Rude Boy is the stage name of one of the duo who made up the famous P-square band. So, it is almost impossible to talk about him without mentioning P-square.
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P-square came into existence in 2003 when Paul Okoye (Rude Boy) and his twin brother started doing music together publicly. Their name was all over the place because they caused a major transformation in the Nigeria Music Industry. Rude Boy combined both singing and dancing as his skills. People often referred to him as the one with dreadlocks whenever they wanted to differentiate him from his identical twin brother.
|Real name||Paul Okoye|
|Date of birth||18 November 1981|
|Country of Origin||Federal Republic of Nigeria|
|Source of Wealth||Businessman and Music|
|Net worth||₦6 Billion|
In 2016, news spread that the two have decided to go their separate ways and do their things independently. In 2017, they both continued music separately and rendered P-square defunct.
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After this separation, Paul Okoye stuck with the name “Rude Boy” and he is also sometimes referred to as “King Rudy”.
Rude Boy Background
Paul Okoye was born on Wednesday, 18th November 1981 into the Okoye family. He is a native of Anambra State, Nigeria., however, he was born in Jos, the capital of Plateau state Nigeria. Paul Okoye was born into the family of seven children.
Many people know the famous songwriter, record producer, and singer “Rude Boy”. He became famous when he and his twin brother had their band tagged “P-square”. In his early years, together with his twin brother Mr. P (Peter Okoye), they had always had a flair for dancing and singing. Michael Jackson was their role model, having learned various moves and stunts from him.
Rude Boy Education
Rude Boy had his secondary school education together with his twin brother in St. Murumba Secondary School in Jos, Plateau state. He proceeded to have his university education at the University of Abuja where he studied Business Administration.
Rude Boy Family
He got married to the love of his life Anita Isama in year 2014 thought they had known each other since his days at the University of Abuja. He has a son named Andre and a set of twins too. After he and his brother decided to pursue their careers separately, ha has released a couple of solo tracks, one of which is titled “Fire Fire”. “Reason with me” is popular song of his which actually pulled the highest crowd on YouTube in the whole of Africa in 2019. “Reason with me” alone had over 40 million views. Incredible!
From observations, Paul is seen to be fond of his twin brother, Peter has they both did and had a lot in common over the years. He and his brother are great singers and dancers who caused a major shift in the Nigerian music.
Obviously, Rude Boy does not just share looks with his twin brother, they have similar skills and passion seeing that they both chose music as their life career. The duo owned several properties together including a house they both lived in with their family.
However, upon the separation to do music individually, some of the properties were sold. Prior to their separation, their last major album was tagged ‘ Double Trouble’ released in 2014. Rudeboy’s separation from his twin brother Mr. P, was as a result of long-standing, recurring arguments between the duo.
Rude Boy record label
He launched his record label named “Fire Department Inc” in the year 2019. This was a great move majorly because he and his twin brother used the “Square Records” when P-square was still functional. But there had been nothing on record labels from the duo until Paul stormed Instagram with his newest record label in 2019.
Rude Boy Net Worth
Rude Boy though a solo artist has risen to become one of the most influential and richest Nigerian musicians. His net worth is estimated to be ₦6 Billion presently and would have probably been around $25 million per peradventure P-square was still in existence.
His Appreciation for Wealth
Some time ago, Rude Boy posted a picture of himself seated of the floor in his executive mansion on the media and expressed how he used to seat on the floor whenever he visited a rich man’s house as a child. He wrote, “me when I go to big people’s house when I was young…very humble”.
Paul Okoye has been doing well for himself majorly because starting off as a solo artist which you’ve always been doing it with your twin brother isn’t an easy task. He has proven to be a hard worker and a man who is ready to do whatever it takes to give his fans the beat they deserve
Rude Boy House
He and his brother used to own different houses together before P-square became defunct. They had exotic buildings on Lekki, Omole Estate, Ikoyi and Banana Island, Lagos.
Rude Boy has his own mansion in Parkview Estate, Ikoyi Lagos, Nigeria, and he has several cars attached to his name. His mansion in Parkview Estate came as a surprise to everyone when he posted a video of the ongoing project in 2018.
Rude Boy Cars
His car Collections are not all clear to the general public, but beyond any doubt, we know that he has a:
Mercedes-Benz GLE43 AMG 4MATIC Coupe
Lamborghini Aventador Roadster
This luxury car features a V12 engine with a whopping power of 740 horses that allows a top speed of 350 km/h
Powering the car is 5.2-litre naturally aspirated V10 engine, making 602 hp. It can sprint to 100 km/h (60 mph) in 2.5 seconds, on the way to a top speed of 341 km/h (212 mph).
- MSRP: From $58,900
- Dimensions: 194″ L x 79″ W x 69″ H
- Horsepower: 335 to 523 hp
- MPG: Up to 21 city / 26 highway
- Engine: 3.0 L 6-cylinder, 4.4 L V8
This is a white elegant car, promising more fun to cruise on the bad road when Paul hangs out with his friends.
Range Rover is possibly the most favorite line of the car in their family as Peter and his purchased one each exact same model of Range Rover.
2014 Benz C-Class Coupe
- Horsepower: 201 to 507 hp
- MPG: Up to 22 city / 31 highway
- Curb weight: 3,538 to 3,816 lbs
- Dimensions: 181-185″ L x 70″ W x 55″ H
- Wheel size: Front 17-18″ diameter, 7.5-8″ width; rear 17-18″ diameter, 8.5-9″ width
- Engine: 1.8 L 4-cylinder, 3.5 L V6, 6.2 L V8.
Paul Okoye (Rude Boy) is a great singer, a lover of his family, beautiful houses, and exotic cars.
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The most troubling thing to me about this guy is his family life. I just wish everything I have heard are nothing but rumors