Singer Peter Okoye of defunct duo P-Square and now a solo artiste as Mr. P, has covered the latest edition of Guardian Life magazine.

Speaking to the magazine, he opened up on the P-Square split, revealing that the iconic duo had issues as far back as five years ago.

He told the website: “If I hadn’t opened up, the fans would have seen through it all. In five years, there won’t have been any new song from P-Square; we would just be pretending and be doing shows. The only thing that kept us for the last four years was the shows; it’s not healthy, I can’t do that, I’m sorry.”

He added: “Whether we like it or not, if I hadn’t spoken up, the name P-Square would have gone completely because as of over five years ago, we weren’t ready to bring out a song.”

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He also denied claims that he was the cause of the split.  “It never started from me. If you feel that it is my fault, for telling you guys the truth, look at where it has brought us today. I am cool with my brothers but I don’t do (family) business anymore. It’s not healthy,” he said.

You can read the full interview on Guardian Life here. See photos from his shoot below!