The music scene in Kenya has witnessed the rise and fall of various groups, with notable examples being Ethic Entertainment and Sailors, contributing to the popularity of Gengetone music.
Ethic Entertainment, known for their distinctive Gengetone style, emerged as one of the prominent music crews in Kenya. However, their success was short-lived, and in a recent interview with Buzz Central, Ethic’s manager, Allen Igatanyi, shed light on the reasons behind the group’s disbandment after releasing only a few songs.
Consisting of four talented male members – Rekless, Swat, Seska, and Zilla – Ethic Entertainment faced internal conflicts that ultimately led to their breakup. Igatanyi explained that personal disputes and inconsistent agreements were the primary factors behind this unfortunate outcome.
Drawing a parallel to a football team, Igatanyi highlighted the importance of unity within the group. He expressed, “Just like in football, where the goalkeeper plays a crucial role, without whom no goals can be scored. I was the coach.”
According to the manager, when Rekless decided to pursue a solo career, it became challenging for the remaining members to sustain the group’s cohesion. Swat, who was immensely popular and had a substantial following, started losing focus as fame took its toll. Another member temporarily took over leadership, but when Rekless eventually assumed control and opted for a solo career, the group’s dynamics became difficult to maintain. Without their original leaders, the remaining members found it arduous to continue their collective journey.
Igatanyi revealed that managing Rekless became complicated due to the artist’s maturity and age, which surpassed his own. As a result, he made the decision to depart from Ethic Entertainment and focus on mentoring other aspiring artists.
While Ethic Entertainment gained fame with their smash hit “Lamba Lolo,” internal conflicts and individual ambitions played a significant role in their eventual separation.