Nigerians on Twitter have likened the circumstances surrounding the split of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle from the UK royal family to that of Peter Okoye and Lola, his wife.


The Duke and Duchess of Sussex had stepped down from royal duties last year amid Meghan’s struggles to adapt to life in the royal family.

In a recent interview with Oprah Winfrey, Meghan had narrated how she contemplated suicide after her struggles with the royal family took a toll on her mental health.

The pair’s revelation had since reignited discussions on Twitter over how Peter Okoye, a popular singer better known as Mr P, also fell out with his family for insisting on marrying Lola.


Many users also alleged that Peter’s marriage to Lola led to the collapse of Psquare, the now-defunct music group, which he started with Paul Okoye, his twin brother.

It was also rumoured in some quarters that the pair’s mother had opposed Peter’s marriage to Lola before she breathed her last.

Paul also appeared to have given credence to the claims last year when he accused Lola of being manipulative during a social media face-off on the occasion of the twins’ 39th birthday.


In the wake of Harry and Meghan’s recent interview, several Nigerians have taken to the microblogging platform to revisit Peter and Lola’s union and also compared it to that of Harry and Markle.

“Peter Okoye (Mr P) did more than Harry to protect his wife. Fought his family and left them. Quarrelled with his twin. Scattered Psquare, a legacy world-beating successful music group for his wife. But he was still villainised here by men and women. Is he not a Nigerian man?” a user queried.

“We should celebrate Peter Okoye for standing for his wife against his family. The only difference between Harry and Peter is that the former is royalty while the latter is not. Peter Okoye, na man you be,” another user wrote.

Here’s what others had to say:


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