Afro-pop boy band Soul Afrika members’ decision to release separate singles has fuelled separation rumours making rounds on social media during the past few weeks.
By Kennedy Nyavaya
The award-winning duo which left Kenako Musik stable last August, however, said working on solo projects has been misread as a split.
In an interview with The Standard Style, vocalist Tatenda Mathe rubbished the insinuations, adding that the two were “inseparable”.
“No, we not are splitting, we are cool. We are just working on different projects for it has always been our plan to do a few projects and just expand our brands as well,” he said.
Takura Shonhai also concurred saying: “No, its not true. We are still intact and currently working on solo projects.”
Shonhai has been making strides alone, displaying rapping prowess after he recently released a hit titled Zino Irema, which is making strides on local airwaves and has topped Power FM charts.
He expressed joy over the song’s popularity and pledged to release a five track EP (extended play) titled MaObama anytime soon.
“Growing up, I was more of a rapper than a singer, but when I formed Soul Afrika, I decided to stick to that but you know how it is when you’ve always wanted to do something, you just want to do it,” he said.
“After people hear the EP titled MaObama, they will see local hip-hop in a different way.”
He said Soul Afrika would release videos for some of their yesteryear songs.
Meanwhile, Mathe has released a track titled, Ndide, which he described as the establishment of a flourishing career.
“My role is to do the music, so some fans might like the song while some might not but if they don’t, I will go back to the studio and make better and more music,” he said.
In the past, most bands and groups have fizzled out across the world as a result of individual productions, which only leaves time to tell if that will be the case with Soul Afrika.