Friday, January 11, 2013

May D Wanted to Be P-Square in a Year- Jude Okoye

After May D broke up with P Square, the Okoye brothers refused to state what actually made them break up. But in a video released online few hours ago, this was what Jude said;

We sign in artistes as our way of giving back to the society, and by the time they become known, we let them be. However when May D came in, he wanted more than that, he wanted to be Psquare, a name that we have struggled to be build for years. He also said May D wanted to live a good life with cars and flashy things all in a year, forgetting that it took P Square 8years to achieve that. Watch the full video after the cut.

74 comments:

Anonymous said...

No comment!!!

Anonymous said...

i wonder if jude is telling the whole story..and since when did signing an artiste become a charitable act do they not make money from managing these artistes...its like bank w saying he signed wizkid to give back to society ........anyway its in uganda he gave the interview sha....

African Kitchen Paris said...

The break up is sad news. wen May D came with P Square to my restaurant in March 2012 for their show in Paris, i did nt knw May D was part of d group until we got 2 d club 4 d showcase... They did a very good job in promoting his Soundtrack single which got everybody in d club rocking. Well, thats life 4 u i wish him the best

Anonymous said...

Don't mind him, very insulting to refer to a two sided affair a one sided..they would have collected royalties from his sale if he stayed..to the other point, we heard May D was still leaving at home with hi parents without a car as DavidO used to take him to and from events. I do not think it was too much for him to ask for a car and as the Mo'hits leaked emails showed, buying a car and packaging artsistes is good for business as people will take them more seriously.

Anonymous said...

Random, but how come Jude speaks good english and his brothers do not?..btw I am not hating on them, just curious..

Anonymous said...

The twins speak like his oh if Jude had continued gbagaun would have entered somewhere.

Anonymous said...

I say this a lot , I hate Jude , egocentric fool and I'm not hating. Still love the real artists ."psquare"

Anonymous said...

What's good about that Igbotic English?

Anonymous said...

LOL

Ugo Boss™ said...

Hate dem or love dem. It will nt add or change dia namez or reduce dia money. #iboboyz

Anonymous said...

So because it took P Square 8 years to achieve anything, it must take May D the same? So what is the value P Square added?

And how is developing an artiste giving back? Its simply business. The guy is talented, not a pushover. May D was working all that time without a contract. When it became time to sign, was it too much to even offer him a car and an apartment. They wanted to cheat him and he was right to refuse the slave treatment

Anonymous said...

What's good about that Igbotic English?

Anonymous said...

Jude is a big fool idiot like u , u fit sing if not ur brothers.so u expect him to keep living with his parents.he only requested for 1 good car n im sure he deserves it cos he is talented.

Janded said...

That was so unprofessional I like That May D is keeping mute ontheissue. And Psquare making it in 8 years is not a yardstick to measure other people's success. May god save us from this I must better pass my neighbor attitude.

happy yoruba bunny said...

Jude shd SDFU
arrogant idiot
these r d guys giving Ibo people bad names
u signing MayD is not charitable but u guys r making money while d artiste gain too
so u worked for 8yrs to make d name, na u get d name?
attache agbaya living off his brothers fame and famzing big boy
if u pass me i no go even know u
is it not after he left ur sorry asses that he got himself a car?
olodo rabata

Anonymous said...

Pls jude okoye kindly shut your trap there! Why do this okoye brothers like beefin pple's success. Ts your same bro peter that blutterd out while been interviewed bout a good concert in uganda quoting him " we are popular in africa, we no need sing with american star to be respected" commonsense tld one that was a swip @dbanj after the endowed remix wit snoop, lo n behold they had a remix wit akon then rick ross. Pls this dumb ass igbo boys need to b educated on the fact that success has many descendants n the sky is wide enuf for nyone to fly, okoye bros pls b careful of statements you utter in public, it cn come back to hunt you, espcly you peter.

Naija man said...

Jude is obviously not well schooled in promoting artist. Times have changed in the Nigerian music industry and his brothers helped change it for the better and he feels buying a car and a renting a better apartment is not a worthy investment for someone that helped bring about their biggest hit outside of Africa.
May D is the next level and they should have seen it from 'Chop my money' and 'Ile Ijo'.
I wish all of them well but bad business move Jude, don't think sentimentally, think business!!

Naija man said...

Jude is obviously not well schooled in promoting artist. Times have changed in the Nigerian music industry and his brothers helped change it for the better and he feels buying a car and a renting a better apartment is not a worthy investment for someone that helped bring about their biggest hit outside of Africa.
May D is the next level and they should have seen it from 'Chop my money' and 'Ile Ijo'.
I wish all of them well but bad business move Jude, don't think sentimentally, think business!!

Naija man said...

Jude is obviously not thinking like a business man, he is being sentimental.
May D is the next level, 'Chop my Money' & 'Ile Ijo' should have given them a better insight to the star May D would become.
P Square got some benefits when they signed to Konvict music. They helped change and pave the way for artist in Nigeria and its a shame that one of the most successful managers in Nigeria can air such empty sentiments as against informed business decision about an Artist who gave P Square their biggest hit out of Africa (we all know May D made 'Chop my Money' ...Jackie Chan ...Wuasha!)

Anonymous said...

I can believe this story as i have had similar experience with artist in the past, a friend of mine also had same experience with some artist as well so I can see reason with Jude, Square Records gave him 2 videos, popularity and we all know MayD today because of square records. So its obvious they were putting work into his project, most naija artist want big cars, mansion, babes and plenty money once contract is signed even tho they haven't really sold records so I can see sense in what Jude is saying.. take a Q from Mohits Wande, Sid and Prince dint have much until they started releasing their own albums, signing endorsement deals and doing plenty performances.. its a job at the end of the day as you work so you will eat

Anonymous said...

I guess Yorubatic Accent is better? " I ate myself" people. Abeg shut it!!

JANDED said...

Pardon my sentence. I meant - That was so unprofessional. I like That May D is keeping mute on the issue. And Psquare making it in 8 years is not a yardstick to measure other people's success. May god save us from this I must better pass my neighbor attitude

Anonymous said...

Ok o expert. I know you.

bintin laye lomo said...

jude imagine this, you start construction of a house (mayd) and many tenants (fans) moved in, without tangible reasonable reason, you, jude okoye, decided to pull the structure down with the occupant, nna, that is wickedness.

jayz made riri, what she is today. lets not go far, akon made or contributed to the career success of the following; lady gaga, cardinal official and t pain.

akon saw all this artist through, and these musicians made him filty rich, if he wants to be selfish like you, oyinye remix wouldnt have been possible.

imagine again, jude okoye, if you had seen mayd album through and he sells 3millions copy, under square records, yall gonna smile to the bank, i take a pause to drink water.....

Anonymous said...

You must be very stupid to bring in tribal sentiments inTo this. BEAST!

bintin laye lomo said...

to cut a short story long, jude wants to pull down psquare, why? he has been under the shadows of his brothers for too long! this thought may be seating in his johari window!

if you guys believe that success must come with pain, kindly enrol cameroon in a public primary school in lagos, if those pupil will not pull out his long hair one by one.

it took rahinna like 6months to take over america courtesy of hova, why in the hell are you now talking about "it took psqare 8 years bla bla bla" money indeed cannot buy class.

have said it before am gonna say it once more, if you cannot finish it dont start it.

hurricane mayd will make you guys to be working against the tides from now, prepare for the uphill task. you need a damage controller fast and keep ur naughty mouth shut for now.

bintin laye lomo said...

*room 4 of ur johari window*

lucabracee said...

did you even read her comments before jumping on the attack? I'm sure you r one of those people who see an enemy under very undergrowth chill out before you give yourself a premature heart failure life is much too simple

lucabracee said...

abeg where is your restaurant located if its naija restaurant o..will be coming to your area in about 2 months time

lucabracee said...

the pertinent questions the guy should have been asked is how many artistes have p square management actually single handedly discovered,nurtured and released in the 8 years?
besides it smacks of a collective self esteem issue they are battling with for p square as a brand seeing an ambitious young man as a threat,and reason for him to be sacked..the guy then seems to be inferring to the fact that may d should have somehow served an apprenticeship of sorts making some money for them for several years before being qualified to own cars and other material/financial benefits..
he really shouldn't have said anything because all he has said have only managed to sully their brand and render him useless,ineffective a jealous,vindictive record label exec.
in this day and age,with the one track, banal,usher wannabe,tribute style that they continually churn out without any new innovations and style which may d would have provided it is guaranteed that they have a shelf life and fans will soon get tired of their kind of music so if they think they can last the long haul without signing on new acts they ll be surprised

Anonymous said...

Every body has turned to an expert in music business...mscheeuw!!! Jude has helped to make psquare what it is today. He knows what he is saying and doing. You guys shud stop beefing him. If MayD was such a hassle-free investment, I don't think Jude wudav let him go. And yes, signing new artists is giving back to the society. U think record labels just sign anyone? Apart from monetary returns, there are other criteria so most of you shd go and sleep.

Anonymous said...

Madam, go and update your blog. Stop running around blogs dropping comments on every post when your blog is as dry as a desert. Charity begins at home!

Fatimah said...

I like your perspective. Nobody wants to stoop low to conquer these days and this is majorly because a lot of these artistes are falsely buying into their own hype. MayD has been around for years but he was an unknown quantity till Square Records gave him a platform. Cool down, humble yourself, get work done and bid your time, no! which is pretty easy to do (with the advent of social media, it's easier and faster these days to blow up).

Thanks to Davido, Olamide etc. Everybody wants to be a star in 15mins. I remember this MayD from 2009 when he was featured in that Kels' song (Too fine), he totally murdered that hook but did that make him popular or put food on his table? So far, the only young artiste I love right now is Dammy Krane. He is young but he has common sense.

A lot of these artistes went through the same process (Tuface at Kennis, Wiz @ EME, Darey post Idols etc.). I remember how Kels grew titanic wings after a couple of singles, she fought with Clarence, left the label. Thank God for a well-documented contract, now she owes them. Where is she today? Probably growing a pot belly somewhere.

Anonymous said...

All i see is an arrogant guy, very full of pride!! Wasn't really gonna comment before buh just had to do after watching the video, and culdnt help buh notice the "we helped" ...wat the hell is he feeling like abeg? I still believe dat he shuldnt av given dat godamn interview in the first place,it was just so one sided and very bias if u ask me. He can't be saying dat they are giving back to the society, what stuipid society? Dat was so wrong a word to use and all I sense is pride, pride , pride, tsheww

Anonymous said...

Money dey finish o! If Michael Jacksons money could finish, how much una get wey u dey tear mouth? You dont know whether May D is the guy that will help you folks out in your twilight years

Anonymous said...

YOROBA people and envy

Anonymous said...

U hate somebody who is not on ur level so keep hateing. Fool

Anonymous said...

U re myopic,bastard,u think it is easy to build brand

Ms.Bee said...

You believe because it happened to you. Really???? What car did MayD buyy after he left? Wasn't it a Nissan? Is that a big car?

Everyone else has stated the obvious. MayD's success does not affect PSquare's, it adds to it.

I wish everyone well. I really wish MayD will be mature about this and remain quiet while moving on.

Anonymous said...

Who cares

Anonymous said...

Pls who is ur dealer? I need some of that sh*t ur smoking. dude u get time.
Valerie.

Anonymous said...

YOROBA people and envy

happy yoruba bunny said...

Luca u get time oooo
u know say some people na bingo dem be
let them be barking na an when they r @ it
if u v some dogbones left @ home please do feed 'em wt some
and who calls a woman BEAST if not a beast himself
get education; its not as expensive as ignorance

African Kitchen Paris said...

you are welcome, its Nigerian. its in d heart of Paris...

Ugo Boss™ said...

Tell those halfwits that always commented rubbish's ...#ekpa

Naija man said...

Exactly

Anonymous said...

Jude wats ur p...I hate u guys...pls leave d poor boi alone

Anonymous said...

#VeryBigSALUTE @bintin laye lomo!

Anonymous said...

please give me us the name of ur restaurant I'm in paris soon

happyhausabunny said...

In other words, MayD was over ambitious, lol,and what's wrong with that?

happyhausabunny said...

Thank you! I really dont see what MayD did wrong, cause he wanted to be like Psquare in a year, c'mon! So other artists under them that want to be like Psquare should wait for 7-8yrs abi...such nonsense. Being ambitious is now crime, na wa oh

Anonymous said...

Bastard, I'm made . Even ur papa no fit reach my level . Let's not even go there and I'm not gon brag about wat I make but fuck no. I'm not hating , I have a house, 3 cars and my bank acct is hmmmm u don't wanna know . I don't like Jude cause he's egocentric so choke on ur father's Dick if u don't like wat I said

Anonymous said...

First of all,they did a very good thing by letting him go. Each side shouldn't be angry because of that. It is much easier to destroy than to build. One artiste can destroy what you have built for years. The people using Rihanna as an example...Ask yourselves when Jay Z bought rihanna a Car(porshe) and when did rihanna buy a house...it all happened in 2012. Now this youg man wants to be DAiVIDO in just a year,does he not know that davido is from a rich home. It takes patience,humility and sometimes acting like a fool to get what you want. Its damn too early for him to start wishing to be P.square. He should have kept those wishes close to his heart alone till he gets what he wants. Ella

Anonymous said...

Taaa sharraaap. Hate which guys....Smhhh. May D stop commenting as Anonymuos ....No one cares. You wanted to bite the fingers that fed you but you forgot you are dealing with a family that built a brand over the years.

Anonymous said...

Best comment!!!

Anonymous said...

A quick question, how many artistes have they helped so far??

Anonymous said...

Ode na d thing wey we dey talk be dat.ignorant fool

Anonymous said...

Ugo u can't even speak simple and correct english

Anonymous said...

Luca wa gbayi!gud reply ..

****Mufasa Said said...

LMAO @ "enroll 'cameroon' in a public skl if d pupils wwill nt pull out his hair one by one" !!! Nice one to illustrate success coming with pain!

****Mufasa Said

Anonymous said...

Lol poverty mentality..if it took u 8yrs does it have to take him d same..dis fortunate pple sha...

Anonymous said...

Kenny:- u r an idiot u anon 00:17. If it too ur father eternity to build ur name that's if he achieved it doenst mean it will take another person the same. If u r wise,sharp n smart u will know ow to go about it. Say NO to foolishness cos its obvious u are a senseless big fool..... Mchewww!

Anonymous said...

Ladun post my comment. I am beginning to dislike your tribalistic Ass. Just post my comment. You obviously enjoy the shade on P.square abi. If you post this particular comment without posting my comment I sent hours ago...then you are truly an TRiAss.

Anonymous said...

U are a fool, so because it took lil Wayne years to make a name he should have also made nicki minaj and drake suffer the same fate, Nigerians will never ever let the person under them progress, they want you to be under them forever, useless people

African Kitchen Paris said...

You can google it, its Africa Kitchen Paris...

African Kitchen Paris said...

You can google it, its Africa Kitchen Paris...

Anonymous said...

It takes one to know another. Have a word with your mum.

Anonymous said...

Okoro it's Yoruba not Yoroba.

Anonymous said...

Idiot,yoruba and mouth I think that is their second name.keep on hateing while de igbo boys re buying up ur places.fools

Anonymous said...

Lucabracee, have you ever heard of punctuation marks?

Anonymous said...

ode na publicity stunt...no worry ur breakfast no go stop for psquare house...u didnt have to chat silly.

Anonymous said...

How many people have they ever brought to stardom? this is their first project and they failed. P-square and squared records is a family business.

Anonymous said...

I am with you Ella

Anonymous said...

Fatima you have a good sense of reasoning, MayD was giving a platform which so many artiste on the street are praying to for.i think he should humble himself, Rome was not built in a day like they said.His first colabo was with artiste well known round the world,i think he was given a yard and he ask for a mile which means pride has overwhelmed him which he must control.