Chop My Money

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"Chop My Money"
P-Square Chop My Money Official Album Artwork.jpg
Single by P-Square featuring Akon and May D
Released23 February 2012
Recorded2011–12
GenreAfropop
Length4:32
LabelSquare Records
Songwriter(s)P-Square
Producer(s)Fliptyce[1]
P-Square singles chronology
"Chop My Money"
(2012)
"Beautiful Onyinye"
(2012)
Music video
"Chop My Money" on YouTube

"Chop My Money" is a song by Nigerian duo P-Square. It features additional vocals from Akon and May D. The song originally appeared on their fifth studio album, The Invasion (2011). P-Square recorded the song shortly after signing a partnership deal with Akon's Konvict Muzik. The music video for "Chop My Money" was directed by Jude Engees Okoye and Ben Marc.[2][3]

Background and recording[edit]

"Chop My Money" loosely translates to Spend My Money. In an interview with Tim Westwood in 2012, the duo were asked about their collaboration with Akon and how it came about. They said they've known Akon for several years and their collaboration with him was an easy transition.[4]

Live performances[edit]

On August 26, 2012, P-Square performed "Chop My Money" at the Love AfroBeats Festival, a concert they headlined. The duo also performed the song to a sold out crowd at the HMV Apollo.[5]

Accolades[edit]

"Chop My Money" was nominated for Best Pop Single, Best Collabo and Song of the Year at The Headies 2012.[6]

Year Awards ceremony Award description(s) Results
2012 The Headies Best Pop Single Nominated
Best Collabo Nominated
Song of the Year Nominated

Track listing and covers[edit]

  • Digital download
  1. "Chop My Money" (P-Square, Akon and May D) – 4:32
  2. "Chop My Money" (cover by Henhouse Prowlers, a Chicago bluegrass band)[7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "The 10 Hottest Producers in Nigeria". NotjustOk. 4 October 2013. Retrieved 25 January 2015.
  2. ^ "VIDEO: P-Square – Chop My Money ft AKON & May D". Notjustok. Retrieved 22 August 2013.
  3. ^ "Chop My Money Ft Akon, May D". Iroking. Archived from the original on 6 October 2012. Retrieved 22 August 2013.
  4. ^ P-Square (2012). Westwood – P-Square 'Chop my money' (youtube). London: YouTube. Event occurs at 5:41.
  5. ^ "P-Square 'Love AfroBeats Festival 2012' with Wande Coal, May D". Nigerianmusicnetwork. Archived from the original on 9 November 2013. Retrieved 22 August 2013.
  6. ^ Alonge, Osagie (21 October 2012). "Psquare, Wizkid, Vector emerge top winners at The Headies 2012". Nigerian Entertainment Today. Archived from the original on 14 February 2014. Retrieved 10 February 2014.
  7. ^ Boyd, Clark (27 August 2012). "How a Chicago bluegrass band rocked Nigeria's music scene". PRI. Retrieved 28 August 2014.

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