Guitarist Shadre has said his brother Code Sangala, a for¬mer Big Brother Africa (BBA) representative never told him that he was going solo and that he only learnt it from the newspaper.
Shadre who alongside his brother Code have raised the bar of the Ndirande based group Kapirin¬tiya, famed for hits like 'Kwathu Nkundirande,' said he was equally shocked and would have loved if his brother told him.
"To be frank with you, Code never told me he was going solo and I was shocked when I read in the newspaper. Anyway I can¬not say much since he says he is exercising his artistic rights," said the hoarse-voiced Shadre. He wished his brother all the best in his solo project stressing that as for him he would not go solo but remain with Kapirintiya.
"I will not go solo so to speak, I am still in Kapirintiya which will always be there even if I go out. Shadre and Code are not bigger than Kapirintiya and I am happy to learn that he said that," said Shadre.
Code said Kapirintiya will always be the base of his music career, as it gave him the platform to express his feelings.
"Kapirintiya is a group; Shadre is a bandman just like I am, so if they could be a scenario that I have differences with him, that does not mean I have differences with the group.
I have no issues with Kapirintiya or Shadre,I am just an musician celebrating my artistic freedom and that is allowed in the music industry," he said recently.
Asked if he would manage to drive Kapirintiya alone without Code as they shared ideas, Sha¬dre said:
"Let's wait until we cross the bridge but Kapirintiya will move on and will shortly come back to tell you some of its projects."
He admitted that there were problems in Kapirintiya which might have driven Code to pur¬sue a solo project.
"Of course there were some problems but I never knew it could come to that extent," said Shadre who late last year per¬formed alone during a concert at Kachere in Blantyre.
Code who has since changed his stage name to C-O has already released a single 'Ndiwe,' which is enjoying airplay in some of the local radio stations. The former BBA II and All Stars representa¬tive has said he is planning big projects as a solo artist and that he will do his album in South Africa having already discussed with Will K of Sparrows Studio.
"I should say that the album will not come out now but I have already started putting up some songs and I have got an over¬whelming response on the single which I have dropped," said Code.
He could not say why he did not inform his brother about his deci¬sion to go solo.
The former 101 DJ said there are a few artists that he intends to collaborate with citing among others Ghanaian Sammy, Botswa¬na's Kaone and Angola's Tatiana who he teamed up in BBA.
Code and Shadre come from a musical background where their late dad used to play a guitar. They worked together in several projects with the last being the launch of their latest album Tra¬distic Soul which features the hit 'Bwenzi Langa.'
Code first tested the stage with his elder brothers Wallstone and Ceaser through The Sangala Trio which toured with Mhango Salvation Singers before forming Kapirintiya with Shadre.