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P Square ecstatic about Zim show

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NIGERIAN pop twins Peter and Paul Okoye, popularly known as P Square — expected to arrive in Zimbabwe tomorrow — are ecstatic about their debut show in Zimbabwe slated for October 13 at Glamis Arena in Harare.

Report by Melissa Mpofu

They are billed to perform at the annual Lion Lager Summer Beer Festival alongside Zimbabweans Nox, Alexio Kawara, Ammara Brown, Chiwoniso Maraire, DJ Banks, BaShupi, Mic Inity, Prudence Katomeni-Mbofana, Roki, Winky D, DJ’s Rax and Banks.

P Square’s manager — who is also a brother to the duo — Jude Okoye, told NewsDay from his base in Nigeria that they were ecstatic about the show.

“People should expect quality entertainment and the best from P Square. We will be travelling with a 13-member delegation and our music is going to be performed with a live band,” said Okoye.

He said they were happy with the tour after earlier efforts had failed to yield results.

“We had received a couple of calls from various people asking us to perform in Zimbabwe, but unfortunately, some never got back to us, while most failed to meet our requirements,” he said.

He added that a show advertised earlier in the country, reportedly scheduled for August 31, was a hoax.

“I received numerous calls about that show which we clearly did not know of. No promoter or agent ever spoke to us and we never signed any contract for an August show in Zimbabwe. We were very disappointed because someone wanted to market their show using our name. Whenever we have a show, we announce on television or via the Internet,” he said.

Okoye said they had no plans to collaborate with local artists while in Zimbabwe as it was not part of their agenda. They will only perform at the Beerfest. But he urged local musicians to consider collaborations with international artistes to broaden their market.

“Collaborating with Akon and Rick Ross on the tracks Beautiful Onyinye and Chop My Money which have become hits, has been a bonus for P Square as they have managed to have wider fan bases through music videos they shot with these two international artistes. Other artists should consider doing the same as it will make them visible in other countries,” he said.

Delta Beverages, organisers of the show, said the highly-sought-after group will touch down early and spend some time in the country to allow them to engage in several social responsibility activities.

They will meet with fans at the Harare International Airport and have photoshoots before an autograph-signing session in First Street on Friday. The Nigerians and the local beer brewer will also partner in making a donation towards greater awareness of breast cancer.

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