Who remembers the Atumwi duet featuring Piksy and Nicolas Mbonela between 2006 and 2009?
Playing their unique beat which they christened Sendeza, the duo became an overnight sensation with their debut and only album to date Atumwi Volume One. After registering success with their maiden offering, they went their separate ways in 2009 to pursue solo careers.
Not much has been heard about them as Atumwi ever since. But on Wednesday, the two took their fans down memory lane with an online live performance.
During the interactive session, the two delivered a small performance of their old hits. The fans were treated to renditions such as Nzanga, Pamudzi, Pamtima, Moseliwa and One Love.
In separate interviews, they admitted missing the Atumwi act, but dismissed assertions that their appearance on Tuesday signalled a permanent reunion. However, they said they are working on something for their fans.
Piksy said: “I do miss it. But we also have to accept that things change. Music changes so do lifestyles. The only good thing is that I and Nic are still close.”
On his part, Mbonela said: “I miss the cordial relationship, attachment, spirit and hard work that we embraced between us. We set the pace for others to emulate as role models. Our music was suitable for a wide audience.”
The two have hinted that they are working on two projects: one musical in nature and the other not music related.
“We just wanted to remind people of the old days. We wanted to see if people still remember the duo. We are working on something away from music. But we have plans to release at least one song this year,” said Piksy.
Mbonela said their getting back together was something he has always longed for and he is happy that it finally happened. He said the song that they are working on will be a thank you for the support their fans continue to show them till today.
He said: “There has been some pressure asking us for a comeback. We realise we are nothing without our supporters. We want to thank them for their support and loyalty even during our absence. We love them.”