Peter Okoye of the Nigerian music duo, Psquare, has split from the group, which has his brother, Paul, as partner.
The musician made his position known in a letter he sent to Festus Keyamo chambers, which became public on Monday.
Peter said he had decided to terminate the agreement between him and Paul over differences he stated in the letter.
He wrote: “What I am about to do has been the most difficult decision to make, I have tried and exhausted all my options to make this work. However, it seems that Paul is not willing to cooperate.
“For example, he cancelled our US tour without discussing it with me, he cancelled each show we were booked for.
“He has also been accusing and threatening my wife and family of unimaginable lies via social media outlets. I and my wife have been getting different threatening messages…
“I cannot continue with Psquare in conditions like this that will jeopardize my well-being.
“We all have agreed that as long as PSquare is in existence, we can operate as individuals as long as it doesn’t tamper with the group songs.
“I wish Jude and Paul the best in their careers, I love them and their families but my family comes first.”
There had been indications that things had got to a head between the brothers when Peter announced a new stage name: Mr P, on social media about a month ago, indicating he was ready to move away from Paul and their brother-Manager, Jude Okoye.