After launching a debut album, the Area 18-based dancehall crew Mabilinganya Empire has suffered a setback as Malinga Mafia has dumped the group.
Mafia, his real name Chiku Chitsundi, has dumped the group he joined two-years ago. He has since gone solo. The group launched their debut album Based in Town but popular in da Ghetto at Portuguese Club in December last year.
Speaking to The Nation, Mafia said he has succumbed to pressure from his fans.
“I have been dodging demands from my fans for a long time that I should go solo. Even some producers seconded the demand. So, after taking a deep thought, I have decided to succumb to their demands.
“It was also difficult for me to be managing my time with the group and school. I was not able to be with the group recording songs in the studios due to school engagements in most of the times,” said Mafia.
He added being in the group it was difficult for people to notice his potential.
“The group has founders so to be noticed that you are the one composing any of the songs,” he said.
Mafia said he would always cherish the experience learnt from the group in his music career. He hinted that fans should expect his first album soon.
The 18-year-old artist, who resides in Area 18B, came into music limelight with his hits, Missing which features Djee Sley, Black and Proud, Money Mi want and Party on Fire that enjoys air play in radio stations.