Rapper Fredokiss says the new album he is working on will be his last production.
The artist, who has mainly built his career on releasing singles, said he intends to shift his focus to business and expand his humanitarian efforts. Fredokiss released his only album Amanditcha Fredo in 2012.
In an interview from South Africa where he is recording the forthcoming album, the artist said Ghetto Angel will be his last.
“Yes! This is it. I will only be releasing singles and not recording a full album unless if the future is stubborn. My whole career has been built on one full album as most of my work has been singles. I want to allow myself to concentrate on my other areas of interest,” he said.
The Ndikatseka Maso hit maker said almost 65 percent work on his forthcoming album has been completed and he hopes to release it in February next year ahead of his Fill Up Kamuzu Stadium concert.
He said: “It will be a 12-track album and so far we have more than what we want. We are just trying to put everything in line with our concept and direction. We will select 12 songs to make the concept solid.”
Fredokiss said he is working with several producers from South Africa and Malawi on the project with Dare Devils’ GD as the main producer.
His announcement has coincided with that of fellow rapper Third Eye alias Mandela Mwanza who has announced his retirement from music. The rapper said No Room Era 3 is his last album.
“It is time for me to close this book of many chapters. It has been a great experience and through the ups and downs my fans never left my side. I feel complete. Fulfilled,” he posted on social media.
Third Eye has 11 albums to his credit. They include Imagine Being Jesus Without Knowing It, Taking Kandy From A Blind Baby, The Hat Trick, Broken Verses, Kumidima, Third World Citizen and Highly Underrated.
He said in an interview: “I came on the music scene on my own terms and I am leaving on my terms as well. You either miss a musician because they are dead or their reputation has faded. But none of those will be the reason why I will be missed.” Among the milestones of his career was the recognition he received in 2016 from the government of the United States of America as a Washington Fellow for young African leaders.