The Gengetone music scene in Kenya has experienced the rise and fall of several groups, with Ethic Entertainment and Sailors being notable examples.
These groups, although short-lived, have made a significant impact on the music industry and contributed to the popularity of Gengetone.
Ethic Entertainment, renowned for their Gengetone music, emerged as one of the biggest 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 breakup after releasing only a few songs.
Consisting of four male members – Rekless, Swat, Seska, and Zilla – Ethic Entertainment faced internal issues that ultimately led to their disbandment.
Igatanyi explained that personal conflicts and a lack of consistent agreements were the primary factors behind the breakup.
Igatanyi compared the group’s dynamics to a football team, highlighting the importance of unity.
He stated, “It’s like in football, where the goalkeeper is the key person in the team. If the goalkeeper is not there, you will not score any goals. I was the coach.”
According to the manager, when Rekless decided to pursue a solo career, it became challenging for the remaining members to continue as a group.
Swat, who was highly likable and had a significant following, started losing focus as fame took hold.
Another member took over temporarily before Rekless took charge and decided to go solo. Without the group leaders, the rest of the members found it difficult to carry on.
Igatanyi revealed that managing Rekless became complicated due to his maturity and age, even surpassing his own.
Consequently, he made the decision to leave Ethic Entertainment and concentrate on mentoring other aspiring artists.
While Ethic Entertainment gained fame with their hit song “Lamba Lolo,” internal conflicts and individual ambitions played a significant role in their eventual separation.