Charles Ndebele and Martin Sibanda have gone their separate ways due to what sources called irreconcilable differences. In a strange twist, Ndebele has formed a group called Ndolwane Super Sounds Amangwe 1 and has released his debut solo project, Azibuye Emasisweni.
Sibanda is also conducting music shows around Zimbabwe using the Ndolwane Super Sounds title.
“Finally Charles has came out public about his status. He is no longer with the original Ndolwane Super Sounds. He has his own band called Ndolwane Super Sounds Amangwe 1. His first album, Azibuye Emasisweni, has nothing to do with us. Martin is still to record his,” the original group stated. Fans voiced their disappointment.
“Abson Bhule Ndebele must be turning in his grave. He made sure the group always made great hits and was united. We are seeing the downfall of a group that once pipped Aleck Macheso with the hit album Phenduka,” said a fan,” Oscar Dube.
Ndebele, one of the band’s founding members, died in a car accident five years ago.
The group has defied a number of odds in the dog-eat-dog entertainment industry, producing hit after hit since their debut recording, Ndoyana. Their last offering was the 2009, Zethembe.
Of the albums they recorded, Hluphile, got the most airplay and was banned in some parts of Zimbabwe after it was perceived to be ‘too political’.
A reproduction of their pivotal, Africa, released in 1997, was used in South African Broadcasting Corporation programmes to unite the continent ahead of the 2010 FIFA World Cup that South Africa hosted. This split is one in a list of break ups that has characterized Zimbabwe’s musical groups over the years.Post published in: Entertainment