Update on P’Square mum’s death: She Died Few Hours After Heart Surgery In India

The Nigeria entertainment circle and fans of Psquare (Peter and Paul Okoye) are still in shock over the sudden death of Psquare’s mum Mrs. Josephine Okoye. The late mother of the Okoye’s had been ill for some time, and was operated on in an Indian hospital a few hours before she gave up the ghost last night.
According to NET, she passed away about five hours after undergoing heart surgery.

A statement from Psquare’s publicist says
‘Josephine Okoye, who had battled with prolonged illness, passed away in an Indian hospital in Kolkata, last night July 11, 2012 at 11PM.’
Speaking to NET at his residence, Peter Okoye said their late mother suffered from diabetes.
We’re told she had earlier been admitted to St. Nicholas hospital in Lagos, but was flown out of the country when her condition worsened.

The atmosphere at Squareville, the Omole Phase 1 home of the Okoye brothers – Peter, Paul and Jude, was somber, less than a day after the news broke.

Friends and colleagues of the award-winning singers have been visiting the house to commiserate with the family.

A condolence register has been opened, and some of those who paid early visits include their album marketer, T-Joe, producers Flip Tyce and Samklef and TV host Helen Paul-Bamisile.
While Peter Okoye opened up his doors to speak with NET, Paul was not seen anywhere in the vicinity.

‘You know that she was a prayer warrior, so I don’t need to tell you how she stood by us spiritually. Besides, she was the only one that believed in us when we decided to make a career out of music.
I can remember that she used to sneak us out at night then to attend shows without the consent of our father who insisted that we must quit music to face our education’, Peter recounts.

She is survived by her Jos based husband, her children Ifeanyi, Henry, Jude, Lilian, Tony, Peter, Paul and Mary, as well as her grand-children, including Cameron, Peter’s son.



  1. At a time when she would have been enjoying the fruit of her hard labour (8) children, the enemy (death) snatched her away. Well, we cannot question God. You all should accept my sympathy. But Mama was very beautiful/pretty if you like. No wonder Pa Okoye continued jealously to fire untill eight. Please don’t mind me I was supposed to be consoling the man. May her gentle Soul RIP.

  2. This is a vry sad news am short of words,,but all i can just say is mummy thank you for beliveing in the boys and leting them get a life in the music wold,,u will not be 4gotten easily,,may your gentle soul rest in peace,,PETER and PAUL pls take heart,,its well!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  3. Humanity wil not 4get u, u are a real picture of womanhood nd d legacy u hav left behind wil nt b erased cos its a foot print on rock nd nt on sand dat wil b washed away by rain

  4. p-square pls tak hrt.is a nature we can do witout it i kw some pple we b hapi da ur mum is gone bt GOD kw’s y may her soul rest in peace 4rm Darlington.

  5. May †ђε good lord console d entire family,take hrt peter,paul,jude,tony,lilian,mary,etc… R.I.P Mami

  6. Peter n paul, tak hrt, k.god nos y he tuk her away frm u nw. Although shes gon frm ur physical wrld but she remains wit u spiritually. Accept my hrt felt sympathy, 2geda wit ur siblins

  7. life doesnt end, it changes. mama has gone to live with our Lord Jesus. May God you the fortitude to bear this lose. Be consoled by the fact that Josphine lived an upright life while on earth. May her soul rest in perfect peace.


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