by Teniola Shobowale
Lesson 101 – how to be a true performer
On the 30th of September, one half of Nigerian pop duo P Square, Peter Okoye fell off stage whilst he and his twin brother were performing their hit song Bring it on from their new Double Trouble Album. The incident happened at the Triple 9 concert, which was held at the Landmark Center, Victoria Island Lagos.
Reportedly whilst performing, the singer got too close to the edge of the stage and went tumbling down five feet (1.5m) down. Security guards and stewards rushed to help the star as soon as he fell, but the singer had unfortunately hit his back on the metal fence.
Despite the painful fall- just like a true star with the help and guidance of the security, the singer was able to get back on stage with his twin brother Paul and carry on with the performance. The artist reportedly went in for a check up at the Hospital as soon as he finished his performance and later took to twitter to address his fans about the incident.
“I fell of the stage and it wasn’t funny… like we said keep your head up high and standing tall… I will surely bring it on #sadface #headingtothehospitalloveuall”
He then later on posted a picture of his swollen leg on Instagram caption, “What defines us is how well we rise after falling… I’m human,I’m not perfect. But I’m thankful. I knw I will be fine b4 my next concert dis weekend in Congo Lubumbashi,Dubai …… Thanks peeps.”
The duo stars who recently in August released a single track featuring America’s Artist T.I titled EjeAjo have many more exciting things coming up for them in the future.
We really hope Peter has a pleasant and smooth recovery.
Peter Okoye isn’t the first and probably won’t be the last to tumble off the stage and continue perfectly with their performance. It’s all part of being a true performer- make the fall and brush it off. Iggy Azaleia recently fell off the stage at the MTV Video Music Awards benefit concert while performing her hit “Fancy” at The Avalon in Los Angeles. Security guards quickly pulled Azalea back onto the stage, and she barely missed a beat as Charli XCX joined her for the chart-topping single.