Paul Okoye’s 8-Year Marriage To Anita Dissolved By Abuja High Court

Paul Okoye’s 8-Year Marriage To Anita Dissolved By Abuja High Court

By Wires Editor | The Trent on December 26, 2022
Paul Okoye
Paul Okoye and wife Anita Okoye nee Isama

A Federal High Court sitting in Abuja has granted Anita and her estranged husband, Paul Okoye divorce.

Anita and Paul got married in 2014.

Anita had told the court her major reasons for seeking a divorce were because of cheating, separation, being an absent father, fraud, and difficult experiences.

She asked in her petition that the court award a monthly settlement of $20,000 and a number of her husband’s properties.

Anita also claimed in her petition that she had contributed N10 million as an agreement with her husband that she would be granted space at the mall he had just completed in Lekki Phase 1, Lagos.

However, Anita later withdrew the claims and chose to settle following the alleged inability to prove all of the claims in her petition to the court.

The court, while ruling in the case, granted joint custody of the children to the duo.

Anita Okoye Seeks Divorce, Accuses P-Square’s Paul Okoye Of Sleeping With Housemaid

Anita Okoye, the estranged wife of P-Square’s Paul Okoye, has filed a divorce proceeding against her husband, citing infidelity as a major cause of action among others at an Abuja High Court.

A letter served to the singer by Anita’s lawyer implicated her estranged husband in an alleged affair with their housemaid, Florence. She also released addresses of hotels and apartments the musician used as his love nest as part of the evidence to strengthen her case.

Anita mentioned names and addresses of apartments and hotels which cannot be stated here for legal reasons.

The estranged couple are no strangers to the media’s tumultuous coverage of their marital trouble, this time it seems to be more nerve-wracking. Their love story stretches back to their days as undergraduate students at the University of Abuja.

The 34-year-old sparked rumours about her split from Rudeboy when she removed the couple’s wedding images off her Instagram account, @Anitaokoye, in 2021. After making the contentious decision, she gave her husband a divorce notice, prompting him to come to America and attempt to mediate the conflict with the aid of other family members. All of these efforts, however, proved fruitless.

Anita and Paul got married in 2014 and they have three children together.

Paul Okoye Breaks Silence, Reveals Why Psquare Split In 2017

Paul Okoye of Psquare, now professionally known as Rudeboy has revealed reason behind the music group’s split in 2017.

The Nigerian singer stated that family-related issues led to Psquare’s breakup and not music as many Nigerians believed.

You would recall that the biggest Africa’s music group, Psquare, made up of Paul and Peter Okoye, his twin brother, had parted ways in 2017 and the split was said to have followed a disagreement on the role of Jude Okoye, their older brother, as manager.

The musical twin brothers reconciled in November 2021 putting an end to their years-long bitter feud.

However, In an interview with Joey Akan, the music journalist, Paul opened up on his controversial split from Peter.

RudeBoy revealed that after the split, he kept mum about the controversy that ensued because he knew it was a family-related issue.

He lamented how “Psquare was just the sacrifice” in the highly-publicised feud.

“I kept silent. I never said anything. I never said anything, because I knew what the problems were. It was a family issue, and it turned out that Psquare had to pay for it. Psquare was just the sacrifice,” he said.

“It was a family issue, it had nothing to do with music. And because I respect family so much, I owe nobody any explanation.”

Speaking on how the split affected his music career, he said “For someone like me, during the period when I was in the group, I didn’t handle my social media myself. I wasn’t into the social media thing, because to me, it was more like a division,” he added.

“My own was just to go into the studio, record the songs and get them out, then ask what next. We talk about the video. Next? So, how do we do the next song? I was more like inside the box. My job was to go to the studio and record the song, write to the producer, and all.

“That was what I did. So, when I became solo, I needed to understand and study the music industry, because all I knew was to go to the studio and record. Do you expect me to ask myself what was next? Because I never knew what was next then. That’s why it took me that time. I needed to study marketing, and how to relate with the media because then, I wasn’t a spokesman in the group.”

Source: Daily Post


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