Game Over (P-Square album)

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Game Over
Studio album by P-Square
Released 2007
Genre R&B, Pop, Afro-pop, Reggae
Label Square Records
P-Square chronology
Get Squared
(2005)
Game Over
(2007)
Danger
(2009)
Alternative cover
2008 Re-Issued Cover
Singles from Game Over
  1. "Do Me"
  2. "Ifunanya"
  3. "No One Like You"
  4. "More Than A Friend"
  5. "Roll It"

Game Over is the third studio album by Nigerian duo P-Square. It was released in 2007 and reportedly sold over 1 million copies in the first six days of its release, setting a record in the Nigerian music industry. Furthermore, the album has sold over 8 million copies.[1] On August 19, 2008, the album was released on iTunes. The first single from the album was "Do Me". A video for the single was also released along with videos for "No One Like You", "Roll It", "More Than A Friend" and "Ifunanya". However, the most successful single was "No One Like You" which stayed at number 1 on the charts for almost 4 weeks until it was knocked down to number 2 by Mo Hits All Stars' "Pere".[2]

Singles[edit]

  • "No One Like You" was released as one of the album's singles. According to Forbes' 40 Most Powerful Celebrities in Africa article, the song has been viewed over 10 million times on YouTube.[3] The music video for the "No One Like You" was shot and directed by the duo's elder brother, Jude Engees Okoye. The song received the most airplay from the album. Wale did a remix to the song in 2011.[4] In 2010, Ugandan reggae duo Radio and Weasel released a song entitled "Zuena"; the song was sampled from "No One Like You".[5]
  • "Do Me" features vocals from Waje, an artist popularly known for her vocals on M.I's "One Naira". The music video for the single was shot in South Africa by Jude Engees Okoye. In a video interview posted on YouTube, P-Square said they spent more money shooting "Do Me" and less on "Beautiful Onyinye".
  • The music video for "More Than A Friend" was shot and directed in South Africa by Jude Engees Okoye. The song describes a guy asking the girl he loves to be "more than a friend".
  • The music video for "Ifunanya" was shot and directed in South Africa by Jude Engees Okoye. In the Igbo language, "Ifunanya" loosely means "love inspires love". The word is a fusion of "Ife" (love) and "funánya" (one who inspires love).[6]
  • "Roll It" was produced by Northside Entertainment and features recording artist, Alaye. The music video for "Roll It" was also shot and directed by Jude Engees Okoye.


Track listing[7][8][edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "No One Like You"   Paul and Peter Okoye 4:28
2. "Game Over"   Paul and Peter Okoye 4:17
3. "Do Me" (featuring Waje)
  • Paul and Peter Okoye
  • Aituaje Iruobe
4:41
4. "Miss U Die"   Paul and Peter Okoye 4:44
5. "Why E Be Say"   Paul and Peter Okoye 4:06
6. "More Than A Friend"   Paul and Peter Okoye 4:13
7. "Am I Still That Special Man?"   Paul and Peter Okoye 3:46
8. "Ifunanya"   Paul and Peter Okoye 4:26
9. "Stand Up"   Paul and Peter Okoye 4:28
10. "Roll It"   Paul and Peter Okoye 4:17
11. "Game Over (Uncensored)"   Paul and Peter Okoye 4:16
12. "No One Like U (Instrumental)"   4:29
13. "Do Me (Instrumental)"   4:43
14. "Roll It (Instrumental)"   4:14
Total length:
58:68
Notes
  • "—" denotes an instrumental

Personnel[edit]

  • Peter Okoye - Recording artist
  • Paul Okoye - Recording artist
  • Aituaje Iruobe - Featured artist
  • Alaye - Featured artist
  • Jude Engees Okoye - Director

Re-release history[edit]

Region Date Format Label
Worldwide August 19, 2008 CD, Digital download Sqaure Records

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Nigerian Identical Twins, Psquare, Most Popular Artists in Africa…". forbes. Retrieved 20 August 2013. 
  2. ^ "Game Over (P-Square album)". Academic. Retrieved 29 July 2013. 
  3. ^ "The 40 Most Powerful Celebrities In Africa". forbes. Retrieved 20 August 2013. 
  4. ^ "American Rapper, Wale, Remixes P-Square’s ‘No One Be Like You’". Bellanaija. Retrieved 20 August 2013. 
  5. ^ "Radio and Weasel's Zuwena sample of P-Square's No One Like You ...". Whosampled. Retrieved 20 August 2013. 
  6. ^ "Origin of the name IFUNANYA. Etymology of the name I FUNANYA. Meaning of the baby name I FUNANYA.". 2000names. Retrieved 20 August 2013. 
  7. ^ "Game Over". Itunes. Retrieved 27 July 2013. 
  8. ^ "Game Over". Itunes. Retrieved 27 July 2013. 

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