Boy band Ethic refutes break-up rumours: we are here to stay

Boy band  Ethic refutes break-up rumours: we are here to stay

Boyband Ethic entertainment perfoms in Nairobi. Photo:Instagram/Ethic

  • The quartet, which comprises: Swat, Reckless, Zilla and Seska was speaking during an inteview with the Churchill show. 
  • The four denied claims of a break-up, saying that the global pandemic, that continues to wreak havoc the world over, was their wake-up call. 

Kenyan boy band Ethic Entertainment now says that Gengetone is not dead, appearing to  refute claims that the popular wave that had taken over the Kenya  music scene in recent years, was breathing its last. 

The quartet, which comprises: Swat, Reckless, Zilla and Seska was speaking during an inteview with the Churchill show. 

The four also denied claims of a break-up, saying that the global pandemic, that continues to wreak havoc the world over, was their wake-up call. 

“Gengetone still exists, Ethic Entertainment has not split and Ethic group is still here. We are here to stay!” the quartet's front man, Rekles said. 

And despite having access to very limited shows following Covid restrictions in the country, the Lamba Lolo hit makers have somehow managed  to stay afloat, and are releasing hit songs for their loyal fan base. 

They released their latest project, Fanya, in September. 

According to the boy group, gengetone was greatly impacted by Covid, and has only now began getting back on its groovy feet, following a vacation of the curfew orders in Kenya after nearly two years. 

“Gengetone has really been negatively affected, but now that the president ordered the vacation of curfew, things will slowly fall back into place. Music groups will go back to how they initially were.”  Zilla Dropa said. 

Rekless also appealed to Kenyans for support, saying that most Kenyans appreciate international acts more. 

“We need to accept our music. If we have pride for our own, local artists will be motivated, as they will feel the support. It does not have to be us, it could be any upcoming artist.” Rekless added. 

The boy band, showbiz pundits claim, inspired an entire industry following the release of their banger 'Lamba Lolo' which, inspite of its racy reference to oral sex, went on to top charts and kick-start a whole gengetone movement. 

The quartet said they did not expect their first song to be such a whirlwind. 

The song, released 3 years ago,  currently has a collective 5.1 million views and 51K likes on YouTube.

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