Mum Was the Only one Who Believed in Us – P-Square
All the four children of the late Madam Josephine Okoye aka Mama P-Square, involved in the music industry – Jude, Tony,
Peter and Paul – are still reeling with shock at the death of their beloved mother. The event has left them, as well as members of her family and church, devastated.
“She was our pillar of support, role model, comforter and close confidant. We will be missing her timely counsel,
encouragement and most especially her powerful prayers,” says Jude, the group’s all-round caretaker and video director.
Peter says, “She supported us morally, spiritually and financially too. I remember when we decided to make a career out of
music, she was the only one that believed in us. She used to ferry us out at night to attend shows without the consent of
our father, who insisted that we must quit music to face our education.”
The remains of the late Okoye, 61, who breathed her last in an Indian hospital after a heart surgery on July 11, arrived in
Lagos, Nigeria, on Tuesday.Until her death, Okoye was a minister of her church in Jos and a co-owner of one of the best bakeries in Jos, alongside her husband.
In her last interview with LIFE&BEAT, she described her children as gifts from God. “God gave me and my husband the best
children any parent would ask for. And we are proud of each and every one of them. There is no exception. Each is unique in
a way. They are my pride and joy every of my waking moments.”
Incidentally, all her children are graduates. Although the deceased and her husband were born, and raised their eight
children in Jos, Plateau State, they are both natives of Ifite-Dunu in Anambra State.