampered superstars.    

My opinion is that, as we all saw on March 15, Hip hop world awards 2008 was far from perfect. The organisers had their issues (like not starting on time, like nominating OJB for a song Omololu produced, like omitting Ruggedman’s name from the initial list of nominees for Best Rap album. Like not getting us our IVs on time!). But having served on the jury now for three consecutive years, there is one thing I know: the awards only go to artistes the judges deem deserving. In 2006, Ayo Animashaun, the executive producer did not even see the final list of winners before the show. This year, there was amplified voting, the log sheet are still intact. And in my opinion, any of the nominees could have won. For example, for Next rated category, GT the Guitarman could as well have won instead of Wande Coal. I think he deserves it too. But Wande Won and GT is not crying over the roof. Faze, an extremely talented singer came empty-handed and left empty-handed. The young man deserved to have won. Same for TY Bello, Lara George and others who were not so lucky this year. How come it is only Psquare (who in my honest opinion are a bit over estimated) that’s crying foul, playing the ethnic card, and behaving like nursery school kids deprived of ice cream and pop corn? To say the truth, for the video category, if DJ T had not won, I still believe Asa’s Fire on the mountain or TY Bello’s Greenland would have been a better choice, instead of Psquare’s Do me. Okay, so it was shot on 35mm. Tell me, what’s the concept behind the video, how does it interpret the song’s theme, what’s unusually creative about it? Jude okoye (and whoever he employs to do his videos for him) have a way with pictures. He has a way with clean, unblemished images. But that’s not all there is to a good video. There’s more.

But that’s not even the point here. Ladies and gentlemen, the point is: how come hip hop world awards was not Igbo hip hop awards when Psquare won five awards in 2006? How come the Yoruba acts didn’t suddenly start crying foul?   For a couple of desperate wannabes, who, earlier this decade were unsure of where their careers were going, I think Psquare have suddenly started taking themselves too seriously. And it hurts to think they’ll be playing the ethnic card at this stage. A Yoruba man (Howie T) discovered them and gave them their break. They won the B&H competition in 2000, living and schooling in the north, and when they moved over to Lagos, didn’t the Yoruba accept them with open arms?    Now, here’s a word of advice for Psquare: please hire a publicist so he/she can coat your words and help you make sense. Because, really, Like Kanye West, you guys have the right to complain if you feel cheated. But why leave the issues and throw up non-issues? What would you guys be saying next year if you win, say, five awards again? That you eat your words? Or that the organisers have ‘repented’?   

  

But then, maybe we should not even be taking Jude Okoye’s careless talk so seriously. Peter told me on phone, during our hour-long discussion that their brother was just speaking his personal opinion, and not necessarily speaking for the crew. But again, maybe we should. Afterall, we were together in London for the MOBOS in 2006. Psquare and Tony Tetuila were the nominees from Nigeria. They lost the award to Ghana’s Batman Samini. While Tony maintained his cool, Psquare went hay-wire, telling all that cared to listen, that Sheilla Okonji (AUMG boss, whose company sponsored the Best African act category) ‘gave’ the award to a Ghanaian. They said they were cheated, and were almost not on speaking terms with Sheilla for the rest of the trip. I spoke with Okonji the night after the MOBOs and she was willing to show me the log. The truth? Batman simply had more votes!   It’s bad enough to be bad losers. It’s bad enough to be so arrogant and so ‘high-up-there’. It’s bad enough to forget so easily that only a few years ago, you were some bunch of hopeless, helpless wanna bes, scorned by critics for lack of originality and illegal sampling. What Psquare and their manager should not do is throw their arrogance and amnesia in our faces. Show me an artiste that talks from both sides of the mouth, and I’ll show you an artiste who’s heading for disaster. Ask Eedris Abdulkareem.   Anyway, the lesson to be learnt in all of this is that, no award is any artiste’s birthright. I have been particularly mad that Akon did not get even one Grammy this year. Even in life generally, you win some and you lose some. You.Can.Not.Always.Win. Then whatever you do in life, it pays to be humble. Even if you’re not, you can at least pretend to be. (There’s a joke presently circulating about Psquare. Mind you, it is not fabricated. It happened at an airport. Some little kids walk up to them to say they love their music. Guess what their response was; ‘we know. People tell us all the time’) I’ve seen DJ Jimmy Jatt, 2face Idibia, Keke Ogungbe and D’Banj display an excess dose of humility. If Psquare can’t learn from these four gentlemen, maybe they should place a call to DJ Humility.   Having said that, I now have a few words for the organisers. I think the screening process should and must be made more transparent; the identity of the judges made public. I think the organisers should treat the talents they’re honouring with more respect. I think potential award subjects (like Sasha and DJ T) should not be involved in the awards. I think the accreditation process should be made less burdensome, and IVs should go out earlier. And I think the quality of production and content could be far far better. I don’t know about you, but me I haven’t seen any edition like the first one, in 2006.    Okay, and then one more thing they MUST as a matter of fact do next year: Give Psquare an award. I’m tired of seeing spoilt superstars sulking and crying like little babies.

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85 Responses to “SPOILT SUPERSTARS”

  1. stella dimoko-korkus Says:

    ayeni U.HIT.D.NAIL.ON.THE.HEAD!

    i love u style of writing and expressing yourself,u pass the message across so effortlessly and with lots of skill.

    kudos to u!

  2. thanks madam…

    how’re u and tha fam?

  3. Jogwu Adah Says:

    I’ve almost stopped reading news articles from the 9ja entertainment industry for lack of anything that resembles balanced writing. Ayeni, you make me want to change my mind when I read write-ups like yours.
    Someone needs to tell the truth and it’s great when we can hold the media responsible for that role. I hope those sorry sulking babies can learn practical lessons from these suggestions otherwise they’d better considered a different profession.
    Its remarkable too that you’ve detached yourself from the awards inspite of your involment to give such constuctive criticism.
    More grease to your elbows!

  4. Nice write up Ayeni…u can imagine d response to those little kids @ d airport.I can imagine wat D’banj would do if he was in their shoes @ d airport.Well na their wahala be that.Let them keep crying or they can go get sucker & put in their mouth to stop d tears…True about Sasha & DJ Tee.Ayeni u too bold.I love yur energy.Keep doing wat u do & Big ups anytime bro.

  5. Ayeni. This is a masterpiece. All parties addressed. Pqsuare and the organisers of HipHop World Award. Honestly I have never respected Psquare as artiste and it is annoying seeing them overrating themselves. They need a change of attitude cos as the saying goes, pride goes before a fall. The organisers too need to know that this is an award that affect the careers of all involved and need to take it more seriously.
    All said … Psquare try to sound more original (A line from Ruggedman’s hen hen)

  6. OMG I love pquare wish dere sorry ass was left out of dis wats with dem dis days dey need to go for prayers, they havent been dem selves since dey went to do d remixies and other videos last yr, wat do dey feel like………O.o like dey on top or sometin? hell no, ve heard dem in couple of interviews say psquare is more popular dan nigeria, psquare’s song is more popular dan d nigerian national anthem and stuffs like dat, guess dis guys dont in no way knw how to handle dere fame, they cant cant even make good sense in a 1 minute interview, I mean in Nigeria of today dat press gets appreciated the more on a daily basis, the heat song Do Me did a lot to bring dem bac to fame but here’s a case of a song where d title appeared 112 times…………den i realised wat trash i’m listenin to….i still cant stop listenin to it tho especially d last 1min of d song.
    Psquare needs to repackage dem selves, the problem we got here is they are overrated they couldnt win the mtv awards 2yrs ago cos they dont ve one second of originality in any of dere songs, same wit d present game over album times of get squared ve passed in Nigeria, then nigerians were hungry for good music and there’s happened to be d best of the worst then, I use to say sometin about naija development in every aspect we dont grow rapidly in 9ja we always jump from a place to like 5 steps forward so it is for wat is goin on d entertainment industy especially d music scene. How would psquare feel dey can run dere show alone making it a family affair I dont picture dem as some kind of Italian Mob or an American Gangster its music we talkin bout here and its not like dey d best n everyone is waitin on em, Nigeria is got better artists. What they need to do is get a proffesional representative to do interviews for dem, they need to get good producers on dere crew if dey dont want to go n spend money on good producers outdere and most of all dey need a better director and very very very good song writer cos dis guys spit bullshit on most of dere tracks. I love dis guys n ve bought a total of like 9 pquares album in countin if not more from dashin it out to loosing. I love dis guys but dey sure need to repackage dem selves no matter wat, they still got good voice each and they need to stop messing around and bullshitting about over a defeat dat is suppose to keep dem strong………..Kanye lost in mtv europe music awards hopin he would win d best vid category for a vid he said he spent 300,000 and said he would neva come to the awards again, he didnt fight over him loosing to whites in dat category 3 consecutive times and we all knw all d energy he puts in his videos not talkin of d big money and time he puts into makin dem, so dey should also stop being fucking tribalistssss. still a lot to say about dere fuckups but i need to go to bed damn its 4am

  7. Very well said Ayeni. Its so sad that Psquare didnt win an award let alone their childish act towards it. I was just getting to like and appreciate them till this moment. They still have a long way to go in growth; Maturity i mean.

    No doubt they had a good year; Very well produced songs and videos as well, but the truth is that there were other artists with good songs that didnt get awards as well. The only way to know a true winner is the way he reacts to a loss. Judging from this, Psquare and ur brother Jude are not true winners, but fortunate bunch of guys that just happened to win awards last year.

    Like Ayeni said … I wonder what they would say when they win 5 awards next year.

    Cheers

  8. Tosin Kassim Says:

    Well it is good to see that they care (playing the ethnic card asides). I completely agree with you though that there are ways of going about things and they seriously need to be cured from their self-delusion.
    Won’t it be funny tho if tho dont win anything next year as well.

    On another note though, I just want to say nice work bro,yours is about the only naija entertainment news article I ever read because you get unbiased and professional information……which Naija seriously need…Nice one

  9. Ayeni, happy easter!. I never liked Psquare one beat. What’s the message in their songs? Theirs are just dancable and that’s where it ends. Pride they say goes b4 destruction and I see these two heading there. I hope they get the message by reactions of Nigerians and apologise to all and sundry if not their sorry ass will be out of jobs, fan base and of course more media attacks until they become referals.
    Enjoy ur day jare.

  10. abiola aloba Says:

    if award dey easy to package,so one can easily give himself then i believe p qsuare shld just put one together to please their over pompous ego.i am one of those who has said it many times that they are over rated and that might just be becos the indutry itself is still at the growing up stage and there are not enough stars yet so we seem to over idolise the few ones we have.

    see these same kids like u have rightly said who were upstarts just over 2 years ago and some years back,when howie t was begging for them to be recognised,what shld someone like r kelly then do.i think d best thing to do to this group was what happened to them sometime last year in abuja,when thery entered a certain joint at ceddi plaza acting like stars hoping to get a standing ovation and fans frenzy upon been introduced and evryone just goin blank,i think this wld get them thinking.ayeni as always is a fantastic writer,so i am not suprised

  11. Time will tell……..

  12. […] Although P-square claims that their brother didn’t speak on their behalf , there is an indication of a battle line being drawn by the HiphopWorld Awards crew against the rnb duo who appear to treaten their credibility. without wasting any time,  Hiphopworld Awards responded to all allegations calling p-square “sore loosers”.. check out Hiphopworld Award’s response here. […]

  13. Stanley Orji Says:

    Am so very sad! Until now i had thought Hip hop like football is one big unifying force for Nigerian youths, but alas tribalisim has again reared its ugly head and is threatening to distroy the fledgeling hip hop industry
    That said, Ayeni I think like P Square you went overboard trying to make your point, while I agree that it was totally iresponsible tribalising the award, calling P Square overated is at best very hypocritic and unprofessional on your part.
    I beg that at all time we strive to play up those forces that unifies us rather than the divisive elements. while PSquare has the right to voice their disappointment at not winning, dismissing the outcome as partial and tribal scandalises the same awards they carted away two years ago as Ibo men. Methink like you rightly adviced they need a Publicist like yesterday! On your side Ayeni, calling them a bunch of unachievers and overrated(out of anger i suppose) puts your own professional integrity to question! As i can bet that before this you have written several tributes in their honour, unless ofcourse if you got paid to do that which i seriously doubt.
    That said, i urge caution on all sides and I want to believe that all this will be sorted out amicably not just for the good of the artist and awards, but for the sake of the growing Hip hop industry.

  14. Good one guys..and talking about humility, Did you hear D’Banj’s Response when he was asked about his award?..He said He didnt expect to get the award and only came to support his friend Wande Coal….Yeah he humbled himself and God Crowned him…Thats humility!!!!!!! and i love him for that.
    Before the Award, PSqaure Said they came to make history…(ie to pick up the five awards like they did two years ago)…how proud they can be……….I hope they knwo they are highly over-rated. Even the new kid on the block ( TIMAYA).makes danceable music with lots of meanings…New guys are doing great things in music now so they should better go and do their home work if they want to remain relevant in the music scene instead of crying over a loss…

  15. i’m not surprised at p’square’s dumb statement ’bout the hip hop world awards………they’ve always had this chip on their shoulders which has find its way into their heads……..jude who is older should have stapled his running tongue which has definitely ‘kobalised’ (add that to your dictionary) p’square. wat is the meaning of ‘do me?’ and wat in heck’s name is that ting they cald an album al about? they shuld av counted themselves lucky for gettin into the awards venue not to talk of bin nominated…….5 nominations?…….they dont even deserve that, yeah there were loopholes in the awards but the award organisers should be given credit on their initiative and performance though a good dose of criticism is cool too so as to make them do better come next year……..to pull such magnanimous(am i correct) awards in this part of the continent aint a joke. more grease to the elbows of all hiphop world staff, committee members, crew and organisers but u can do better, i believe in u guyz(not trying to sound nice cos i’m not, its d truth) and to the press, una do well, ayeni, u are surely the great, but u too blunt o, u have the mouth of a battle axe, all the same i envy your boldness and courage.
    and lest i forget, one more word to p’square, u guys should up ur game and stop licking ur wounds……una fit lick am sef but stop yabbing hiphop world……i’m an upcoming artiste too and i know wat d game is about……..wil be rit in ur faces soon……..feel me?

  16. Good Job Ayee!!
    For one thing I might have been away from home and much of what happens at home in terms of music and all …but the good stuffs certainly filters into my cocooned world …a friend from ireland sent me the p’squared album which i thought was a p’shit…
    good criticism from a professional angle is the litmus test of the art industry and its a good job that Ayeni you are doing just that….my sad thing is there arent much guys like you….but its certianly a starting point…the nigerian art industry is world renowed and i’m glad when i show my american friends the works of lagbaja, asa, even guys that did the crank dat naija boi. yahoozee these are great arts that makes me proud to be a nigerian ..not to now talk of the sense of nationalism that fills me when oyinbo poeple show me thier cocktail or Fela’s music …
    My wonder is in the words of the novelist who asked (pardon my forgetting his name) ….The beautiful ones are not yet born.
    Alas the beatyful ones are dying in naija music and the ugly ones are being born…well unless we put brush out the mouth of our souls so we can taste musics and art properly …or the same sense of lose in africanamerican music industry would fill us like a blanket….

  17. Shade Ladipo Says:

    Ayeni, your writing is still one of the best in Nigeria mainly because you are never afraid to speak the truth while constructively criticizing.

    P Square are sore losers….they also had the same complaint when they lost the MTV Base Awards (Even though they were up against Freshly Ground)…..They choose to believe that they are the most talented group since sliced bread and I think Hip Hop World Awards is to blame for recognizing their small talent in the first edition. They need to be schooled in the Art of being complete artistes….. I was right beside them at the awards and trust me they truly believe they were better than every single nominee they were up against… What EGOS!!!

  18. Ayeni, you are on point here jo!
    Look,I have not a fan of the twins,
    and they certainly did not win me over when I met them as well,
    the have not a chip but a bag of cement on their shoulders.
    You’ll think their Elder brother Jude has some common sense, to put his brothers and artists in Order,but no he going to blow up the whole thing some more!

    Why did hiphop nominate a song that only came out in December 2007 sef?abi Ayeni correct me.
    and even if they didnot win it, there are better ways to handle stuff, it called humility. so what about other Nominees that didn’t win? have they committed suicide?
    Over the weekend,I heard some retarded unprofessional radio veejay too, yarning some dust about why psquare didnot win now,yadayadada
    and this is shout to all other organizers of awards e.g Sound city awards, coming in a few weeks,beware o! because they might just burn down the place if they donot win.

    Pride comes before a fall,
    Psquare had better watch it,

    whats all this hullabaloo about sef?

    didn’t this ” do them” song just come out in December?

  19. Jude 'Engees' Okoye Says:

    I sincerely do not feel bad about the negative opinions from facebook users about Ayeni’s write up because it has been based on what Ayeni and Co have written about how psquare responded towards their not collecting an award from all nominations. It is good to note that you should never conclude a judgement before hearing from both sides. I am not going to make this an issue but I respect your opinions and I think that at this point I deem it necessary to let you know what took place after the award and how Psquare responded after the awards.

    I would like to ask some questions though before I lay stress on this conflicting issue at hand

    1. Why was PSquare never mentioned on HIP TV that they were billed to perform on the hiphop world award day when they have been invited from inception?

    2. Why was Psquare’s past winnings and footages not mentioned when they were showing the nominees of the 2008 hiphop world award with the past winners of same categories?

    3. HUMILITY: Talking about humility, why was Psquare the only ‘A’ listing artiste that attended the nominees party?
    Also under humility, after not winning any of the awards on that faithful day, Psquare was still called upon to perform, which they humbly went back stage for and got set ONLY for Sasha and Dakore to start giving vote of thanks, praying that everyone gets home safe, even as the hall got almost empty, they still called on Psquare to get on stage to perform which they still humbly did.

    Now tell me, what level of humility are you people talking about? Ayeni said something about kids and Psquare at the airport. This is the first time I am hearing this, likewise yourselves I believe. Was it something that happened recently, or something that happened in the past? The only time we were at the airport with Ayeni was in 2006 when we went to London for the Mobo awards. My fellow readers, as professional journalist that has guts as claimed, why was this not reported at the time it happened if it ever happened? why is it now? If Psquare can get on stage after not winning an award, and if Psquare can perform in an almost emptied hall discarded by the organizers vote of thanks, Tell me realistically if Psquare are capable of doing such at the airport.

    4. The Call: He claimed that Peter gave him a call. Ayeni was right. Yes Peter (Psquare) called Ayeni because he got back home from an award he went for with high hopes disappointed and decided to seek for advice from a supposed journalist friend knowing fully well from experience that other journalists and reporters would start trooping in for comments about the awards that they did not win because my fellow readers, whether you believed it or not, everybody (both in the hall and non attendants) were surprised that Psquare did not win an award from 5 nominations. Peter put a call to a supposed friend (Ayeni) to seek for his ‘candid opinion’ to enable him (peter) answer questions correctly when the press starts calling for comments and interviews.

    Fellow readers, even as I write you this, I am still confused on why the supposed trusted friend (AYENI) could answer Peters questions with such personal negativity on news papers and also on the internet.

    5. TRIBALISM: God knows I never tribalized the outcome of the hiphop world award. I was only against giving the best video to Stylee from DJ TEE. If ‘Do me’ video wasn’t good enough to be the winner in that category, was Asa’s video not good enough? if not, was Sasha’s video or Ty Bello’s not also good enough too? Why must they stoop that low to STylee? All these mentioned nominees are all yorubas. So why was I quoted as being tribalistic? They are the press; ( AYENI & AYO ANIMASHAUN) they own the print media so can as well print whatever they like .
    Secondly, best album of the year. And they said that the winner was Asa. If we are to believe that the criteria for winning is based on general acceptability like they said (HIPHOP WORLD AWARD COMMITEE), Tell me the honest truth, if you take a walk from door to door in your neighbourhood and take a censors count of Nigerian artistes albums in every 100 household, I bet that you would come out with an average of 10 Psquare’s ‘Game over’ Album, 10 2Faces ‘Grace 2 grace’ album and 10 Faze’s ‘Independent’ album. How many of Asa’s recent album ‘ASA’ will be picked? Taking a trip to the nooks and crannies of this country, north, south, east and west, where all these albums are believed were patronized, everybody can identify Psquare, Faze and 2face’s albums and can sing from track 1 to the last track. How many people including you can sing or identify all ASA’s recent album tracks? Talk of general acceptability.

    To conclude, if there should be any negative response amounting from this current issues, I think that all should be addressed to me, because from the day of the award till date, Psquare have not said anything concerning the outcome of the hip-hop world award. As far as I am concerned, this is all about a betrayal from a supposed friend whom Peter confided in as a publicist that is reminding us about what happened to Idris Abdul Kareem a fellow artiste whom they marred.

    IDRIS ABDULKAREEM: Hip-hop world magazine, designed Idris Abdul Kareem on the front page of their magazine with horns representing a demon forgetting that he is a brother that needs an advice and guideline to carry on with his career, as we all know that celebrity status easily gets into people’s head. Ayo Animashaun, the owner of the said magazine instead, portrayed him as a demon with two horns on his head on the front page of hip-hop world magazine. I bet that they are all glad now that he is no more in the music scene as he is supposed to.

    Is Psquare their NEXT TARGET?

    WHO GOD HAS BLESSED NO MAN CAN CURSE.

    Please go back and read what AYENI wrote about Psquare and make your judgement.

  20. Jude 'Engees' Okoye Says:

    Quote these words from AYENI’S write up……..

    THE CALL:

    PETER: ‘Ayeni I want you to tell me the truth. What is your opinion of what happened last Saturday?’

    AYENI: Because I don’t like mincing words, I told him straightaway: ‘I’m disappointed in you guys. I think you are bad losers’.

  21. chastedavirgin Says:

    Do me…i do you God no go vex… l pray they understand the lyrics …5 awards last year…million copies sold in 6days…delight of every events….screams by ladies and sumtimes guys…and now no award…ayeni try and b calm with the brothers … and pls p-square rememba everyday is not xmas…ayo next year publish the log sheet for voters and same apply to all award organisers… hip hop world award 3 is still the biggest any contender yet… lets see.
    http://www.panoramio.com/user/1412403

  22. chastedavirgin Says:

    assemble b4 the celebrity court both parties and would decide that both send apologies.pls lets caution this act soonest and noone should cause dispute btw ayeni,ayo and the okoye brothers.

  23. I had no idea that P Square’s surrogate/manager/brother said such a thing. Has P Square come out to try and ‘calm the waters’ over this statement? They really should. There are enough issues with tribalism and division in Nigeria, we don’t need entertainers deepening the problem.

    Nice post!

    NIGERIAN CURIOSITY
    IT WAS SO MUCH EASIER WHEN I ONLY HAD ONE…

  24. this is getting too far beyond all resonable doubt…….!

  25. This is getting too far beyond all reasonable doubt…..!

  26. I got a call from one of encomium’s big guy who had read my comments on ayeni blog and was seeking my opinion on the award and I quickly responded with the same comment I made on the blog; read it on ayenithegreat.wordpress.com and I told him I was going to speak about Award_name_maniacs (craze that comes with awards…)

    Since 2007 when I got acquainted with attending social awards …to cut the long story short
    2007 Hip Hop World Award….PSQUARE carted five award …The Award was Nicknamed P-square hip-hop world award
    Nigerian Music Awards 2007….the same story goes for obiwon…how old is he?/ music? For him to have won best male voice of the decade compare to his contenders
    Nigeria Music Video award….nicknamed olori-oko awards when the musical group” infinity” carted all the awards…
    Future award 2008… we have progress report of Nobel Igwe compare to other professionals why did he not receive the award he was nominated for… no be me talk am oooo.but I buy the idea sha…
    Hip Hop world award 2008…”nicknamed Yoruba music award” since most of those that won where from the western part of the country.

    Nigerians… I no sabi speak English or write article ooo but I reserved my comments…
    Other award organizers take note…
    Pls. join ARISE where we go to awards and audit the final log sheet of winners before they are announced.

    A-Awards
    R-Regulatory
    I-Investigative
    S-Seargent_at_arms
    E-Enforcement
    COMING FROM THE STABLE OF CHARTER HOUSE PRODUCTION GHANA IS MTN MUSIC AWARDS…WATCH OUT

  27. Did i just read Jude Okoye’s response?

    LOL.

    I read somewhere that Psquare needs to remove all the mirrors in their house. I now agree.

    You make music for music sake, even for money. NOT FOR AWARDS.

    get outta here…..

    how many people bought the jazz album that won Album of the Year Grammy? compared to Rihanna? did he still not win Album of the Year the biggest award of the Grammy’s?

    as in seriously, get outta here….

  28. Freestyle Says:

    Entertainment.. music, particularly is business.. and in business there are no permanent friends or enemies..
    Just permanent interests..

    Let him without sin cast de 1st stone..

    We’re ALL human, pls lets keep it entertainment !!!

  29. Seun Apara Says:

    D Great,you’re one of my well respected colleagues but am not down with this your report on P-Square.I believe everybody has the right to express his/herself but words like spoilt,overrated,over pampered super stars and behaving like nursery school kids should’t have been said.As a matter of fact,i don’t expect you to condemn the awards you’re part of the judges,the media director and a prominent member of the organisation because they say a house divided against itself shall stand.The write up was more of a personal issue than journalism.Everybody has their own impression about the awards or don’t you have your own impression when we organised AMEN and NMVA awards last year.People will always have something to say.If you listen to Teddy Esosa on Star FM on Easter Monday and the callers reactions,you will realise how much people criticised and applauded some of the winners.
    How do you explain to the whole world that you omitted the Best Rap Album of the year winner from the nominees list you released for the whole world?We live in a world of reality and not excuses?If P-Square manager expressed his opinion about the award,i don’t think it worth nailing the brothers with such unpleasant words.I love you so much Ayeni and you know i don’t hide it.You also know am a fearless journalist who always love to express himself without minding whose ox is gored.
    One thing that still puzzled me is why is DJ Tee,one of the winners part of the organising committee?Why did two members of your organisation,HIP TV,apologised to P-Square backstage after the awards while they were not complaining?Ayeni,lots of things has since been on my mind since i read this your write-up, apart from the fact that the write-up was not balanced,we still need to ask ourselves some questions.Please let borrow wisdom from Freestyle who said let him without a sin cast the first stone and Howie T said time will tell.Time will defenetely tell either for the artistes or the organisers i believe.
    I just have one advice for the brothers that they should keep doing their work without expecting any awards in return while you guys should effortlessly make sure you always stage a credible award.
    This is my candid opinion and i want you to read Freestyle’s comment again.
    Still luv u man…

  30. for me i think the only painful thing is giving that next rated to wande coal when there is g.t the guitarman.if u ask me wande is talented but he is just a dbanjs hype man.how many concerts has he single handedly performed in.did u watch g.t’s performance at the awards………hoops watch out for it when they show it.wande deserves the award but g.t fits my next rated cos he is a true musician.and i think its only time that will tell.as for p-squared i think they could have gone home with atleast an award.G.T AM YOUR GREATEST FAN!!!!!!!

  31. Baba Agba Says:

    Ayeni! u don’t need to make enemies all in the name of being blunt.
    Y’all ended Eedris Abdul-Kareems career when y’all painted him as the devil on the cover of HHW, cos of the altercation between his bois and 50 Cents bois in Lagos…ah ah

    No matter what, aren’t all of you friends, why can’t y’all call yourselves up and speak home truths to one another…oh! i guess u’ll say in the words of Ruggedman ” how i go fit talk to them when them feels say them dey too much”.

    Guy! Peter called you, that simply shows the amount of respect he has for you……By the way Ayeni, you are highly reverred in Naija media circles no doubt, but do take a cue from the likes of Dele Momodu.

    You are not an artiste, buy a writer and publicist (well according to Judes note), and the society gets a afeel for the entertainment scene through your pen, use it wisely….don’t believe the hype; thinking that you are too much cos i guess you aint too young to start your own newspaper or magazine instead of writing for others. My point being that one day when you establish your own journal you will not want a writer to marr the sales of your paper with half baked articles propelled by sentiments.

    Its a shame that Jude and that other reporter who both replied to your note are not well versed, and i have no personal vendetta against you. Otherwise your write up deserves proper scrutiny and your motive needs to be put in check.
    Once again dude, we all love your work, but u aint the best writer Naija has to offer so dont believe the hype when ppl shower you with accolades on the internet.

    We Nigerians will always move to the next best thing.

    To be candid i have just lost the plot, i find it hard to yab you cos you no offend me but you have betrayed the trust of ppl who hold you in high esteem. Depending on your response if you even bother to reply, i’ll know how to proceed further.

    And oga Jude Engees, if you ever need a publicist to help convey your thoughts or words in the best way possible….shout me a hola…..i’ll help you out for free……….lol… English language na small ting.

  32. Baba Agba Says:

    pardon the typo errors in my last post….lol

  33. Thats how Ayeni and Ayo tried to toy with Faze’s career when they said (falsely) he lied about his deal with AKON. You guys(Ayo and Ayeni) must feel like some god or something, trying to control peoples career at will.

  34. Baba Agba Says:

    lol
    Faze was a bit hasty about the whole Konvict Music deal.
    Akon actually endorsed Faze as an act he’d be working with; and thats on film. I saw it on TV… but i don’t think they had put pen to paper when Faze went public.

    Dem lot aren’t career killers…my only grouse wiv Ayeni is dat he fails to realize the power in his pen; his opinion counts alot on loads of issues.

    By the way Ayo’s name is unduely dropped in all this bruhaha…the guy na bigger boi jare, As u see, him fit dey him house dey read all our yarns just dey laff..him no go ever reply online….lol

  35. Well, there are bound to be controversies on issues like awards. P-Square has every reason in the world to be upset, but their emotions should have been conveyed with the possible best civility.

    Hip-hop World Awards will not be the first of such awards to be criticised. I remember India Arie wasn’t smiling when she lost all seven Grammy nominations in 2002. The Grammys, as transparent as they seem, have had to endure decades of criticisms to remain the world’s biggest recording industry awards.

    In all of these, we must be careful not to send wrong signals across social boundaries. Hip-hop will never regain the sparkle it lost since the killings of Tupac and Biggie Smalls. In that case, it’s now history how friendship slipped into the abyss of hate and then bloodshed! The role of the media in that infamous beef is too recent a history to be forgotten so soon.

    The Nigerian music industry must not be converted to a battleground of ethnic jingoism…or whatever that means! Nigeria is one big family and I expected a great writer like Ayeni to have seized this opportunity to carefully enlighten the P-Square brothers and others who felt offended by the outcome of the awards. But he allowed the wine of his anger to erase the ink of his genius! He didn’t need all that angry expression to drive his message home. This to me, borrowing from P-Square’s DO ME (what a paradox), is a vengeful “You do me I do you…man no go vex”. We don’t need all that.

    It is instructive to note that this industry thrives on goodwill and friendship more than it does on most times needless controversies. Where did the Eedris/Ruggedman fight take us to? How many million dollars did Eedris earn from his beef with 50 Cents? Jay-Z and Nas…what happened? They’re doing great collabos today. See how far goodwill has taken Tuface. He’s just recorded a song with R&B King R. Kelly. We desire more of these and great minds like Ayeni should help foster enduring relationships in the industry. Two wrongs never make a right.

    I want to see our artistes moving beyond MTV awards to the Grammys. That should be the concern of those who want to help our music industry. If everyone wants to react to everything, Naija no go contain us.

  36. Baba Agba Says:

    …….infact Ayeni you fuck up!!

  37. This whole issue shuld just stop cos its getting out of Hand….

  38. A REPORT RESPONDS TO AYENI’S NOTE :-
    From Ahaoma Kanu
    National Daily Newspaper
    Ikeja, Lagos
    Hi all,

    I have been watching with interest what is going on here. Yes, Ayeni must be having his fifteen minutes, no doubt.

    But I must contribute as a journalist here.

    For a journalist and publicist who has put in many years in the job, it was wrong for Ayeni to publish the transcripts of a phone conversation he had with Peter of P-Square. Men, why should he do this knowing the ethics of the profession.

    Ayeni should have known that his comments on the issue as a member of the organizing committee of HHWA should be guided.

    I believe that it is the job of the journalist to calm nerves and make everybody take a chill pill.

    I believe that the integrity of HHWA is there for everybody to see. As a profesional journalist, he should have allowed neutral people to make the commentaries. Things like this can make the sponsors have divided opinion on the issue.

    If at all he was supposed to publish the confidential conversationhe had with one of the members of P-Square, he ought to have informed him that whatever they were about to say would be published.

    Publishing this because he has the will to do so shows that Ayeni has so much to learn in the ethics of journalism.

    This is not the first time that Ayeni will be publishing a private conversation he had with people that called him innocently; I still remember what he did to the conversation he had with RMD. C’mon somebody talk to this guy about ethics.

    What do you think?

    Ahaoma Kanu
    National Daily Newspapers

  39. hey Kanu my bro…How u dey?

    Pls try to get your facts right o!!!!!!!!!!!

    I HAVE NEVER SPOKEN WITH OR MET RMD.

    I repeat NEVER!
    okay?

    And for your information, i TOLD Peter expressly that i was going to publish our conversation and my opinion in ThisDay…

    So please get your facts right next time or else… I’ll sue… ha ha ha!

    See, don’t we all have SO MUCH to learn about THE ETHICS of our noble and dear profession…?

    all that aside… can you now look at the issues clearly and GIVE US your SINCERE opinion?

    God Bless!

    A.

  40. Ahaoma Kanu Says:

    Ayeni,

    Thanks for the humour

  41. well…i was nominated durin the first edition as best male vocalist but dint win,yet it was a great honour to just to be recognised,so many artistes r out there who might never ever be recognised in this naija not to talk of being awarded,i believe every one should take a cue from this and just work without expectin too much so that when n if you do get it,u d be genuinely be glad you did,p square…il love u all,Ayeni,u will always be my favourite writer…..go and sleep everbody,it is well,no need to blw this outta proportion….cheers.

  42. stella dimoko-korkus Says:

    ayeni it is well,i am sure whatever it is u must have learnt a lesson or two.u write well and i still stand by that.
    dont let the abuses and the praises here get to u,just do what u do without emotions and try as much as possible not to let these stars call u ”friend” so that when u write ur opinion u wont be called a betrayer.

    @segun obe…..nah who ask u weda dem nominate u or not?abeg carry ur vanity waka,we r serious here……and oh while u r at it,please do something bout ur weight!.like hisssssssssss,seriuosly like hisssssssssssssss.
    @Ahaoma kanu….u a r journalist?like for real?didnt u also know that dissing a fellow pen pusher publicly is not ethical?now what do u hope to gain by doing so?a good name?duh!
    @chasted virgin?huh?em em who r u?please kick start our memory,if not stop dropping hints pulizzzzzzzzzzzzzzz.
    @jude okoye-do u take advice?if u do,pls read my lips slowly ::::S.H.U.T.U.P:::: and get on wiff ur life and work.ur job as manager is doing ur igbotic brothers more harm than good and i say this with all”humility”…NEXT!
    @….sade ladipo…..well said girl!
    @abiola aloba….since when u sef begin talk?lol..my person how far?stop kissing ayenis ass abeg.
    @others….easy does it aight?NEXT!….lol
    @

  43. in my opinion ayeni is a very bad friend ,peters mistake was trusting him,i no its possible for them to be bad losers you need to remove the log in your eyes before you remove the spec in anothers eyes.
    you guys are meant to be freinds,you featured in thier hit temptations and you even came to the hip hop awards with them,my advise to you is “shut up”..
    if i could write that in bold letters i will.you have not reached the level of p square neither would you ever,do you know how many fans you might have caused them,you,are just a hater and that will get you no were in life,trust me,i’m speaking from experience. my readers please listen to the two sides of the story not just ayeni’s side.as for ayeni if you want to reply me reply me through mail…goodday.

  44. i just read ur article and to be honest im just DISGUSTED. i havent even heard of u before but already i feel you are a shady character. i am assuming ure an adult…if so what is this display of childishness for?

    YOU AND I KNOW FOR A FACT THEY DESERVED TO WIN AT LEAST ONE OF THOSE AWARDS. COME ON OLU MAINTAIN ARTISTE OF THE YEAR? FOR ONE SONG? YAHOOZE? THAT WE HAVE HEARD OVER A TRILLION TIMES? PSQUARE ON THE OTHER HAND HAD MORE THAN ONE SONG ON THT ALBUM THT WAS REEL GUD.YES TWO YEARS AGO THEIR MUSIC WAS SUBSTANDARD, VIDEOS NOT TOO GREAT AND IT SEEMED THEY DIDNT HAVE AN IDENTITY OF THEIR OWN…..BUT GOSH CAN U NOT APPRECIATE WEN PPL HAVE COME FAR? CAN YOU NOT APPRECIATE THAT THEIR MUSIC IS BETTER? OR THAT THE VIDEOS HAVE IMPROVED?

    I’M NOT EVEN INTERESTED IN THAT. WHAT BUGS ME IS YOU HAVE CITED A PRIVATE PHONE CONVERSATION BETWEEN URSELF AND ONE OF THE TWINS. DOES THAT SEEM ETHICAL TO YOU? DO YOU FEEL AN INNER SENSE OF JOY OR COMPLETION NOW?

    BY PUBLISHING WHAT U HAVE U HAVE DEGRADED YOURSELF. IF BY SOME RANDOM CHANCE U WERE A RESPECTED JOURNALIST U HAVE LOST ALL RESPECT FROM ME AS A CITIZEN AND OTHERS IN OUR COMMUNITY.

    FIRST OFF AS A FRIEND IF YOU FEEL SOMETHING IS WRONG WHY DON’T U CALL UR FRIENDS IN QUOTE AND TELL THEM OFF ? THIS ISNT POSITIVE CRITICISM. THIS IS JUST SPITE….PURE UNADULTERATED SPITE.

    IF YOU SEE UR FRIEND DOING SOMETHIN WRONG DO U REPORT TO THE HEADMASTER OR U CAUTION UR FRIEND? HAVE U SEEN COACH CARTER? THERE IS A BIT WHERE THE TEAM REFUSED TO DO SOMETHING (CANT REMEMBER WHT EXACTLY) AND ONLY ONE PERSON DID AS HE WAS TOLD. YOU WOULD THINK THE TEAM WOULD BE PUNISHED BUT IT WAS THT SINGLE GUY THT WAS PUNISHED Y BCOS HE DIDNT ACT AS GOOD TEAM MEMBER. THERE IS A LESSON TO BE LEARNT. YOU HAVE NOT ACTEDAS A GOOD FRIEND OR PERSON FOR YOU DONT NEED TO BE A FRIEND TO CORRECT PEOPLE.

    I REALLY AM TRYIN TO GET MY HEAD AROUND THIS AND ITS JUST TOO SAD FOR WORDS.

    YOU COME ACROSS AS BITTER, LIKE THEIR SUCCESS IS A BIT TOO MUCH FOR YOU TO HANDLE.

    ‘How come it is only Psquare (who in my honest opinion are a bit over estimated) that’s crying foul, playing the ethnic card, and behaving like nursery school kids deprived of ice cream and pop corn?’

    WHAT IS THIS? AS IN WHAT EXACTLY IS THIS? DO YOU CALL THIS JOURNALISM? I CALL THIS TRASH…THIS IS LIKE READING THE NATIONAL ENQUIRER….RANDOM NEGATIVE STATEMENTS BASED ON NOTHING. YOU HAVE TO WALK IN A MAN’S SHOES TO UNDERSTAND HIS STRUGGLE. IM SURE MONEY WENT IN2 THEIR WORK…IM SURE EFFORT WENT IN2 IT AS WELL. IM SURE U KNOW WHERE THESE PPL ARE COMING FROM. HOW U CAN WRITE THIS…

    It’s bad enough to be bad losers. It’s bad enough to be so arrogant and so ‘high-up-there’. It’s bad enough to forget so easily that only a few years ago, you were some bunch of hopeless, helpless wanna bes, scorned by critics for lack of originality and illegal sampling.

    I QUESTION UR INTERGRITY….AS A JOURNALIST AND AS A PERSON. YES I WILL GRANT YOU PSQUARE ARE SORE LOSERS. BUT THT DOES NT WARRANT THE NONESENSE YOU ARE WRITING. THIS IS GARB. THIS IS WHY SOMETIMES I AM FOR CENSORSHIP. PRINT ONLY WHAT IS RELEVANT. THIS STILL HAS NOTHING TO DO WITH THEIR MUSIC. WHETHER OR NOT THEY COMPLAIN WHEN THEY LOSE, THEY DO MAKE SOME GOOD TRACKS SO YES THEY SHOULD COME EXPECTANT.

    LET ME GIVE YOU UR FACT FOR THE DAY. YOU KNOW WHY MOHAMMED ALI WAS SO SUCCESFUL? BECAUSE OF HIS QUICK FEET AND HIS SHARP MOUTH.
    MORE SO HIS MOUTH. ALL HE HAD TO DO WAS STRT TALKING ABOUT WHAT HE WAS GOING TO DO TO HIS OPPONENTS AND THEY BEGAN TO SHAKE! ITS STRATEGY ITS SMART THINKIN. PSQUARE DID THT BY SAYIN THEY WERE TRYIN TO MAKE HISTORY. UNFORTUNATELY THEY DID NOT BUT HEY TOUGH LUCK. DONT KNOCK THEM FOR BELEIVING IN THEMSELVES COS IF THE DONT, WELL NO ONE ELSE WILL! (I DNT PERSONALLI KNOW THESE GUYS NOR HAVE I HEARD OF THEIR ATTITUDE TO FANS BUT IF BY CHANCE IT IS TRU, WELL ONLY THING FOR THEM TO DO IS ACT RITE COS WITHOUT FANS THEY ARE FINITO)

    THE SAME PEOPLE YOU CLAIM ARE HUMBLE, OTHERS HAVE COMPLAINED ABOUT. ALOT OF PPL I KNO HAVE COMPLAINED ABOUT DBANJ, AND OTHER ARTISTS AND OTHERS HAVE HAILED THEM SO ILL PUT IT TO THIS.1 THESE PPL ARE HUMAN. ANYTHIN CN HAPPEN, NO DAY IS THE SAME, THEY CAN B GUD TODAY N BAD TOMORROW. 2. GREAT PUBLICITY SKILLS. IT IS EASY FOR DBANJ TO SAY HE CAME THERE TO SUPPORT HIS FRIEND BUT U NEVER KNO IF HE WAS XPECTING AN AWARD. HE COULD HAVE BEEN SAVING FACE. (THIS ISNT ABOUT DBANJ ND I HAVE NUTHIN AGAINST HIM…JUS CITING EXAMPLES)

    It happened at an airport. Some little kids walk up to them to say they love their music. Guess what their response was; ‘we know. People tell us all the time’

    FIRSTLY, IF ITS FACT WHY DID U SAY ITS A JOKE CIRCULATING AROUND? SECONDLY I HOPE U READ THE BIBLE AND YOU KNOW IT WELL….DO NOT BEAR FALSE WITNESS. WERE U THERE? WERE THOSE YOUR KIDS? EVEN IF SOMEONE TOLD YOU SUCH A STORY YOU SHOULD BE SMART AND OLD ENUFF TO 1 CONFIRM THT STORY AND 2 TELL UR FRIENDS OFF IN THE MOST POSITIVE MANNER POSSIBLE NOT BY WRITING A BLASTED ARTICLE ABOUT THEM.

    IM SURE THE MESSAGE IS VERY CLEAR. YOUR ARTICLE WAS SPITEFUL AND HAD NO SEMBLANCE OF JOURNALISM. IT SOUNDED MORE TO ME LIKE A GOSSIP COLUMN AND YOUR MOTIVES BEHIND THIS ARTICLE IS SUSPECT. CHECK URSELF BEFORE YOU STRT CHECKING OTHER PEOPLE.

    IM SURE JUDE REALIZES SOME THINGS HE SAID WERE RONG AND PSQUARE WILL WORK HARDER ON THEIR NEXT ALBUM AND PERPHAPS GET A GOOD PUBLICIST.

    gud luck with everything…hopefully you can take critisim as well as you dish it.

  45. Ayeni, you are a great writer. I respect you for that. In as much as I believe that in journalism, you should express urself candidly, i guess the bashing was too much. You could have found better phrases to substitute for stuffs like overpampered, overrated…… bla bla bla!!! If actually you told Peter you would be publishing your thoughts in the papers, then there is nothing wrong with that. Even has the right to express his opinion but whenever one is doing so, he should remember: we all are guilty of one sin or another. so he without a sin cast the first. Keep up the job you are doing brother. After all, people make music not for the awards but for passing messages whether inspirational or lewd messages plus the cash. Anyone that doesn’t get any award should stay put and pray that there would be a next time. For real, it is cool to be recognised in what one is doing.
    For PSquare, next time them haters speak ill about y’all, borrow from my man Kanye and tell ’em: Wait till we get our awards and money right, then you cant tell us nothing right. Am outta here!!!

  46. Wiggins Says:

    Ayeni, even though i have never heard of you before….it is obvious you have personal beef with psquare and you clearly cannot reveal, despite your claim to speak your mind. In my honest opinion, the twins should have one at least one of those awards, they truely deserved it. It is obvious they are one of the most hardworking artist we have here in Nigeria.

    There is no award show that passes without artist(winners and non winners) airing their opinions, even the grammy’s. I shouldnt see any reason why you should insult other people for speaking their minds….it shows you have no respect for your fellow human beings and i question your experience in jounalism.

    I insist that you owe the twins and their manger an apology…because at the end of the day, its your career that would see its downfall not theirs.

  47. bookholler Says:

    its my first visit to ayeni’s blog and i was so happy when i read this. Whether or not ayeni said too much, this talk has been long due. My friends and i share the same opinion about how arrogant p.square are on top what?remix of peoples beat wey them dey use. Jude just take a poll and see peoples candid opinion-ur boys(and now you)talk too much,and pretty much not needed stuff. I appreciate good music when i hear it but character can mar a lot of potential-GO BACK TO THE BASICS-character and oh yeah lest i forget the accent too

  48. lololololololllll…..Ayeni has finally kilt me! U do make a whole lotta sense! Its so ironic that Psquare of all pple r bitching and whinning like this….original poster boys of illegal sampling! Chineke! And pulling the tribal card was dead wrong! Didn’t even make sense atall. I say they hurry up and get a publicist fast…and quickly make a public apology personally bcos alotta pple really took this to heart. The publicist bit should really be done ASAP, and while they’re at it, hired a stylist too!
    Humility is one vital and crucial key to good living! Best believe.

  49. @Wiggin, please please pleaase! be real biko! Which kin’ beef? Do Psquare pay his bills or what? From reading this article, i’ve come to respect this man much more tho i never heard of him till now (from Linda Ikeji’s blog). He tells shit like it is….straight cheese no chada! It doesnt sound like Ayeni give a flying hoot about whether Psquare wins or not…he’s only saying that they need to exude grace and HUMILITY! Dont bite the fingers that fed you, and learn how to be a graceful looser! He even went on to site examples with Kanye West, Akon and others whom he thought they deserved some award….but noted that even tho they didnt get any, they still maintained their cool (atleast externally)….Whinning will not make them change their minds and give u an honorary gift o…it’ll only make u look like a po’ looser and butt of jokes! Abeg, pple get cheated out in things all the time or maybe dont get what they deserve due to too many other deserving contestants…. but making it a tribalistic thing and taking it too personal is way too childish for words. Gbam!

  50. Stella Dormikokus…U sit there chastising Psquare for their act yet u too r ignorantly playing the tribal card. What a hell is the “igbotic brothers” bit u sed to paul supposed to mean? U r so freakn obnoxious and str8 annoying! Not that i pay much attention 2 u….but biko SHUT Ur HIPOCRITICAL ASS UP if u cant stay consistent! Oh, and while u’re at it, give the bleaching cream a break! Buhahahahaha…u tink sey na only u fit yabb?

  51. Wow ok, i guess i walked ahead of my shadows a bit shouldve read comments first b4 commenting….and i guess i judged one sided! Just read Peter’s comment and he doesnt make a lot of sense about the betrayal issue….I didnt know ayeni was friends with them actually…damn, thats like going to get legal advise from your lawyer friend about an issue u r about to be convicted of, and the lawyer turns u in and reveals everybit of ur convo with “alleged” jara!
    And if Ayeni, and/or other journalists did infact make up the bit about the tribalistic comment, then they need to hide their faces in shame!….This is some BS….i dont live in naija, so i really didint know the ins and outs of all these including the horned Eedris front cover portrayal (so wrong!)…But if all these said by Jude are all true, then i retract all the comments i made earlier (except the one referring to stella dormicockus…hisss….old mama)….
    Jude, Peter na Paul…Jidenu obi unu aka! I STRONGLY SUGGEST U GUYS SHOULD HIRE A PUBLICIST AND A LAWYER TO TAKE CARE OF UR ISH…A PUBLICIST TO PHRASE AND CONVEY UR POINTS IN A MORE PROFESSIONAL MANNER…(BSIDES, U GUYS R TOO BIG OF STARS TO KEEP MAKING UR OWN COMMENTS…GLITCHES CAN OCCURS 2)…A LAWYER FOR LEGAL ADVISE AND WHO WILL BE AVAILABLE TO HANDLE PRESS ISSUES.
    ALL IN ALL, I GUESS Y’LL LEARNED UR LESSONS…DONT TRUST EVERYBODY THAT COMES AROUND U. GBAM!

  52. sorry typo…I meant that JUDE DID MAKE ALOT OF SENSE ABOUT THE BETRAYAL ISSUE

  53. @ Nma…
    I hope everything is okay and you are not hooked on some kind of cheap drugs? Go pay for an advert on national dailies, if you want to emphazise on psqaure getting a publicist. Just like you made ur opionion known to us, thats how the twins and Jude have their own opinions. Just becos they r stars do not mean they arent humans.. PLS GIVE THEM A BREAK.

    Even if all they do is to remix other peoples songs, i can bet u get to shake stiff waist when u listen to it in d clubs. Nuff said.

  54. stella dimoko-korkus Says:

    lol for real!
    @nma point noted,i be old mama so i dnt talk to little small minded THINGS like u!

    yes u sabi yab well well so i am thanking u for the bleaching cream advise…SHEEDIOT!
    duh!!!!

    lol

    ayeni u talk am oooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo.

  55. Victor Fake-Eye Says:

    I jus dey see this blog o…
    Truly, if P-Square really reacted as such then they are crap, even though I love them, but then, they’re stars and that’s what stars fuckin’ do- fuck up, snort coke, go to rehab, get broke…that’s why they are stars, it’s their see-saw lifestyle.
    But Ayeni, as wielder of the pen, you should exercise reason and caution. In fact the root of this whole jizz is that my guy does not recognize that with the power of the pen, and thus the responsibility that comes with it. Sure, I think Maintain are fuckers and Faze is a beefed up mo’fo; but if I was in a position to shape public opinion through my writing I wouldn’t be so blatant.
    Artistes fuck up everyday, and the man that climbs on the cross should be duly crucified; but be careful, Ayeni, lest you turn into a Strangler of Dreams. you are already being accused of killin Eedris’ talent. That’s not what you wanna be, a Talent Killer, assure you. Your pen is mighty and u shape public opinion- remember that.
    One love dawg.

  56. hello! please i wanna need ur be’cos, i like to read ur music

    please send it to me

  57. desola b Says:

    Hello Mr Ayeni,
    Ive always liked the way you write and i did think your write up was objective. The truth of the matter is there will always be losers and winners of awards and if you are really in it for the art then losing an award shouldnt be the end of life known to mankind! Some people get so swollen headed they forget that this is just a representation of ”some” peoples’ opinion. Personally they should get back to making good music, that should be the main thing, abi? The crying over spilt milk and shouting foul across the nation just shows how immature they are.

  58. omolara Says:

    i apprc8 ur style n rilli luv d way u ryt …in fact i luv u…………but payin attentn 2 jude’s syd of d story,psqure’s rong yea(but 4 sum of d things u accused him of,not all)ur rilli a bad friend!!!meanin he jus cant have a priv8 conversatn wiv u n ure lettn d public know!!!TOOOOOOOOOO BAAAAAAAAAAAD!!!n as 4 ”MISS B” OLU DESERVES D AWARD!!!IF U THINK HE DOZENT 4 D SONG ”YAHOOZEY” Y NOT RELEASE URS N LETS SEE HOW BWTTR U KAN DO……………………….all d same we g@ ur bak AYENI

  59. i must say,that i think for album of the year,P” deserved it.2face’s album is no where near theirs.
    i like dbanj,but i really havnt heard anything new and crazy from him.
    i believe p2 were robbed of awards snd honours they could have gotten.
    i dont believe it had any thing to do with tribe/religion.but the fact is that arangee had a big part to play.
    their videos are so nice,its a shock
    anyways,we dont need all this arrangee to discourage new singers from this biz

  60. ayeni or whatever your name is ,if trully p square said something abt favouring the yurobas why then didnt u go strait to write abt that either than publicising that crab. it appeared as if u have something against them, it wasnt professional at all. i think u should rather go back to school and learn more abt journalism. in other not to write that nonsense abt any artiste. if what u and ayo or whatever name it is did to Eedris is what u want to do to p square (my boys) then u have failed. dont even try to go near them cos u wont succeed. they are blessed. (WHO JAH BLESS NO ONE CURSE) they didnt just get to where they are overnite, they struggled and there is nothing and i repeat N-O-T-H-I-N-G u or all HATERS of p square can do to bring them down no matter the more nonsense u write abt them so just cut that crab cos u r only waisting ur time which u could have used for something better in ur life. i dont think u also became who u r now overnite who knos u could also have been a hopeless, helpless, wanna be some years back yet u had the guts to write that crab abt p square. Thumps up p squre and jude never let what ever negative things some ppl say abt u bring u down cos your fans still love u even more now and will always stand by u guys . Even if u guys cough on a Cd we ur fans wilL buy and continue to buy your Cds COS WE LOVE U AND WILL CONTINUE TO. KEEP UP WITH UR HARD WORK! and u ayeni just do what u kno how do best and u also should stop behaving like a nursury kid devrived of ice cream and popcorn. Cos no matured person will write this nonsense u wrote. I LOVE U P SQUARE

  61. i want your all c.d copy of the music. please send it to send itto electricity company ghana limited.p.o.box 521 accra-ghana,head-office,c%evelyn fleischer.i need the date for the sending.or email me at lawrenceakoto@yahoo.com

  62. last time you came to ghana for the award iam proud of you.infact if you continuely like that you will be thenext musician awared coming.

  63. i need your reply in my email that is lawrenceakoto@yahoo.com thank you good-bye may the lord bless you.

  64. The critics of this 2 wonderful young men are nothing but losers. does p square really need the award by the way? award or no award , what matters is that they have surpassed the critics imagination and will continue to do so.

  65. I really can’t believe that some of you felt this way about P-Square. The guys are just two wonderful people, doing great stuff and bringing out something great in Nigeria. Can’t beleive Stylee of all track could win anything, but an Award? thats far from fair. I like 2-face, but that track was weak. Leave P-Square alone, let them shine cos we loving them both down here in London

  66. evolution Says:

    No doubt, P Square is the most popular Nigerian act, outside the shores of Nigeria they receive the largest audience, their record sales more and they are complete-great creativity, choreography, stunning videos. One wonders why it dosent translate to awards. I think some artistes mobilize a lot of voters and they win even if they do not deserve it, or should I say, its a matter of connections? No doubt P Square should have picked the Artiste of the year and Best live performance too. D banj is a great artiste but as of 2008, he had little to show. Even his Entertainer album came out late, the song played in the nominations ”close to you” was even done by Mo Hits group and not D banj. The S/African group Jovi are good, but to me they are miles away from the twins, or could it be because their music is more afrocentric? Maybe ”Do Me” would have gotten the best video but ”wind am well ” is tech and deserves it as compared to the versatile and interesting ”Roll it” which had problems in the digital resolution.I see P Square going places, they should not be detered, they may as well try some politicking like some others, but what matters most is stepping up their game.

  67. evolution Says:

    i was refering to d recent mtv awards in abuja

  68. je vous salu je m’appel bienvennue je congolais en suite j’emai vons shanson et je souhaite ùmais orrespondre avec vous en plus je suis élèves merci à vous un peti bisoux pourv vous

  69. …..ayeni or watever dey kal u, u r a big lair nd a big fool,first,peter didnt kal u cuz i came wit dem 2 d awrd nd i am alwayz wit dem…..so stp disgrasin urself instead of psquare uponall ur shit dey r still d best nd will always b so u pple shld shut d fuck up abt dem dey r d beeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeesssssst…..if u lyk give dem r nt…dey dnt care….as 4 d banj fuckkkk u….PSQUARE 4 LYFFFFFF

  70. slt tt le monde entier jame psquare ds ma vie Q?

  71. i don’t know u but nicw speech………..p square …..shame on you. i love u and ur handsome but ayeni is rite ur spoit n arrogant so change b4 ur fans change……….

  72. on point ayeni.been following you since the days of hiphop and encomium.nice one ayeni the great!

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  82. […] time I spent time with Peter Okoye, or indeed any member of Psquare was 8 years ago, before my ‘Spoilt Superstars’ article that truncated any relationship we thought we […]

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