King Rudy biography | Early Life, Career, Net worth
He is a celebrated Nigerian music artist. His real name is Paul Okoye, and he has won several awards for himself over the years.
Paul was born on 18th November 1981, and he is popularly referred to as Rudeboy. Aside from being a singer, he is a record producer and songwriter.
His rise to fame has its foundation in P-Square, a group that held the Nigerian music industry by the jugular in the 2000s.
The group was made up of King Rudy and his twin brother, Peter Okoye.
More facts that make this music artist a force to be reckoned with in the Nigerian music industry will be discussed below.
King Rudy biography | Early life
Paul Okoye and his twin brother, Peter Okoye, attended St Murumba Secondary School, Jos, Plateau State, Nigeria.
While in secondary school, Paul became a drama and music club member, and this was where he started nurturing his dreams of becoming a musician.
He performed covers songs produced by the American music legends MC Hammer, Michael Jackson, and Bobby Brown.
He was doing all these with his twin brother, Peter. However, their rise to fame was not easy.
Paul Okoye once confessed that he had suffered and struggled through life before achieving his social and financial current status.
The two of them later formed a music group called P-Square. They won several awards together, and their spotlight transcends the shores of Nigeria.
King Rudy biography | Solo career
Despite the series of awards that P-Square had won together, even though the group members are twins, the center could still not hold, causing things to fall apart.
In 2017, the two brothers went their separate ways, which led to P-Square’s disbandment.
Following the group’s disbandment, King Rudy released his first solo track titled “Fire Fire,” and this was shortly followed by another solo titled Nneji Keke that same year in which P-Square was disbanded.
Then in 2019, he released another single titled Reason With Me. This song was so popular that it received the highest number of views on YouTube for Africans in 2019.
Following the disbandment of P-Square, King Rudy founded his record label named Fire Department Inc. in 2019.
In the course of his music career, especially since he went solo, King Rudy had featured and has been featured by several acts, including the following:
- Jude Engees Okoye
- Tiwa Savage
King Rudy biography | Personal life
King Rudy got married to Anita Isama in 2014. The two of them had met some ten years earlier while he was a student at the University of Abuja.
The marriage produced a son named Andre, and the wife gave birth to the boy in Atlanta, Georgia, United States.
At a later date, the couple had twins, and the delivery also took place in Atlanta, USA.
What is King Rudy’s net worth
His net worth is $15.4 million, and his primary sources of income are music and other businesses.
He is undoubtedly one of the wealthiest music artists in Nigeria today.